Is there a way to set the shutter speed on the sd 550 and sd200. I hate getting blurry pictures. If I could set shutter speed it would allow me to take picyures of fast moving objects (eg sports events). I have set the iso at 400 to help but all my old cameras had shutter speed options allowing me to get non-blurry pictures.
I have looked at the instruction book many times and can't seem to locate solution. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Re: canon sd 550 (and sd 200) shutter speed
If you check out a review site such as www.steves digi cams. com or even the Canon site to check out the spec of the camera to discover what shutter speeds are available.
When shooting fast moving subjects try panning the camera on the object as you press the release this will[to a degree] keep the primary image sharp[ish] whilst blurring the background
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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.
Sounds like the shutter is making long exsposure and you are actuallly getting blur- this can even happen with flash if the shutter stay open too long. without film, look in viewfinder and see what shutter speed the cmaer awants to use- it may be set incorrectly and is set on manual shutter speed- the shutter speed numners are actually the bottm part of a fraction, so 30 is 1/30th of a second- to prevent blur you want the numbers to be 60 or higher.
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
Hey jjbeanwink, This is a very nice lens, and is unlikely that your blurry images are caused by the lens. The most common cause of blurry pictures is that the shutter speed is set to low. A general rule would be your shutter speed should be at least 1/60th of a second while handholding the camera. The bigger the lens, and the higher the magnification of the subject you are using the faster the shutter speed you should use. If camera shake is the cause of your blurry pictures you could also try using a tripod. Another common cause of blurry images is subject movement, and one solution would also be setting a faster shutter speed. Another solution is using the flash to stop the action instead of the shutter speed. Of course manufacturers do occasionally make a bad product and that is why there are manufacturers’ warranties. If you just purchased this lens you could have an authorized service technician look at the lens and see if there is anything wrong with it. I these suggestions help! Sincerely, Allan Go Ahead. Use Us.
when you use high ISO like 800-1600 it will create big novice on image, and when you using law ISO it will be dark for sure. so the solution is switch cam to TV mode and put into very law shutter speed and use ISO 200-400,make sure you are connected to tripod or else you will not get fine results with law shutter speed. point is when you use law shutter speed camera will take more light to censor even with law ISO your images will be perfect.
Player, could you be more specific on the symptoms. Does the image also look blurry on the LCD. Any weird colors? And please reconfirm that you have a Canon SD200 (SD Card) and not an S200 (Compact Flash Card).