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My Kodak easy share 12 MP digital camera isn't focusing

I bought a mini tripod to get good steady, crisp photos, but the focus flutters; keeping an in and out movement and won't settle.

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It's just a thought but quite a few cameras now have more than one focus options. Single point, multipoint and sometimes several types of multipoint focus.

Check your camera menu or instructions to see if yours has these functions. If so, try switching say to single point of focus. See if that's any better.

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

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