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Blurry i dont know how i did this but i somehow have it where it will focus on what is right in front of me..but anything beyond that point is very blurry. it shows the symbol of a flower. and i do not for the life of me know how to get it off. all my pictures are blurry now and i dont know what to do! thank you for any help you can give me!! focus problems indoors when on auto

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It appears you have accidently activated the macro mode. On the command dial, press & release the flower symbol (camera turned on and in shooting mode) until the flower disappears from the display. That oughta do it.

Posted on May 22, 2008

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    Phil Stoddard Sep 30, 2012

    TY very much, it worked.

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