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My camera won't auto focus

I'm not sure whether or not it's broken or if I hit a setting that I'm just not sure of.  The camera will start to focus, and then get completely blurry.

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  • mspussycat2u Aug 27, 2008

    thanks, i'll try that !!!

  • oo7ebarron Sep 26, 2008

    My camera won't auto focus?

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In low light or low contrast situations, the camera will not focus...press the [---] and change the point to center focus and increase the iso

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