Having problems with your Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens ?

Blurry pictures my nikon d40 takes 2 quick shots and then the picture turns out blurry...it is on auto mode.

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That's a common problem with many people trying to get indoor available light shots of kids. Most likely, even though the light looks good to your eyes, it doesn't look as good to the camera sensor.

Sports mode is a good bet, but it isn't cutting it. There just isn't enough light to get you a shutter speed fast enough to freeze. You have to either turn your flash on or turn up the ISO setting. Turning up the ISO will make the camera amplify the signal from the sensor more than it is now, letting you use higher shutter speeds. The drawback to higher ISO settings is increased noise in the picture. By all accounts the D40 has very good high ISO performance, but different people have different tolerances for image noise. Try taking some test shots of the same object/scene at different ISO's and compare the image quality. Then you'll see how high you can go and still get image quality that you can live with.

If you don't like the results of the built-in flash, you can get flash diffusion accessories that give a softer, more natural look while still adding plenty of light to the scene. Dedicated flash units that you can mount off-camera can give even better performance.

If you have software that can read the EXIF data from your pictures (things like the shutter speed, lens aperture, ISO and other camera information), you can see the shutter speeds used on the blurry pictures and the ones used on the sharp pictures. Then put the camera in Shutter Priority mode and set the shutter speed that gave you the sharp pictures as a starting point. It could be that the shutter speeds in the blurred shots and the sharp shots are the same, and that the only reason that the sharp ones are sharp is that the subject wasn't moving very fast when the picture was taken. In this case, set the camera to Shutter Priority and set the shutter speed to 1/250 sec. and, based on the results, adjust it up or down from there.

I don't know what the fastest shutter speed is that you can use with the flash, but you have to either add more light (flash) to the scene or jack up your ISO to allow a shutter speed high enough to freeze the motion. Exactly how you choose to go about it is up to you.
Do you have it on multi picture (sports) mode?
Will it take more than 2 if you hold in the button?

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