I have the camera as stated below its only 4 months old and was workign fine while on holiday then when i went to use it all my pics had gone and when i take pics with it now they turn out blurred, what setting do i have to change to fix this
thanks for any help
Had the same problem but was immediately solved when I used Alloy's solution.When I checked the lens there was an oily fingerprint smear. I cleaned my lens with a really soft dry tissue paper with circular motion. Now my photos are crisp! Thanks
Well, really the first thing to check is the lens for a big shiny fingerprint, or smear. This is very common. Depending on the model, It can be a little tricky to clean. Because some lens assembly drive systems are delicate, I reccommend a trip to your local camera store for the right tools for the job - like a lens pen etc. Clean in circles from the center out very gently as many times as necessary. Little pressure should be required. I do not reccomend everyday liquid lens cleaners in addition. They can leave a 'film' on the front element which you will have to buff away. If there is something stubborn, use Isopropyl alcohol with your cleaning tools instead. 1 or 2 drops is good on the cloth or q-tip not the glass. It is very pure, won't rust anything like water, and evaporates very quickly. If in doubt, let the camera store do it for you. Though you should learn.
If not this, you should check the focus mode, or shooting mode. Test different modes in good light. Most cameras do not focus well in low light, might have apparent poor focus at very high ISO's, and might in some modes use a low shutter speed which can result in camera shake (worse the more you are zoomed in).
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Re: help with blured pictures
Well The camera you mentioned you er did not tell us
But if the images are blurred -check you are operating correctly and got it set to Macro
Or are not pressing the exposure button helfwaydown to allow focus then all the way to expose.
Make sure you are doing all correctly and if you are sure return to the seller as defective
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I'm not sure why this works for me, but I think it's worth a try:
1) First, take your SD card out of the camera.
2) Then turn on your camera and let it turn itself off.
3) Read the next step first and be ready to press the shutter release button (take a picture) right after the LCD screen turns on
4) With the camera lens pointed down towards the floor (aim down), turn on the camera. At this point the LCD screen should not be blurry anymore. Immediately press the shutter release after confirming that the LCD is not blurry. If the camera stays on and you can review the picture (most likely of your feet), then you are almost done.
5) Turn off the camera and re-insert your SD card.
5) This may not be a permanent fix, but point the camera lens downward whenever you turn on the camera. It should work normally if you do this. Mine worked normally (meaning I don't have to point it downward when I turn it on) after doing this several times. Your results may vary.
The most common cause of this is a failed image sensor. Usually the playback mode will let you view pictures taken before the issue happened just fine and you will also be able to view the menu system just fine. When viewing the screen in an image taking mode, however, there is typically discolorations, horizontal or vertical lines, image bluring or distortions, or simply a black screen.
This situation, if caused by the image sensor, has to serviced and cannot be fixed by the user. If you are within your one year warranty and no user damage has been done to the camera, the camera will be fixed at no charge. If beyond the 12 month period however the customer may opt to have the unit repaired at a cost or take advantage of the Canon Loyalty Program and upgrade to refurbished S3 IS at an alternate discounted price.
If it's been like that since Day 1, I'd guess either an improperly assembled lens, or a misaligned CCD in the body. Hopefully it's a warranty fix. If it has recently started, it may be due to impact to lens or body. Fingers crossed for the warranty situation.
When you sent the camera in did they give you a diagnosis? Even set to macro it shouldn't affect wider angle pictures. My money would be on a fault with the autofocus, sony probably should have replaced the unit. I wouldn't give up on sony though, every cybershot i've used (which quite a few) has always given good results and never had a fault. I agree i've seen plenty of dsc w30's/35's/50's/55's etc models on ebay with breakdown problems of one sort or another, but all manufacturers have problems.