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The focus on the NIKON COOLPIX P80

While my camera is in the AUTO mode the LCD display remains unfocused and the pictures reflect the same. The only way I can get it to take a clear picture is to zoom in all the way and at that point the camera "auto focuses". Basically even when the camera is in standby the display is still unfocused all I want my wife to be able to do is point and shoot however it will not focus on anything. I have held the button down half way and put everything on automatic... Any ideas?

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Some cameras have a choice in menu as to monitor or continous autofocus-monitor or continous means camera always seeks a focus which hurts bat life but makes focus quicker-single means camera won't focus untill button pressed halfway-make sure you are not in macro mode-flower icon on screen-this will screw up focus except for close up work-good luck-check menu settings for your type of focus

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In spite of that, on occasion, it is quite possible that the camera will fail to achieve sharp auto-focus.

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Auto focus


you push the button half way down (sounds crazy) but that is when you are letting the camera know you want it to focus and when it turns green push the button the rest of the way down

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Also, you could try updating the firmware in your camera. You do this through the Nikon website.

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