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Pictures are blur

Most pictures are blur. I do as what the instruction book tells, but most pictures are blur, and after i push the shutter ,there is a red arrow on the screen flashing several second,then a picture is taken, the shutter speed is pretty slow, i adjust it already, but it still dosen't work well.

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  • picreed Jul 23, 2008

    After much research, I bought a Lumix DMC FZ7 camera 18 months ago (Dec 06).

    I am very happy about the camera and all its functions but feel very frustrated because, in spite of the acclaimed Optical Image Stabilizer on this camera, a large number of my photos are blurred.

    I have read the manual sections on the auto-focus and the manual focus and done a lot of practising... but I still get a large amount of blurred shots. I understand that the extra zoom has a bearing on the problem and I also realise that lengthening the shutter-speed (for anything longer than 1/60 second) is likely to make the problem worse... but in spite of being careful and holding the camera tight to avoid movement, I am often more disappointed than pleased with my shots.

    I know that using a tripod does help but this is not always possible, especially when you are out and about doing nature or travel photography... which is what the extra zoom capability is all about, after all.

    I so badly want to get some good shots out of this camera and I am spending a lot of time researching possible solutions to this problem. It has become an obsession. Please, could someone help?

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Hi,

Your pictures are blurry because the camera did not focus properly on the subject.

First, turn on the camera in any picture taking mode (or video mode), then look at the screen or viewfinder. There should be four white corners in the center of the camera display. This is your targeting area.
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1. Aim the camera at your subject so this center area is directly on it.

2. Press the shutter button lightly, not all the way down. Wait for a second or two WITHOUT RELEASING YOUR FINGER. If the white corners turn green, keep the finger on the button and press it all the way.

(Once the screen flashes black, a picture is taken and you can release the finger).
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If the targeting area turns red and blinks, then the camera has not focused. You can to try to focus again by following step 1 and 2. If a picture is taken when the targeting area is red, then the picture will be blurry.

If there is no targeting area, then you can still focus by aiming the camera at your subject. Now follow step 2. A green box will appear on the subject, then a sharp picture can be taken.
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The red arrow that flashes means that the pictures or videos are being written onto the memory card.

Also, try to be steady when taking pictures, because slight hand movement can cause blurry images too.

Page 25 in the DMC-FZ7's english manual will also explain how to focus.

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

Hi,

Your pictures are blurry because the camera did not focus properly on the subject.

First, turn on the camera in any picture taking mode (or video mode), then look at the screen or viewfinder. There should be four white corners in the center of the camera display. This is your targeting area.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1. Aim the camera at your subject so this center area is directly on it.

2. Press the shutter button lightly, not all the way down. Wait for a second or two WITHOUT RELEASING YOUR FINGER. If the white corners turn green, keep the finger on the button and press it all the way.

(Once the screen flashes black, a picture is taken and you can release the finger).
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If the targeting area turns red and blinks, then the camera has not focused. You can to try to focus again by following step 1 and 2. If a picture is taken when the targeting area is red, then the picture will be blurry.

If there is no targeting area, then you can still focus by aiming the camera at your subject. Now follow step 2. A green box will appear on the subject, then a sharp picture can be taken.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The red arrow that flashes means that the pictures or videos are being written onto the memory card.

Also, try to be steady when taking pictures, because slight hand movement can cause blurry images too.

Page 25 in the DMC-FZ7's english manual will also explain how to focus.

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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