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Grainy Pictures I received this camera as a Christmas gift, this past Christmas, and I have not been able to get a decent photo from it yet. The indoor photos are very grainy with a bubble sometimes in the photo. Outdoor photos are too light and also grainy, especially when the zoom is used. I have tried adjusting the image quality and the ISO setting but neither of these adjustments have improved the quality of the pictures. The printed pictures look worse than the images on the LCD screen. I can't get a quality picture and contacting to you see if you have any suggestions or solutions to this problem. I got this particular camera because my last camera was an Olympus and I was impressed with that one, in fact it takes a better picture than this one. Your help is appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2008

    About 15% of my photos come out. The rest are always blurry or grainy even when it is a portrait and the subject is sitting still. I have read the manual and online support. I tried adjusting and changing my settings with no luck. Even when the camera is on a 'normal' setting my photos do not come out. Outdoor photos are worse than indoor ones. They are usually too bright...and blurry or grainy.

  • kirstenallyn Mar 31, 2009

    Same problem as the poster before me. This camera has not taken one decent photo since I've owned it. I'm not entirely digital-camera illiterate, but I've read and re-read the instruction manual so many times my head is spinning.



    The pictures are cloudy and grainy with either extreme light or intensely dark. When the flash is on it seems to highlight one small section of the focal point of the picture - an eyeball, a picture frame, a toe, a knee - anything but the subject(s) intended.



    Every photo looks as though my 3 year old nephew tore through the house with his shaky hands taking pictures in dark rooms.



    Help?





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This camera with the ISO set to 100 ASA, the electronic zoom turned off, and with the mode on Automatic "A", should take very good pictures.

I would give the camera to the manufacture for service, and include some samples of what the results are. It would be recomended to do this while the camera is under warranty.


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