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Blurry pictures When I take photos, and have the camera set to auto focus with my hand perfectly still when I take the picture, it is coming out blurry on the LCD, and is blurry when I download it onto the computer. The camera is only 2 years old. How can I fix this?

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  • Nevillene Lewis May 21, 2007

    Thanks for advice, but as stated in my problem, the camera is set to auto focus. The pictures I am taking are in the same place that I have taken pictures many a time and they had come out fine.

  • Nevillene Lewis May 29, 2007

    Thanks, I tested some shots on each one of the settings, and the one that seems to come out the clearest is sport. I have misplaced my manual. Do you know where I can download a copy of its manual on the net? as I'd like to find out why all of a sudden the other settings aren't coming out clear.

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2008

    This is the same thing that happened to my camera. It is barely a year old and all the pictures are coming out blurry. Nothing works.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2008

    blurred pics on most settings when i testing thet are clear but the importan pics like hols blurred ?

  • Anonymous May 04, 2008

    blurry pics

  • cifpeti Jun 27, 2008

    my camera take blurry pictures

  • fabilove_1 Jul 09, 2008

    my camera take blurry pics

  • vhsv Feb 25, 2009

    I have the same problem, after certain time of good operation (in my case one and a half years), the focus failed forever.



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Have u ever send the camera to repair??, that cameras had a faulty lens, and need to be replaced our be repaired. good luck

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Take the camera to a technician who can open the camera. After removing the cover and lens cover,adjust the flat screw near the lens. The lens could have been out of focus.

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As suggested above, you may be shooting without adequate lighting. In that case the shutter would remain open long enough that even the smallest hand movement would result in a blur.

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  • Anonymous May 17, 2007

    Check the setting- are you on Night shots
    or some other long time setting causing camara shake- Read the manual

  • Anonymous May 25, 2007

    Setting the camera to Auto Focus and the Macro or Low light setting are not the same things
    Autofocus mean the camera will focus without your help
    Macro arranged the lens elements to focus closer than standard - but the lens will still autofocus
    only closer- lick 25 cm from camera to all more distant will be out of focus.

    Like wize low light setting - means the shutter is open longer and any movement of camera will result in a blurred image

    So like I said study the manual and all the settings that are possible
    If it is still like it then send it to a repair shop.

  • Anonymous May 29, 2007

    Your manual in addition to being a print one is also a PDF file on the software disk.
    Failing that Olympus Web site - Tech Support

  • Anonymous May 29, 2007

    More As you said 'Sport' gives the sharpest results.
    Sport is a 'cumulative setting' that gives highest speed-thus freezing motion- with an optimum apature
    So there your are slow speed = blurred pictures..


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My pictures are coming out blurry and i didnt drop it or anything

Make sure that the camera is set to auto-focus. It is possible that the camera was put on manual focus and now each picture is taken out of focus resulting in blurry pictures. This setting shuld be found in the menu settings or on the back of the camera. Check in the menu options first. Let me know if this does not work. Thanks!

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on Dec 31, 2010 • Cameras

With camera on the AUTO setting, I can't seem to take clear, focused photos. Nearly all of them are out of focus or blurry. Does not matter if it is in the day time or at night. Also, when using the...

Try resetting your camera back to factory defaults. Press the MENU button, select the middle tools tab and scroll down to RESET ALL. Press SET, select OK and press SET. Hope this helps.

After taking pictures it come out blurry

1) Make sure all settings are set to "Auto".
2) The picture button has 2 stages, it takes a little practice, but after a while you can feel them.

The first stage tells the camera you're about to take a photo so get to it, setup the focus and set up the exposure setting.

The second executes the photo.

3) What you have to do is pause between stages 1 and 2 to give the camera a moment to focus properly. Then continue with taking the shot.

4) The other thing which can cause blurred photo's is camera shake, try and hold it as still as you can.

When taking pictures they are all coming out fuzzy/bleary

have a look at what the focus setting is on ,,,if its on close up's,
thats why there fuzzy, its that or the auto focus is playing up,
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Blurry Photos when using indoor or auto mode on Olympus IR-300

make sure lens is clean and be sure to use flash indoors, try using a tripod or setting camera on something and see if the results are any better

"hand" icon flashing


It's likely your photos are blurry from camera motion, caused by taking a hand-held photo with a slow shutter speed, rather than out of focus.

The hand icon flashes when you don't have enough light to take a crisp (not blurry) photo without either using a tripod (or a flash). The reason for a flashing hand is you can't "hand-hold" the camera at the current settings - you need to use a tripod. If you are "zoomed in" (on a telephoto setting for your lens) you can sometimes get a crisp hand-held photo if you "zoom out" to a wider angle setting on the lens. (You need a steadier hand to hand-hold a telephoto lens setting than a wide-angle lens setting.)

You may have changed a setting that sets the ISO (the normal setting would be "auto") and if so, if you change the ISO to a high number, or to auto, this will help you take better photos in low light. Check your camera's user's manual to see how to check/change the ISO.

When you have more light the icon will stop flashing. If you need to take hand-held photos in low light then you need to use flash, or get a better camera that has better low light capabilities.


This is a great camera! Are you using the focus guide to focus on your main subject. Move the camera until your main subject is in the bos ten depress the shutter button 1/2 way down to focus the subject. Leave you finger there at the focus point-You can then move the camera to take in more objects or people and gently push the shutter all the way down. Generally, the causes of out of focus photos are:

the camera in the wrong mode-just start with the general mode-usually a little camera symbol

do not change any settings-if you have go to the menu button and settings and go back to default settings

the focus feature of the camera 9explained above is not being used

You are too close to the subject (use the zoom instead)

You are experiencing camera movement by pressing on the shutter too hard or moving your hands. A tripod always works best.

You can go to www.panasonic.com and obtain a manual for your camera if you do not have it.

If your camera still gives you blurry photos, please get back to me with any info that might help- have you dropped it or gotten it wet or anything like that?

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Blurry Pictures

Check that you have not got Macro set accidently.
If lighting level are low and the camera is selectinging a slow speed - reset to Apeture Priority -setting 'A' and and be very gentle with the release - the slightest movement will blur an image on long exposure.
Try these thing and if still introuble come back with more detail

Auto Focus Not Working

Mine did the exact same thing and i hav only had it for 3 months; there is nothing i could do exept for taking it to the professionals
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