Question about Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

1 Answer

Problems with Canon EOS400d when in sports mode

Am having trouble with my camera when taking action shots. It seems that the shuttter speed has really slowed down (taking 2/3 seconds to react). It works okay in all other settings. Any ideas?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 2,985 Answers

Canon support is the only place to help you here.
Slow shutter speed =equals low light conditions so that all other things being equal[including you not missing something- review the manual and the other settings you use]
This colud be a failure elsewhere in the circuitry- something you cannot f ix.
So do a thorough check of what you are doing[we all forget stuff]
and then contact Canon support.

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do i take action shots?


The DSC-HX300 has 16 shooting modes, Anti-motion Blur, Back Light
Beach,,Fireworks, Food, Handheld Twilight, High Sensitivity, Landscape, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Pet Portrait, Smooth Skin, Snow, Soft Focus, Sports.
>Use the Sports mode for action. Use the 'burst' option and you'll get several images and be able to select the best moment.
Wider angles (rather than extreme telephoto) allows for less blur if the camera is handheld (even teh improved Steady shot feature can only do just so much.) You may have better results optimizing for either ISO or shutter speed, but that will be lighting and speed-of-action dependant. You'll probably need to experiment a bit.

Aug 10, 2014 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300

2 Answers

I'm using the sports mode and all my shots are blurry and orange


It may just be too dark for action photography. Try turning your ISO up to 1000+. Set your computer in Tv (Time Priority Mode). Use the top wheel to adjust the shutter time to something like 200 or greater. Keep an eye on the aperture value. If it starts flashing, you don't have enough light to support your settings.

Aug 12, 2012 | Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS...

1 Answer

Camera seems to take a lonf\g time to recover between shots. can this be correxted by a setting? Also what setting should be used for action sport shots?


When I take a pic the speed to take another pic is slow. Takes about 3 to 5 sec's. how can I make it faster pic one after another, thanks

Dec 31, 2010 | Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Digital Camera

1 Answer

I feel like the shutter speed is slow because i am missing pictures


You are probably rushing the shutter press. The first pressure on the shutter causes the autofocus to focus and lock on the subject. Then you press more firmly to take the picture. If you try to do this in one jab, you might get unfoccused pictures or fail to take a picture at all. Some cameras have a "sports" mode that is meant to speed up the shutter press for action shots, but this can be at the expense of good focussing. I suggest that you read the manual carefully about what may seem the very simple process of pressing the shutter button. There will be many different aspects to this in a complex piece of equipment like a digital camera.

Nov 03, 2010 | Canon PowerShot S51S Digital Camera

1 Answer

Canon Powershot SX10is All my action shots in


you should set it to a high shutter speed and f/stop also set your pictures to a RAW setting, if that made no sences let me know, and i'll say it abit more simple :)

Apr 22, 2010 | Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Digital Camera

1 Answer

Canon rebel xsi, using 75-300 lens, taking photos of basketball game, pictures are blurry, especially the ones in "action" using the sports mode. also tried my 18-55 IS lens, same thing happening, using...


That's a big lens and for sports photography you are going to need a lot of light to ensure you can use a fast shutter speed to capture the action. Sports mode may do too much for you and you might want to try switching to a more manual mode. Try switching to Tv mode which gives shutter speed priority. Set the shutter speed to something around 1/150 or higher (1/200) which should be fast enough to freeze the action. Make sure the ISO is set to 200 or 400 for best results and see how you get on. This should stop any action based blur which would leave you with focus problems if the pictures are still blurry. Check out http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos450d for info on what this camera can really do for you

Jul 28, 2009 | Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera

1 Answer

Blurry action pictures!


This Powershot A590 camera has a Kids and Pets mode that may help. If that doesn't work, you need to set your camera to Shutter Priority (TV) mode on the dial. Then you use the arrows to increase or decrease the shutter speed setting. Depending on the sport/action, your shutter may need to be 1/400 up to 1/1000 or higher.

You may find you don't have enough light to get a fast shutter speed at the standard ISO, so you may also need to increase the ISO. Only increase it as much as needed to get your shots, and don't forget to return it to a lower ISO when you are done. You set the ISO from the Func/Set button menu.

You will have a relatively shallow area of focus (called depth of field) unless you have a LOT of light and are using a relatively slower shutter (e.g. 1/400 vs 1/1000). So be sure to keep the center of the focus on the player you are shooting.

Check your user manual for instructions on how to change to the AV mode and how to set the ISO. If you don't have your user manual, you can download it here, from Canon.

Finally, this type of camera tends to have a lot of "shutter lag" between when you press the shutter and when it takes the photo. You need to plan ahead and press the shutter in advance of the "peak action" when you want to capture the photo.

Dec 17, 2008 | Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Digital Camera

1 Answer

Action shots form my Rebel XT EOS 350D camera


Controls on the top of the EOS 350D are all found on the right side within reach of your 79a8647.jpg
Index finger or thumb.

Select sports icon on it.

Shutter speed is kept as high as possible to ensure capture of fast moving objects and action clips.


Hope its very help full to you

Oct 17, 2007 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

2 Answers

Having problems with the flash\ blurred and grainy images


You should not use the flash for these shots (unless you connect a powerful external flash), it won't help you at this distance. You should use the shutter priority mode and experiment with shutter speed (no flash) to get the best result - for sports action it should probably be faster than 1/100 sec. If the light is too low you may use higher ISO setting - 200 or 400 (though higher ISO will result in grainier images, it may be your only option for blur-free photos).

Sep 07, 2005 | Olympus Camedia C-2100 Ultra Zoom Digital...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

82 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Digital Cameras Experts

Doberman

Level 2 Expert

246 Answers

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers

halotheracer
halotheracer

Level 2 Expert

68 Answers

Are you a Canon Digital Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...