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I have a new SP-800UZ that will not focus sharply on distant objects using the 30 X zoom. Do you know how i can get rid of the problem or get rid of the camera. I have tried all settings but mostly on P Auto. This morning I took some wide angle shots and after viewing the picture using the zoom close up to review the picture it is not very sharp. Disgusted with Olympus. Bill Martin April 5th 11: 59 AM

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Look within the settings within the camera's setup menu (I am not too clued-up with this model but I'll try) Look for things like sharpness, photo effects, ISO modes and resolution. make sure the sharpness is set toward the sharper end of the scale, that there no added effects enabled and that the ISO mode (if not in auto) is set between 100 and 600.
Also, if you are using digital zoom you will reduce picture quality.
Finally, using maximum zoom requires a very steady hand (or a tripod) as the slightest shake or twitch will be amplified many times at the target - end of the shot.
Good luck Bill, hope this helped a bit.

Posted on Apr 05, 2011

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    Willem. May 01, 2011

    Sharpness, read Focus, can be not optimal when using the autofocus.
    Try Menu setting:
    Compression: Fine (to have more detail)
    AF Mode: Spot (instead of default Face/iESP)

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