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When I turn the camera on the screen is out of focus or just blurry.

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Why do I get blurry pictures on screen even when I'm focusing.


Go to MENU. Then TOOLS. Make sure Motion Detection is in AUTO.
If that is on AUTO then Put the camera on a hard surface (like tripod) and focus and see if image is still blurry. Lastly, it is difficult to focus in some conditions. Move the focus point, you can click on the screen to change it. Blur can be caused by: long exposures, camera motion during photograph, bad conditions unable to focus.

The focus routine in this camera gets confused often. It can be frustration. It will only be in focus when it is GREEN before you shoot and the camera is not shaking. At night it can take great night shots with a TRIPOD and Exposure set to -1 to -2.

Dec 07, 2014 | Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera

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Why is my screen blurry and out of focus?


First-things first,
Check to make sure the lens is free of grit! When the lens becomes dirty, the image on your screen will be blusry and out of focus.

Aug 31, 2014 | Cameras

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How can I focus the screen on my camera? The screen is blurry.


Make sure your lens and any other small sight glass areas on the front of your camera. Some of these lenses are for the auto focus and may not work if dirty.

Aug 31, 2014 | Cameras

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Why is my led screen blurry in low light before I take a picture?


It sounds like your camera settings have the( AF Assist Beam) on Off? That is the Amber Color light you see when you half press the shutter button. If that setting is set to OFF, then the camera can not focus in low light giving you blurry pictures as it can not see any light to assist the camera on focusing. If you turn on the (AF Assist Beam) to on, they when you press the shutter button half ways down you will see a Reddish/ Amber light, that light helps the camera find a focus point, giving you a slightly better low light photo.

Jun 09, 2014 | Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS IXUS 130...

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Camera won't focus on object sindce the picture on the screen is blurry . When you take a picture the picture is blurry Ive checked it on my computer. I've cleaned the lens and still blurry. My...


its likely that she may have hit the macro setting only allowing it to focus up close to objects to turn this off all you have to do is find a button that looks like a flower this could be on the arrow pad or in the menu system but it is called the Macro setting and with it turned off hopefully your pictures will be sharp again

Mar 01, 2011 | Olympus Camedia D-540 Zoom Digital Camera

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VIEW SCREEN IS SO BLURRY I CAN'T TELL WHAT ITS SHOWING.


Is it the viewfinder (that you hold up to your eye) or the screen that's blurry?
If the viewfinder is blurry, there should be a diopter adjustment to fix it, probably right above the rubber eye cup.
If the screen is blurry, you should take some pictures and video and view them on a computer. I they are sharp on the computer but blurry on the camera screen, there may be a problem with the screen and you may need to take it in for repair.
If the pictures are blurry on the computer as well, the camera may not be focusing properly. If you can't focus manually, or the camera can't focus when auto focus is turned on, you have good light, and aren't too close to your subject, then it may need to be serviced.

Feb 26, 2011 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

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Blurred images on the lcd screen and pics come out blurry


number 1,make sure you have lithium batteries,energizer prefered.2 put it on auto focus.3dont be too close on the object your trying to photograph,and 4 do not zoom in too close on object either.this should solve your problem,good luck,hope i helped

Apr 30, 2009 | Samsung S860 Digital Camera

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View finder


Ok. On your viewfinder, there might be a round dial. Turn it to adjust focus. Otherwise, sometimes viewfinders are like that... blurry, especially electronic.

Apr 19, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5 Digital Camera

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BLURRY PHOTO'S


This camera has a very fast button to shutter release.But,in eg low light situations or indoors you still need to pre-focus by holding the button down part way,and pan if you can.Use flash ,it is very intelligent on this camera. Dont' forget to choose your focus mode.Like an SLR you can choose whether to have multi,spot or average subject to focus on.If you have a central subject it is more usual to use spot (or multi) metering.Its your choice.Experiment.Don't forget to make sure autofocus is turned on,otherwise you will have to focus all shots manually.

Sep 01, 2008 | Fuji FinePix E550 Digital Camera

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Pictures are blur


Hi,

Your pictures are blurry because the camera did not focus properly on the subject.

First, turn on the camera in any picture taking mode (or video mode), then look at the screen or viewfinder. There should be four white corners in the center of the camera display. This is your targeting area.
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1. Aim the camera at your subject so this center area is directly on it.

2. Press the shutter button lightly, not all the way down. Wait for a second or two WITHOUT RELEASING YOUR FINGER. If the white corners turn green, keep the finger on the button and press it all the way.

(Once the screen flashes black, a picture is taken and you can release the finger).
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If the targeting area turns red and blinks, then the camera has not focused. You can to try to focus again by following step 1 and 2. If a picture is taken when the targeting area is red, then the picture will be blurry.

If there is no targeting area, then you can still focus by aiming the camera at your subject. Now follow step 2. A green box will appear on the subject, then a sharp picture can be taken.
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The red arrow that flashes means that the pictures or videos are being written onto the memory card.

Also, try to be steady when taking pictures, because slight hand movement can cause blurry images too.

Page 25 in the DMC-FZ7's english manual will also explain how to focus.

Jul 18, 2008 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Digital Camera

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