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All indoor pictures look grainy or blurry. There are a lot of noise in my photos, and it really seems to have difficulty capturing moving people as the intelligent auto often chooses the night portrait scene for indoor people shots. In the manual it recommends using a tripod and having the subject stand still. I am trying to photograph active toddlers (18 months and 3 years old). I have found switching to sports helps sometimes. The baby setting seems useless unless they are sleeping since it uses a weak flash to get a truer skin color. Perhaps the skin color is better, I can't tell since they are all just a blur of movement. I have gone through the instruction manual and menus to turn on all automatic settings I could find such as I exposure, I iso max 800 as recommended in several reviews, I resolution. There is not much you can set in the Iauto setting except turning off facial recognition. It seems to capture motion worse than my 5mp olympus 5060W did. I have now increased the noise reduction to +1 although I all the reviews indicate it tends to loose details due to noise reduction as it is. I find the opposite. Am I just inept or is there some setting I should try. This camera got so many great reviews, why can't I make it work well?

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Stop using the IA mode. Just use normal picture taking mode with auto flash.

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