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My shutter speed has to now be put on a low speed like 80 for the brightness to be good enough. i used to be able to easily put it on 320 so it was high quality and bright. now it has to be a low quality picture. i usually use the Tv setting but its not just that setting. please help

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Have you tried raising the ISO setting? How about "exposure compensation"? Try a higher setting there.

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What setting do I use to take clear pictures of moving hair?


Your problem is that your shutter speed is too low. If your concern is primarily stopping movement (hair or other) you need to increase your shutter speed or use a flash. If you don't wish to use the flash (or it is already too bright), then use the Tv mode on your camera (Shutter Priority) which controls the shutter speed.

The value will vary based on the speed of your object and the amount of light in the scene. I would suggest starting with a value of 1/250 second which will probably be sufficient to freeze most hair movement. Note that as you increase the speed, you need more light.

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Hi, the photos i take are getting blurred and the image is not at all clear no matter how shot the distance may be i click the image.the only new icon i see on the screen is vibration warning symbol along...


If you are shooting in Auto mode with flash, this should solve your problem. Make sure you are not dictating any of the settings, i.e. choosing a longer shutter speed, a very small aperture setting, or a very low ISO (sensitivity) setting.

Typically the vibration warning icon will appear when the camera is trying to use a long shutter speed without flash in order to get the right exposure for a darker scene. Your outdoor (bright light) photos are probably OK.

In dim light with a point and shoot camera, you can have your choice between 1. blurry (using a relatively slow shutter speed), 2. dark (using a shorter shutter speed but no flash), or 3. a good photo with flash (which uses a medium shutter speed and added light from the flash)

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Picture from camera not clear


There could be any number of issues, unfortunately, your problem description doesn't give enough information, but here are some ideas.

Likely, the culprit is either a problem with focus or a problem with camera shake. In either case, brighter light and/or using a flash should help as auto focus works better in bright light and the shutter speed is faster in bright light. (With a faster shutter speed, there is less time for the camera to move while the image is recorded).

If using auto focus, be sure that the focus point illuminates on your main subject.

Many point & shoot cameras have an indicator if the shutter speed is too slow for a hand-held shot (typically occurs with low light). If this is indicated, then use a tripod (or brace your arms/elbows to make a human tripod) or increase the ISO of the camera (may have to go to manual mode) to avoid camera shake. Holding the camera at arm's length to look at the display while taking the picture is a recipe for camera shake & blurry pictures. You can rest the camera on a shelf and use the timer so that your hand motion pressing the shutter button isn't an issue. If using an SLR, ensure that the shutter speed is faster than the reciprocal of the focal length. That is, for a 100 mm lens, the shutter speed should be faster than 1/100th of a second.

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At the time of photo taken in zoom please instruct me actual shutter speed & exposer in which better photo is taken pranab


Pranab, When using a zoom or telephoto lens, it's just like using a telescope - a little bit of movement in your hand makes the image jump around a lot. If you take a picture under these conditions it is often blurry. There are 5 things to improve the image quality: 1. Use the fastest shutter speed possible. 2. Since a fast shutter speed captures less light, you also need a wider aperture (that's the size of adjustable curtain in the lens known as the f-stop, a smaller f-stop number indicates a wider aperture). The wider aperture allows more light in. 3. Use a tripod. This works for telescopes and cameras. 4. Bright available light. On a sunny day, there is lots of light available, so you can use a fast shutter speed and still get enough light. 5a. On film cameras use "fast film". This film is more sensitive, meaning it requires less light so you can use a faster shutter speed. 5b. On some digital cameras there is Image Stabilization. The image is electronically stabilized - this is like using a tripod to hold the image still, while allowing the camera to move around a little bit. I hope you found this helpful good luck Al K

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How do you take a picture of a fast movement?


It depends on the effect you want.
  • To freeze motion, you need either a fast shutter speed, or a fast flash in a dark environment. In less than bright light you may not be able to get a fast enough shutter speed to stop the action. Increasing the camera's sensitivity to light by increasing the ISO will help some.
  • You can blur the motion by using a slower shutter speed and a stable camera. Set a slow shutter speed and put the camera on a tripod or other stable surface, and you can get things like streaking car taillights and star trails. How slow a shutter speed depends on the speed of the subject.
  • You can pan with the subject. Move the camera with the subject, and keep it moving even while the display blanks out while taking the picture. This will keep the subject sharper while blurring the background to lend a sense of motion to the picture.
  • It's either to freeze motion if the subject is moving straight toward or away from you than if it's moving across your field of vision.

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Blurred pics / Shutter speed on Fuji A470


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The hand symbol is alerting you that the camera will have to use a slow shutter speed to get enough light into the camera. Try pointing the camera at something bright, and the hand will not show. Therefore, if the hand is on, then you probably need to use the flash.

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DSC p72 blurring


Hello Steve, I've bought that very same camera myself, and i feel quite happy with it. I do know what you're refering to since i've dealt with that problem before. About the Blurring "effect", i'm affraid this is due to a lack of focus regulation from you. In this camera it is possible to achieve very good results once you control the Metering and Focus in an accurate way. In other words you'll have to take over the Focus and Metering control regularly. As you may know the Focus Options are (if i'm not mistaken) , infinite, 7m, 3m, 1m, 0.5m, center, multiple. Basically if you're indoors there's no need to use the infinite, center or multiple focus (except in specific situations), which you may keep to outdoor Shots. Indoors, you'll get far better results, intensively using the 0,5m, 1m, 3m or 7m. Hope i didn't put it to much confuse. Summing it up a bit, you'll have to use more often these controls according to each single situation. Please, let me know something wether it worked or not. Regards

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Using Flash


The Flash is useful up to approximately six feet, after which distance the light is less effective. The Flash is good for close subjects in low light. The Flash is not good to use when taking pictures in large rooms with low light or night / evening scenes. When the Flash is used, the shutter speed is automatically faster to compensate for the light from the flash. This means less natural light through the lens. This can cause dark images in large rooms or evening scenes. In this case, TURN OFF THE FLASH and allow the shutter speed to automatically slow down to adjust for natural light. Your images will be more bright. Be careful, slower shutter also means more potential for blur from motion by you or your subjects.

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Using Flash


The Flash is useful up to approximately six feet, after which distance the light is less effective. The Flash is good for close subjects in low light. The Flash is not good to use when taking pictures in large rooms with low light or night / evening scenes. When the Flash is used, the shutter speed is automatically faster to compensate for the light from the flash. This means less natural light through the lens. This can cause dark images in large rooms or evening scenes. In this case, TURN OFF THE FLASH and allow the shutter speed to automatically slow down to adjust for natural light. Your images will be more bright. Be careful, slower shutter also means more potential for blur from motion by you or your subjects.

Sep 11, 2005 | Toshiba PDR-3330 Digital Camera

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Using Flash


The Flash is useful up to approximately six feet, after which distance the light is less effective. The Flash is good for close subjects in low light. The Flash is not good to use when taking pictures in large rooms with low light or night / evening scenes. When the Flash is used, the shutter speed is automatically faster to compensate for the light from the flash. This means less natural light through the lens. This can cause dark images in large rooms or evening scenes. In this case, TURN OFF THE FLASH and allow the shutter speed to automatically slow down to adjust for natural light. Your images will be more bright. Be careful, slower shutter also means more potential for blur from motion by you or your subjects.

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