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
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
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You receive a flash warning because the image does not have enough light for the aperture and shutter speed combination either you have set or the camera has set. There are several solutions. I can't seem to find whether that camera has a manual exposure mode or only auto modes. If only auto modes, refer to number 1 and the last two bullets.
1. Turn on your flash. If you do not want to use your flash....
2. If you have the ability to adjust your exposure settings
Open your aperture to it's widest ability. That would be a small number like 2.8 or 3.5
Reduce your shutter speed to about .125 Anything slower than that may introduce blur into the image depending on how steady your hands are.
Increase your ISO upwards toward 1600. Be cautious though. The higher the ISO, the more grain or noise is introduced into the image.
Do not use optical zoom (16x). Use only digital zoom (4x). You lose too much light at super zoom levels and the pic gets too shaky anyway.
because the camera is a 10x optical zoom. Once you go above the 10x it is no longer using the optics to zoom. it is using the "digital zoom" which is, in my opinion useless. you can disable the digital zoom in the menu options(recommended). basically it's taking the 10x zoomed image and cropping it or enlarging the pixels and that is where the blurriness comes from.
blurred copies usually come from the optics area,
when turned off and on does the zoom lens go to home position and back?
did you clean the optics and then had this problem, could be a misaligned mirror.
It is a regular problem with cameras that have a lot of zoom; optical or digital. a very little shaking of hands can really blur the image.
Image stabilization actually supposed to help. But if you are Ok with it off, that's great.
i would recommend resting your elbow on something solid (like someone's shoulder or a wall or anything like that.
One more thing - try inhaling and holding your breath at the moment you press the shutter release.
The best solution would be to buy a Tripod; even better would be to buy one which has a remote wired control.
take care and enjoy blur free images..
This is a symptom commonly listed for DiMAGE cameras listed on EBay for 'parts only'. Dropping the camera I had caused the same problem and carefully 'smacking' the camera once again did solve the problem but that may have been dumb luck. Sorry but it is a service task that may cost more than the camera.
Yes, the camera features x2 digital zoom. (Digital zoom does not work in RAW setting)
When operate the digital zoom, the imaged size will be changed as follows:
Setting image size 2560X1920,2080X1560 and 1600X1200: to 1280X960
Setting image size 640X480: No change
Wide converter can be attached by using the dedicated adaptor ring ZCA-300 and will provide equivalent to 26mm angle of view in 35mm film.
The closest subject distance:
Normal Recording mode: 70.5 cm (from CCD), 60 cm (from the front of wide converter)
Macro mode : 20.5 cm (from CCD), 10 cm (from the front of wide converter)
*1 Set the Lens acc. to Wide Converter. in the setup menu. (Optical zoom will be fixed at wide-angle end.)
*2 Built-in flash can be used when attaching a filter, but shadowing may occur at the bottom of the image. In this case, use of program flash 5600HS(D), 3600HS(D), 2500(D) (sold separately) is recommended.
*3 Filter with 52mm in diameter can be attached to the adapter ring.