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GRAINY PICTURES Despite holding my DSC-S40 very still and using the fully automatic mode, my pictures consistantly appear grainy. This is especially true indoors. Any ideas?

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  • norton1 Dec 21, 2007

    Thank you for the quick response. I'll give it a try and let you know the results.



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Noisy pictures = High ISO in almost all cases. Select ISO manually (select a manual mode where you can control the ISO) and set it to the lowest possible value. To avoid camera shake, place the camera on a tripod or another sturdy surface; or use the flash

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