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Dimage Z3 blurred zoom images

I have a Dimage Z3. The only problem I have is that when I use the zoom whether its optical or digital the image is blurred/out of focus. images seem to be crisp and clear whithout using the zoom. To me it seems that either the auto focus is'nt working correctly or the motor guide does'nt synchronised proparly when the zoom lever is moved. Can any one shed any light pleas. Thanks Kim

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  • kymg Dec 21, 2007

    Thanks Sunriser for your comments - I have tried what you have suggested but images are still blurred so it would seem that I do have a problem. As the cost of repair obvioulsy outweighs the original cost of the camera I think I'll treat myself to a new one and dismantle the Z3 to see if I can fix it myself and if so I'll have a good backup!



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I don't think there's any problem. Simply, a longer zoom means that - without a faster shutter speed - there is an increased probability for camera shake. Additionally, cameras usually struggle with focus in longer zoom. To be sure that there isn't a fault, do this:

1) Place the camera on a tripod or other sturdy surface
2) For additional stability (and to avoid camera shake due to shutter button movement), select the self-timer
3) Focus and take the shot.
If it's still blurry, then yeah, there's a problem

Posted on Dec 21, 2007


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