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Sony Cyber-shot Digicams

Hi, I just purchased a Sony Cybershot P72 Digital Camera, with a 3.2 MP, and a 3x optical zoom, and am a bit dissapointed. I'm not sure if it's just me, or what. Overall, I am happy with everything in the camera, except the output image quality. On the LCD screen, the pictures seem GREAT, but when I transfer it to my PC, or print them, they get distorted, not too clear, and grainy. I'm pretty sure it's not my HP Photosmart 7350 printer, because I printed photos that I scanned from my old 35mm camera, and they turned out crisp, and beautiful. So, I'm guessing the problem is in the camera. I might be doing something a bit wrong, because I just recently got it, but I can't imagine the image quality being much better. I am wondering if someone can tell me if I can somehow fix this problem, OR is it worth it into investing into something like the Sony Cybershot P92 5.0 MP digicam. I would REALLY appreciate ANY help. THANKS :D

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The Sony P72 should produce excellent photos. You stated that you had just purchased the camera which may be a clue to the problem. With a film camera, you push the shutter button and bang you have a picture. With a digital camera you push the shutter button and about 1.5 seconds later the focus locks and then 0.2 seconds still later the picture is captured. Since you are not accustomed to that shutter delay, you are probably moving the camera. Most digital cameras will let you push the shutter button down half-way to achieve focus lock. Then press the button the rest of the way down to take the photo (remembering there is a 0.2 second delay). When you plan to snap that picture, be prepared to be perfectly still for 3 to 4 seconds. Try taking some pictures with your camera sitting on something solid (or a tripod) and see if the photo quality doesn't improve. There is a good 9 page review of the P72 camera at: http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_reviews/p72.html One of the pages contains sample photos. Select one of the photos and click on it. When the photo finishes loading (large file), then RIGHT click on the photo and click "Save photo as". Save it to your hard drive. Print that photo on your printer. That will give you the chance to see how a known good photo, will print on your printer.

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