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While using the camera to shoot outside video it works great, but while shooting inside video the video is fuzzy and grainy, Do I have a setting out of place?

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It's not getting enough light, and the auto fucus usually sets to what you first shoot, so pick your distance, in a darker area, point it there, then start shooting, moving to more light area. This is general info, not totally familiar with your camera, see your manual for specific help and limitations.

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You have likely set the camera to shoot photos in low resolution, or high ISO or both. Check your camera manual for detailed instructions on how to set these options.

If you don't have your computer manual, you can download one from this page at Canon.com. This is for the Powershot S500, this is the same camera as your IXUS 500, they just gave it a different name in different countries.

Always set the camera to shoot in the highest quality resolution mode. Memory cards are relatively cheap and you don't want to end up getting that photo of the lifetime but because you shot it in a low resolution mode you can't get a good print!

If you are shooting in low light the camera may be automatically boosting the ISO. There are only 3 ways to shoot in low light:

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2) Increase the ISO which results in noise in the dark areas of the image.
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Low light without a flash will always cause grainy pictures unless you have a very high end camera that can shoot at very high ISO speeds like 6400 and up.

Try changing the camera from the green camera 'auto' setting to "P" and then press the Menu button (I think it's Menu) and look for the different mode settings. There should be one for Night or Night Portrait or similar, I can't recall Sony terms and I don't have one here to check sorry.

Your other option is to use the flash, try it with Red Eye turned on if possible.

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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.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/CanonSD800is/

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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