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Camera Shake Warning

I am taking shots in a continuous light room, of items.  I was using 800 or 1600 ISO, with a tripod.  I never got the shake warning but had alot of noise in the pictures.  Was told to not go over 200 ISO because of the noise.  The problem now is whatever setting I use the green square gives me the go ahead but the camera shake warning shows up.  Don't know what I am doing wrong.  Please help   Thank you

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The camera shake icon is not 'smart' in that it doesn't actually measure camera shake, simply when shutter speeds drop below a certain level it will start to give you the warning. If the camera is on a tripod (and the subject is also stationary) you should use the absolute lowest ISO (ISO80 on the A650) to get the best results. Also, use the 2-second self-timer mode so that your pressing-the-shutter-button doesn't introduce shake to the photo (the camera will wait 2 seconds before taking the picture - long enough for all vibrations to stop). If the room is very dark (needing exposures longer than 1second), I recommend you use Tv mode to unlock the even-slower shutter speeds.

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