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Blurry pictures in a Canon powershot SD400

I've had this camera since Jan of 2006, it has worked great for me and I have taken a lot of pictures with it. Lately when I take a picture I notice that it is very blurry and has a white look to it... I have tried resetting all of my settings and nothing seems to be helping it. Do you think maybe I need a new battery since I have gotten so much use out of mine (it is the rechargeable one that came with the camera) or what could my problem be? I hate to buy a new battery and that not even fix my issue! thanks!

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The quality of photos has absolutely nothing to do with batteries and chargers, and very rarely with memory cards. If a salesperson tries to sell you one of the above, they're taking advantage of you!

First of all, make sure that the settings are appropriate for the lighting conditions of a given shot. Having a long exposure (e.g. 2 seconds) in daylight will produce blurry images that are overexposed (i.e. very white and washed out).

If you are positive that the settings are ok, and the problem persists even after changing modes (from auto to manual, etc), then try to use another memory card, or even the same, after formatting it and cleaning the contacts (with a dry fabric).

If the problem persists even then, you'd better send it for service

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