Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera ?

Grainy pics When I have the camera on sport the pictures turn out really grainy. I'm zooming but it's not in the digital zoom. What can I do to fix it?


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When using sport mode the ISO jumps to 400 or more, and this is very noticeable in the grain of the picture. S3 renders good detail up to ISO 200. My advice: Set ISO to 200 in Tv mode, then set the shutter speed to 400 or something like that using the < > buttons. You have to try the best speed under the light you are. If the light is very good, perhaps you can use ISO 100 and get much better results.


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