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Re: Fuzzy, Grainy Pictures
This camera is a perfect one to show the problem with the tiny sensors in the typical point and shoot. From the same sensor size that previously gave 2 or 3 megapixels, Canon now extracts 7.something. In order to do that, they have to turn the gain up so that each pixel actually puts out a signal to be recorded. The natural outcome of that is noise. In this camera, Canon includes heavy noise reduction software that softens the image in order to reduce noise at the various ISO settings above the minimum one, but the result is still a mix of noisy and soft or fuzzy images.
However, the noise should be well controlled at the low end of the ISO settings.
I suspect you have somehow gotten the ISO setting set up higher than the lowest one. Use the four-way controller to access the ISO and set it to the lowest (80) value. This should give you noise free shots.
As an additional suggestion, read the concise review of this camera at Dpreview, the link for which I've provided.
If you have any questions, please let me know before giving this answer a rating and I will provide it. Thanks.
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Your pictures should not be looking grainy. Are they printed grainy but look clear on your screen. If so then it's just your printer. Try forcing the flash in the highest resolution. If you video's are grainy too then there is possibly something wrong with your camera. Make sure your lens is really clean. Worst case your CCD sensor inside your camera could be bad. Hope not!
Don't scare the penguins.
Go to flash mode and switch off flash.
Alternatively, you can use manual mode and go for a slower shutter sheep anf full aperture, but this could make the photo fuzzy. U might need a tripod
Another alternative is to use a very high ISO like 800 or 1600. This will make the photo more grainy but if your hand is steady, you might be able to get your penguin.
Fuzzy is a funny word. I never use it to describe a picture problem. That because fuzzy can go too many different ways. There is snowy fuzzy, blurry fuzzy, grainy fuzzy, and demodulated fuzzy. If the set goes out of focus intermittently that has something to do with the focus ciruitry. If it goes grainy that is a front end problem, usually tuner related. The other types of fuzzy are generally associated with problems in video processing some where. So, which is it?
Oh, and BTW that unit has three small picture tubes in it, one red, one blue, and one green. It doesn't have a 'bulb'.
If you can adjust the ISO sensitivity to a lower number then the graininess will be reduced.
However, by reducing the ISO, you will need a slower shutter speed and a larger aperture. A tripod, table or other support may be necessary.
The "noise reduction" setting on the camera can also be adjusted a step up.
Taking pictures at full resolution and fine compression will also help. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Overall, at least try lowering the ISO, and using the flash brighter.
Hey missy0528, There are a few reasons your images might be grainy, one of which is your image quality is set to low. I would always have the camera set to the highest resolution possible, because you can always reduce the size of an image but you can never make it bigger. Another cause of grainy images in digital cameras is the sensitivity of the camera (ISO) is set to high. Since you are only seeing grainy images when you use the zoom the reason for the grainy images is most likely do to using the digital zoom. All a digital zoom does is crop the image much as you can do in some computer applications, and by doing this you greatly reduce your image quality. I would never use a digital zoom. Your camera has a 5x optical zoom and a 5.6x digital zoom. I would only use the optical zoom. I hope this helps! Sincerely, Allan Go Ahead. Use Us.
dude check the resolution of the pictures ur taking .. megapixel's .. go to menu ... photo size and select 7 MP and try again.. :) and do check the mode of operation ... put it in P .. that is programmable mode and then check was ISO ur using... every one of these setting can be adjust from the joy stick button.
long press joy stick button and make these changes. 1.4th option - make it auto 2.5th option - select 7 M 3.6th option - select first mode