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Pictures out of focus suddenly

I have a Sony H5 that has taken great pictures for the past three years or so and suddenly it will not take sharp clear pictures anymore. Nearly all are out of focus. It seems to be losing battery faster, also, even though I just bought new batteries. Also, immediately after each picture it says on the screen " processing". I don't remember it saying that before when it was taking good pictures. I think I have checked all settings. I always shoot on auto focus. Any suggestions?

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    Photo with even flash gets Blurred and its not as clear as it should be. Performance is not satisfactory at all.



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Make sure the lens is clean and does not have greasy residue on it.

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I have a Sony H5 camera. I just notice that if I go to take a picture I press the button, the green light flashers and then it snaps it with pressing all the way down

Greetings - That's how the camera was designed to work. Pressing the shutter half way down makes the camera auto focus. When it's in focus it turns solid green and you then press the shutter all the way down.

I suggest you read the getting started guide that comes with your camera or on line HERE.

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When I half press the button to focus the central object (in order to move then and create a focused non central item and a blurred background), it does not get green to show that it took this command)...

I had this same problem with my sony dsc-h5 camera and just "put up with it" for over a year. I saw several sites that had links to purchase a new part to fix the probmlem, but the part costs around $70.00 and it is prone to fail again due to the fact that there is a design flaw in the actual part. Then I ran across this site that had loads of photos and very clear instructions (although the english translation was a little rough, but still very clear) on how to fix the actual part that has failed so that it won't fail again.
If you have a little nerve and some patience, go to this site and follow the instructions. I did and am not sorry at all!

Jan 23, 2011 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5 Digital Camera

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My LCD dose not display anything. If I take a picture nothing shows up at all only a black screen. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5 is about 2 and half years old. Please help and many thanks My shutter...

Unless it has recently been dropped or the screen cracked, the LCD power drive circuit has failed. Your batteries sound OK if it is taking pictures. 2 and a half years is not an unreasonable life for this camera. I would spend my money and time working toward a new one rather than repairs. Sometimes you can find one on Ebay for parts and may be worth a purchase but don't waste anything on a factory repair. Taking them apart and replacing components is not that difficult and procedures can be obtained online from digital camera REPAIR FORUMS.

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Sony DSC H-5 Camera slow response time

There is a diaphram between the shutter button and the shutter that does the focus. Pushing the button half way down pre-focuses and then the picture is instantanious. If the diaphram is broken it take a while before the shutter takes the picture. One of the AA batteries may be defective so try another set and see if that is better. There is also a slight possibility that the secondary battery (hidden within the camera) has gone bad.

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talked directly to Sony support , re initialized, but camera is broken

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View finder

Ok. On your viewfinder, there might be a round dial. Turn it to adjust focus. Otherwise, sometimes viewfinders are like that... blurry, especially electronic.

Apr 19, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5 Digital Camera

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My sony dsc h5 camera lens wont open/focus

This might be a problem with the lenses' mechanism... Maybe you hit the camera (having the lenses extended, eventually). You have to pay a visit to the local service.

And in the future, use the protection that came with the camera (the black cilinder). It protects the lenses and also offers you the possibility to mount the lens cap without having to switch off the camera.

Jul 27, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5 Digital Camera

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FMA. Need to ask u something about the Sony h5.....

Are you sure you did not activate "Manual Focus"?
Near the shutter button, there's a "Focus" button. maybe you pressed it accidentally and now you're in "Manual Focus" mode.

If so, press it once more to get "Multipoint" mode back to life...

And read the camera manual. It's a goot place to look for this kind of answers.

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Keep on changing the focus during video capture

As you pan autofocus will try to latch onto a different focal point. Check your manual or go to the Sony Tech support team

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