Major blurring/sharpness problem with Pentax Optio 50; help!
I just baught my 1st digital camera yesterday. Earlier today, I went around my house and my neighbourhood taking pictures. After I had opened them up on the computer, all of them were very unsharp, and some of them were pretty blurred. Also, there seems to be weird colored pixels all over the photos. Im very new with this digitial camera stuff, so please go easy when trying to explain things to me. thanks.
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Re: Major blurring/sharpness problem with Pentax Optio...
Thanks for posting the photos.....they tell a lot.
You need to return that camera and get a refund.
The camera is defective.
The first two photos were taken under good lighting conditions and you should have gotten good shots.
The last two were taken at low light and the camera was using 1/30th of a second shutter speeds which could account for some blurring due to camera movement.
The last one appeared to be a flash shot and it selected 1/30th second. Not a good thing for the camera to do.
But all photos have the appearance that you are shooting through a fog.
And all photos were shot with an ISO setting of 200.
There is something wrong with this camera for that to happen on the first two shots.
I checked the EXIF data that is embedded in the photos. That gives you the shutter speed, aperture setting and focal length, ISO settings, and other information.
I have not seen a review of the Pentax Optio 50. But the older S50 did not get good reviews.
If I were you, I would look for a different brand of camera.
For a few dollars more you can get a Nikon 5600.
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Windows XP uses its own built-in drivers for digital cameras like your Optio 50. There is not driver for you to download.
With XP you should be able to simply open up the "My Computer" icon on your desktop.
Under "My Computer" you should see a "Removable Disk".
Double Click on it, and then your should see "DCIM", double click on that and then you will see "100PENTX".
Double click on "100PENTX" and you will see all your pictures.
You can then copy those pictures to anywhere on your computer.
If this does not work for you, you can always use a card reader to
download your pictures. Many later model computers have built-in SD
card readers. If your computer does not have a slot for an SD card you
can purchase a card reader, usually for under $20, at most major
computer/electronics equipment retailers.
Not really, it sounds like the lens has been bumped while it was extended. Unfortunately, the "buzz" you hear is the gears stripping one another. The only fix is to have the lens assembly replaced, which usually costs upwards of $200. I see this problem at least 3 times a week in my shop.