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Poor pictures/blurring

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by dmcd, Feb 9, 2004.

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  1. dmcd

    dmcd Thread Starter

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    I have a new Kyocera SR5 small camera. I like its design etc but when I take photo's e.g of a group of people etc my photo's turn out blurred. It is a small camera and it is hard to keep it absolutely still. Does anyone have any suggestions please?? thanks
     
  2. Rockn

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    Digi's are notorious for blurry images due to the deleay between pressing the button to the image being captured. Short of a tripod there isn't much you can do.
     
  3. buck52

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    quick guess...subjects moving (motion blur)

    wrong setting in camera...

    From a quick read here... http://www.steves-digicams.com/pr/kyocera_09162003_s5r.html ...this camera has plenty of settings to work with or to have work against you

    unless the lighting is extreme, there should be no need for a tripod to get quality pictures although it never hurts

    buck
     
  4. slipe

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    There are very few digital cameras you can handhold indoors without flash and not get motion blur. And the flash is good for only about 10 feet. Autoflash will usually operate before you get to a speed where you induce blur if you have it switched on and are within flash range. If you are getting blurring outside in good light or with flash check your settings that you don’t have it set on manual focus. If it is on autofocus and blurring outside in good light it needs to be returned for service.

    Even outdoors try to use manual flash for people photos, keeping in mind you have to stand within about 12 feet to use it as a fill in flash.

    I can’t find data on the S5R but the S5 and generally all Kyocera’s seem to have more than average shutter lag. They have some amazing burst rates, but if you just press the shutter it doesn’t take the picture until over a second later. If you pro-focus by holding the shutter halfway it has less then 1/5 second delay which is more likely to get the picture you want. If you take pictures of people in motion toward or away from the camera you have a hard time getting a focused shot without a continuous focus mode using either method.
     
  5. dmcd

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    thank you all for your advice and time
     
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