Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H1 Digital Camera ?

Blurry indoor results- using flash

\015 I am having recent trouble(didnt seem to ever happen before) with indoor photos, taken from a distance. (ie at graduations) I've tried some different settings on the dial. but then the flash may not initiate, or the speed is so slow. I have cleaned the lens. The camera takes beautiful photos outdoors- The odd thing is, a friend with the same camera just wrote me saying shes so frustrated with her sony cybershot and expresesd the SAME problem, shes about to dump it. Thanks!\015

Answers :

Built in flash units on digital cameras are only meant to be used out to a distance of 6-12 feet. When taking photos of events ie graduations, sporting events, concerts you need to do two things. 1). Change the ISO setting on your camera. This is the same as the old film speed ratings the higher the number the more sensitive the camera becomes. try ISO 1600 or above in low light. 2) You have a mode setting, set it for the type of lighting that is in the space you are in, incandescent, flourescent or whatever, it's easy to do. and finally 3) Turn off your flash! When your flash is on your camera closes up the aperature and takes the picture at a higher rate of speed in anticipation of reflected light off of nearby objects, so your pictures will be darker and blurrier with the flash on.
\015\012Even high grade professional flashes only work out to 20-30 feet so they won't help you. Read your cameras manual on taking pictures in low light conditions. It will give you all of the above in great detail. You have a great camera but you need to learn how it works, don't give up on it.
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