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Blurred pictures When taking pictures in optical zoom, all pictures come out blurry. Can you suggest any resolutions to this problem?

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Re: Blurred pictures

If you are at maximum zoom ther likelyhood is that the shutter speed it long and you have camera shape coming in with will be amplified at high magnification.
Try shorter Zoom and non zoom pix they are Ok - then it is the camera shake thing.
A Tripod or a place to hold the camera steady is the remedy.

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1. Digital zoom is a part of digital cameras, and camcorders, which helps to crop the entire image, and then digitally enlarge the size of the viewfinder of the portion that is needed to zoom in on
2. Digital zoom crops the image down to a centred area with the same ratio as the original, and also interpolating the result back up to the pixel dimensions of the original. this method involves cropping, hence the resolution and quality is reduced
3. Digital zoom, crops a portion of the image and then enlarges it back to size. And due to this, image quality is reduced in comparison with the original one.
4. Using the digital zoom allows the user to get closer to the subject when the photographer wants to be discreet about taking pictures, like taking a picture of a person in a graduation ceremony.

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1. While taking a picture using a Camera to want to get a close shot of the subject without moving physically closer, photographers use the optical zoom.
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3. There is no relation between optical zoom and the resolution of the photo, as optical zoom only enlarges the whole image or the subject to a certain range. So image quality only depends upon the mega pixel (MP) of the camera

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