Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera ?

Grainy pictures Lately my camera's pictures are very grainy and blured. I think I have accidentally ajusted something wrong, and I know little about cameras. Aperature or shutter speed or something???

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Grainy pictures are possibly casued by a very high ISO (sensativity) setting, you should be on 100 or lower for best normal shots. Higher settings are for low light and custom shooting in strange lighting or aperature/shutter speeds. Try full auto setting.
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