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Fuzzy pictures from my Panasonic DMC-FZ5

I'm pretty new to this camera but I'm trying to use other settings than the "simple" one. My problem is that I keep ending up with fuzzy pictures -- even when it's on the SIMPLE setting!!! Any suggestions for getting clearer shots with this camera? Thanks Suzie

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Fuzzie picture -meaning out of focus? Check that you have not got 1- macro setting on [setting symbol looks like a tiny plant] or that you have a low light setting which menas it is taking long exposures. Aslso the Auto foxus may not be function as it should - one possibility is that the way you hold the camera covers the 'window' make sure your fingers are aware from any of the front top panel 'windows' When you depress the shutter part way down- does the lens 'motor' to focus Or indeed are you doing part way or are snapping off shot and giving the camera time to focus? Lots of thing for you to check out, before we start getting worried. The difficult ones are if the camera has taken a knock and the lens mount has become dislodged But do all the check first and do consult the manual

Posted on Jun 14, 2007

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First, check to make sure the lens is clean - dust, smears or fingerprints can cause this problem. Turn the camera on in any picture taking mode, press the "menu" button and scroll with the down or up arrow buttons until you reach "Cont. AF" which can be on or off, (on is better)and "AF Trigger" which should be set to the button position. Also note the "AF Mode" which lets you select the type of autofocus (see manual for details). Objects not in the autofocus zone may not be in focus. Next is to make sure the autofocus is working. Try taking a picture of a non-moving object, well lit, centered in the viewfinder, using the "time delay" function and the camera held steady on a tripod or table. If that comes in clear, then we know the autofocus is working. If not, then repair or replacement may be in order. With the camera off, try gently pressing the shutter button, it should go down a bit. That position activates the autofocus. Then press a bit harder and the button hits bottom to activate the shutter. Practice until you can reliably feel the autofocus and shutter positions on the button. If you jab down the button too quickly, the autofocus doesn't have time to work before the shutter goes off, and the pictures may be fuzzy. Thy to hold the camera steady while taking pictures. The image stabilizer can compensate for a little movement, but it has its limits - move too much and the image will be blurred.

Posted on Sep 06, 2007

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With this camera I was also having a problem with pictures being out of focus (Most easily noticed on macro or telephoto shots). Fortunately the solution was as simple as making sure that the battery was nearer to a full charge. Apparently the focus does not respond as well when the battery is low. Good luck!

Posted on Aug 01, 2007

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