Having problems with your Oregon Scientific DS6618 Digital Camera ?

Blurry pictures i have a protax dc500t camera and even by playing around with different settings i find the pictures blurry.Would like to know what i am doing wrong or is it something wrong with the camera.Also they provide a cd for the camcorder but nothing happens when i plug the camera into my pc.I have to download pictures by taking out the memory card and using a usb key to transfer pictures.


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Auto focus operates on a light emitter that's just out of the human eye spectrum and the emitter where ever it is cannot be blocked and has to point at your object of focus. Often you can see this light in twilight by pressing halfway down on the shutter. This is when the emitter bounces the light off the object and the chip in the camera makes assumptions on the distance and focus, although these little point and shoot cameras do not have a large focal range.

I'd take a look at the front of your camer in near darkness and press halfway down on the shutter and you may see where this emitter is located, if this camera has one. If its a fixed focal length objects will have to be somewhere between 6 and 12 ft away and the darker it is the further away to be in focus.

Some cameras are very sensitive to the time it takes when holding the shutter down half way to find a focus. Some need to be held down an unbearable amount of time, others not so much.

You have had some good advice already except for the banging the camera part, I wouldn't do that. You may want totdo a full reset. The batteries and/or battery pack are one battery source, there is usually one or two button batteries as well that retaing your settings during a battery change. They are accessed by a large flat screw on the bottom you can open with a dime or quarter, depending. Remove all batteries and then turn it on, yes with the batteries out and hold hte shutter down for several seconds. This will drain off any remaining power on the circuit board.

Let us know how that works.
Please follow the link>>

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/takeit/transfer.mspx

and let me know for further assistance.
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