Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera ?

GRAINY PICTURES Despite holding my DSC-S40 very still and using the fully automatic mode, my pictures consistantly appear grainy. This is especially true indoors. Any ideas?



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Noisy pictures = High ISO in almost all cases. Select ISO manually (select a manual mode where you can control the ISO) and set it to the lowest possible value. To avoid camera shake, place the camera on a tripod or another sturdy surface; or use the flash
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