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Poor picture picture is blurry and unable to focus

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I installed the camcorder. How do I focus it? It is all blurry

There's a ring around the lens on the camera. Turn it either clockwise, or counter clockwise until the picture is clear.

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Picture is very blurry on screen what can i do to stop this please

Ah, my best guess would be that you have the auto-focus setting turned off. You'll have to go into the menu options (not sure exactly which ones) and look for either "Focus" or "Auto Focus" and set it from manual, to auto. Play around with the settings, get used to what they do, check in the owners manual if there's something you're not sure of, and if this doesn't fix the problem post again and I'll see what I can find out.

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My problem is blurry photos. Problem occurs when taking pictures over a few feet away. I have tried manual focus, with no improvement. The pictures are blurry but I don't think it's a focus problem. No...

You haven't switched the camera to "macro" mode by any chance? Flash should eliminate camera shake as the source of the problem. If it isn't macro mode, then it sounds like a fault requiring the repair shop.

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Every picture i take is not a good quality either it's blurry or the color is horrible - kind of yellowish - what kind of adjustment do i have to make

Well the blurry is caused by poor focus. Try not to zoom too much. Better to get closer to the subject if possible. Study your manual and adjust your diopter which loosely means adjust the viewfinder in and out whilst looking at a subject without using any zoom until the picture is clear. Then take you'll find it easier to focus when you do actually zoom. Sometimes there's a small sliding piece of plastic sticking out of the side of the lens. Otherwise it's a matter of turning the eyepiece to get the clarity. That's why I said check the manual. That will explain which method to use.

The yellowish colour is unusual. I would say check you have the White balance switch set to auto but lack of white balance is not usually a yellow picture. But check the white balance switch anyway and make sure it's in auto mode.

Ordinary light bulbs or some street lighting can give a yellow caste so check you have the inside outside button switched to the correct position, depending on where you are at the time of shooting.

Did you buy the camera used or new. Often people who have faulty cameras will sell them off cheap and run. Leaving the owner with the problems.

So to sum up. get closer to your subject rather than use zoom if you can. If you use a lot of zoom either use a tripod or place the camera on a firm surface or even hold the camera whilst you stop yourself from moving by leaning against a wall or tree etc.

Next remeber where you are and switch the indoor/outdoor switch accordingly

Apr 22, 2010 | JVC Everio GZ-MG130 Camcorder

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Unable to focus

I have the same problem and I had the same self diagnosis. Have you had any success?

Aug 14, 2009 | JVC Everio GZ-MG130 Camcorder

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Blurry video recording

Since the camcorder returns to the auto shutter setting and the auto exposure setting when it's switched into Night Capture mode, I would say that might be your problem.  Change your shutter and exposure settings. To do this, switch to Camera mode, turn the menu dial to the setting you wish to change then press enter.  You may have to play with the settings until you get the desired picture. Remember, faster shutter speeds for faster action (stop action), and longer exposure settings for darker situations. Let me know if you need more help.

Feb 16, 2009 | Samsung Video Cameras

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  1. Adjust the focus
  2. clean the lens
  3. check it again, if still doesn’t work, please let me know how long have you had this camera.

May 13, 2008 | JVC GR-D22U Camcorder

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Picture still blurred on record mode

Your problem sounds like a focus problem. Could be that it's on manual focus and you're hitting the sweet spot only in full zoom? From the manual: 1. Set the power switch to CAMERA mode. 2. Turn the MENU DIAL up or down until the FOCUS is highlighted and then press the ENTER button.  M. FOCUS(MF) will display. 3. Turn the MENU DIAL up or down until the object is in focus.  Zoom out a little if focusing is difficult. 4. To return to AF (Auto Focus: ), press the ENTER button again. Hope it works out, let us know!

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