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Image Stablization not functioning

Since few days the Image Stablization (IS) feature is not functionning in my A710 camera. I am able to configure and see the IS symbal appearing on the LCD display but internally not getting activated. I tested by taking pictures of a moving ceiling fan. Appreciate solution.

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Image stabilization cannot correct for movement of the subject (fan). Image stabilization only corrects for movement of the camera/photographer. If you take a picture of the ceiling fan with the flash turned on, or set the ISO to a higher number, you will see that the fan is less blurred because you have increased the shutter speed.

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