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How to change the ISO

When I take a picture I have to hold my camera absolutly perfectly still or else you can tell the camera moved when you view the picture. Someone told me it's the ISO and I don't know how to change it. Thank you

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Changing the ISO is only a patch for the problem - although it will allow you to take pictures with a faster shutter speed (which will help with motion blur) it's not panacea - it will add significant noise to the photo

I'd advise instead on of the following:
1) Place the camera on a tripod or other sturdy surface (like a desk)
2) Use more light (or, better still, use the flash if your subject is close)
3) Use the self-timer - a lot of camera shake originates from the movement of the finger on the shutter button

If you still want to change the ISO, check the camera manual (not all cameras allow you to change the ISO)

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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Nixon S8100 fairly new camera, nice pics if the subject doesnt move but horrible pictures if object moves. Very blurry.


If everything in the picture is blurry, you are moving the camera when you press the shutter button. If only the subject is blurry and the background is clear the problem is too slow shutter speed. If this is cause by movement of the camera you must learn to SQUEESE the button while being sure you don't move the camera. It just takes a little practice. If this problem caused by a shutter speed that is too slow, it is remedied by increasing the ISO "film" speed. Even though you have no film, the camera has a "speed" setting that relates to that. The higher ISO value increases the camera's sensitivity to light and thus allows for faster shutter speed. Normally the ISO choices are 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600. Try using 400. The ISO setting is in one of your camera menus. 400 is fast enough to solve your problem in all but very fast movement of either the camera or subject. Using ISO above 400 will cause your pictures to look grainy and not as sharp. Use the highest speed only when absolutely necessary. Slower ISO numbers produce the finest grain and thus the sharpest pictures. It a trade off between ISO and shutter speed because the exposure is a combination of the ISO and shutter speed and lens opening. Each one effects the exposure by half or double.

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In the house I have a perfect picture quality after taking a picture When shooting out doors I get a completely white screen and the picture is completely white and you cannot view it. How do I...


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Randomly, many of my photos are blurry.....


Looking at this camera manual I see that you can switch to PASM mode which I'm suggesting you use "P" Program. Also to get the best ( steadiest) photo's switch to the EFV (electronic viewfinder) there is a little swich just below and to the right of the viewfinder for switch from and too. it may have LCD/EFV on the switch A great idea for the very best photo to print is to use ISO 100 but this may prove difficult in some lighting situations try it and if you have some problems this can be changed to ISO 200 or higher but the higher the ISO number the grainier the pictures will become.
So a reap. Change to "P" program in the PASM mode. Switch to the EFV viewfinder, try ISO 100 but ISO 200 will work as well. What the big change is, is to use the Electronic viewfinder this brings the camera closer to your face and your arms are tucked into your body making it much more stable to hold. Happy New Year

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There are a few things to consider:

-- Are your hands steady as you take the shot, and are you moving the camera before the shutter actually clicks? As a test, put the camera down on a table top and take a picture without moving the camera until well after the shutter clicks. If the resulting image is not blurry--you just proved that your holding technique needs improvement!

--This camera has image stabilization to help you deal with camera shake--do you have this feature turned on in the menu?

--If your subjects are moving and your shutter speed is slow (meaning that the shutter stays open a relatively long time to gather enough light) then you will get blur. And, even if your subject is not moving but the shutter speed is slow, then your camera shake will come back to haunt you.

To fix slow shutter speed, you can either use a flash to freeze the action, or you can manually increase the ISO setting to a higher number, or you can choose a preset like "sports" which will tell the camera you want faster shutter speeds. A higher ISO setting will allow for faster shutter speeds, but it can also result in a grainy look, called "noise" if you set it too high.

Most likely it is your holding technique and the setting you are choosing that is causing the blur. If you are in decently bright light outdoors, you hold your camera steady and wait for the shutter to click, and you have image stabilization on, then you should have sharp pictures. If you are indoors, expect to need a flash.

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Put the camera on auto and it will set all those for you. By exprimenting you'll find the right settings for each occasion. To perfect this may take years. The settings depend on the weather, clouds, buildings nearby, water, target (moving/stationary/speed etc.).
With digital camera it's easy to take pictures with different settings and immediately be able to compare and find the right ones.

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You said you are sure that you are using the highest picture quality settings. The next thing is to change the ISO - this camera's "high ISO" does not produce images with good quality. The camera automatically uses a high ISO setting in low light, you need to tell it to not use high ISO by setting a lower ISO value. When shooting with a low ISO setting in low light, you need to use a tripod, and your subject can not be moving.

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What ISO setting are you using?  If you go above 400 ISO with your D200 you'll likely need to do some noise reduction when you process.  Check to see if you accidentally activated AUTO-ISO.

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Blurry pictures


What you are experiencing is a phenomenon called camera shake. Camera shake is caused when there isn't enough light for the camera to set a fast shutter speed. The camera's shutter opens and has to stay open for up to several seconds for enough light to hit the CCD to capture the image. Most people cannot hold a camera perfectly still for more then 1/60th of a second. In addition, when the telephoto feature is used on an Ultra Zoom camera, the field of view becomes smaller. Since a lens with a large focal length provides a small picture area, even slight imperceptible camera movement will cause a blurred picture. To reduce camera shake, try one or more of the following when applicable: Change to a fast shutter speed. Put the camera on a flat surface or use a tripod. Brace yourself against a tree or wall. Put the camera in sports mode. For situations with low light, raise the ISO. (Please note this will impede image quality)

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Blurry pictures


What you are experiencing is a phenomenon called camera shake. Camera shake is caused when there isn't enough light for the camera to set a fast shutter speed. The camera's shutter opens and has to stay open for up to several seconds for enough light to hit the CCD to capture the image. Most people cannot hold a camera perfectly still for more then 1/60th of a second. In addition, when the telephoto feature is used on an Ultra Zoom camera, the field of view becomes smaller. Since a lens with a large focal length provides a small picture area, even slight imperceptible camera movement will cause a blurred picture. To reduce camera shake, try one or more of the following when applicable: Change to a fast shutter speed. Put the camera on a flat surface or use a tripod. Brace yourself against a tree or wall. Put the camera in sports mode. For situations with low light, raise the ISO. (Please note this will impede image quality)

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