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"Shutter jiggle" icon

I find that most of the time I try to take a picture I get the "shutter jiggle" icon onscreen. If I continue to take the picture, it seems fine. In bright light in the house, this icon goes away. Is this "jiggle icon" telling me I need more light to take my pictures?

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Re: "Shutter jiggle" icon

It's just telling that under the current conditions (zoom, light, etc.) that it would be best to use a tripod or a very steady hand when taking the picture. This is NOT a sensor in the camera that is telling you that you're shaking the camera too much -- that's a common misconception. You are on the right track when you say that you need more light to take your pictures -- at least more light to take hand-held pictures. If you're getting good results anyway, it just means you have a steady hand!

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