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Blurred pictures, and Red hand Flashing warning

I have a Nikon Coolpix 3200 and the pictures keep turning out blurred. I have read the manual and checked all the instructions for the various menus. Also, a red hand keeps flashing. What does this mean?

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The red hand is warning you that the shutter speed is too slow for handholding. Your pictures are coming out blurred because the camera is moving during the relatively lengthy exposure.

Put the camera on a tripod or other stable surface, and/or use the flash.

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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