Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SX1 IS Digital Camera ?

When using the viewfinder the image is blurry, however, the image is crisp when using the LCD monitor.

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If the image is clear on the LCD and you can take sharp pictures, then your main optics and electronics are good. Your camera has an adjustable viewfinder. Check the manual to see how to adjust for your vision.
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