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Grainy photos. Blur in low light. I have tried all the settings and nothing is helping.

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Grainy photos is due to high ISO that is needed to capture photos in low light. The solution to that problem is to use flash.
Blur in low light would be due to a long shutter speed in an attempt to capture enough light to get a properly exposed photo. Again, the solution here is to use flash.
Auto mode with flash on is just fine in this situation-- you could also try night mode if you wish.

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