Having problems with your Sony Digital Cameras ?

Blury images Re: Sony Cyber-shot 6mp (DSC-H2) Our outdoor images are beautiful but nearly all of our indoor images are blury/shaky making the camera unusable. We use the Auto Adjustment setting both indoors and outdoors since we are mainly taking candid photos of our kids/family members. We reviewed the menus & manual but we can't figure it out. Is the ''Super Steady Shot'' function turned off? Can I return it to the factory setting? TY in advance.


Answers :

Hi,
\015\012\015\012Firstly, Yes, if you want to reset all settings to factory default you\015\012can do so on most every digital Camera and imaging device that is\015\012manufactured today.
\015\012\015\012there are no specific model details in your question, but generically,\015\012you should find in the 'Settings' or Set Up' menu, that 'resore factory\015\012default' or restore default settings' will be one of the final options\015\012on the list, generally found in the same menu where you will have first\015\012set the time and date etc when you 1st purchased this camera.
\015\012\015\012
\015\012\015\012Now as for the low light - indoor - blur on images, This is almost\015\012certainly due to low light levels and the CCD sensor failing to keep up\015\012with the light levels between say the window and the room during the\015\012daytime or the electric light source and the person/object of your\015\012photo at night.
\015\012\015\012Do you use the Flash? are the results clearer (if harsher)?
\015\012\015\012
\015\012\015\012Understanding that perhaps you don't want to use the flash, you should\015\012make sure your camera is as steady as possible, if you don't have a\015\012Tripod, then lay it on a table, or even nestle in a cushion is fine.\015\012Then press the shutter button as gently as possible, first halfway\015\012down until you hear the camera finish it's auto focusing process, then\015\012gently take the shot.
\015\012\015\012
\015\012\015\012A couple of other tricks you may have success with (again depending on\015\012model) are either lowering the resolution of the images, Say for\015\012instance you have a 6 mega pixel camera, this is an image quality that\015\012way exceeds that which you need for taking family album snaps. you will\015\012have perfectly enjoyable and printable images at a resolution setting\015\012of 2-3 meg pixels, this will allow the camera's processor to manage far\015\012more swiftly, due to it being designed to - hopefully - cope with a far\015\012higher MP level.
\015\012\015\012
\015\012\015\012Finally, i have resolved this shake and blur problem by setting\015\012automatic digital cameras to the 'speed' setting, - Usually a small\015\012image of a running man or couple - or if you have a 'scenes' based\015\012menu, choose the one used for fast moving objects, i.e, motor sport\015\012etc. I know this appears to go against all logic, but it seems the\015\012faster shutter speed eliminates some blur, whilst the shutter speed on\015\012Automatics is not fast enough to noticeably darken the image. presuming\015\012of course you have what you would consider 'sufficient' lighting.
\015\012\015\012
\015\012\015\012OK, well that's about as clear as I can be without knowing the model of\015\012your camera, But good luck with it... it's generally just getting to\015\012know the highlights and pitfalls of small automatics that is the key to\015\012success and enjoyment with them, just use it at what it's best at and\015\012accept compromise with the less good aspects.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Sony Digital Cameras

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Blury images Re: Sony Cyber-shot 6mp (DSC-H2) Our outdoor images are beautiful but nearly all of our indoor images are blury/shaky making the camera unusable. We use the Auto Adjustment setting both indoors and outdoors since we are mainly taking candid photos of our kids/family members. We reviewed the menus & manual but we can't figure it out. Is the ''Super Steady Shot'' function turned off? Can I return it to the factory setting? TY in advance.


Hi,\015\012\015\012Firstly, Yes, if you want to reset all settings to factory default you\015\012can do so on most every digital Camera and imaging device that is\015\012manufactured today. \015\012\015\012there are no specific model deta ... Sony Digital Cameras

Rotated image When I take a picture with the camera level the image appears correctly in the screen but when I review it or try to down load the image is is rotated 90 degrees. I have removed the batteries to no aval then set both menus to factory default settings all to no avail. I cannot find the solution in the book. Help me Please lance


The auto-rotate sensor is probably faulty. Believe it's located near the base of the A95's swivel LCD, and goes bad with time from the repeated opening and closing of the LCD. But it's really not worth the effort to try to fix, as most good free pho ... Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera

Black screen i have a toshiba 3320 and it has a feature on it that if you want to reduce the quality of some pics you can do it right on the cam, you know to give it more space. well i did this and the batteries died in the middle of this process. and now i when i go to the auto or manual setting to take a pic it freezes and turns on for a sec then off, then back on. so the only thing i can do is go to the images already taken. i cant take any more. i have cleared the images but it still mak


... Toshiba PDR-3320 Digital Camera

I have a power Shot A70 camera. The lcd monitor works in reviewing pictures already shot but does not work in the shooting picture mode. I can get the settings and all that in the shoot mode but no image


See this link. Instructions for contacting Canon are for US residen ... Canon Digital Cameras

LCD screen I am using my sisters camera over the next two weeks and cant figure out how to get the lcd screen to work while i am taking a photo. It is fine to review the photo and takes photos fine but i can see what i am taking the photo of unless i look through the eye piece. I cant get hold of her for the next two weeks and i dont have the manual can anyone help? Is there a button or setting i have to put it on?


Unfortunately it is not possible to preview the picture on the camera's LCD screen before you take it.The 300D is an SLR camera. What this means is that as light comes in through the lens it is deflected by a mirror (which sits in front o ... Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm Lens

Very poor definition on unsharpened converted raw files to tif format,on my Canon 1DS MKII through Image browser.A number of tests have been carried out under controlled conditions.Both location and studio at an ISO of 100,using a tripod and various Canon L series optics.The results when looking at 100% magnification are poor in both manual and auto focus modes,as indeed are the images when printed out at A3.All the files have been shot without any post sharpening this has been set at zero on t


Hi mike,I would like you to visit this site that i hope will be helpful.www.dphotojournal.com/canon-ef-24-105mm-f4l-is-usm/ ... Canon Digital Cameras

Message Display I have a 256MB memory card for my camera. I have not taken many photos. Even at the lowest picture quality setting of 640, the camera reads that I only have 146 images to take. When I try to review what is in the camera, I receive the message "No Valid Image to Play." The instruction manual explains that the message means. However, I was not able to find anything that tells what to do to increase the number of available photos from 146 to more. This problem happened once


You should have the full instruction manual!! ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10 Digital Camera

My Sony Alpha 200 digital camera takes lovely pictures, but as I am a beginner and don't really know much about apertures and shutter speeds and how complex they are, I'm having great difficulty in getting it to focus properly in the manual setting. All other settings are fine, but the image in my viewfinder is very blurry when I look through before taking the shot. I have altered the diopter for my eyes as I wear glasses, so that isn't the problem. Is there something I'm either doing wrong, or


Having gone over a month without a response, I assume this is no longer a problem. ... Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 Digital Camera

Hi all, I wonder if you can supply some advice regarding a Sigma17-35mm lens I purchased earlier in the year. Basically if I use the automatic or 'P' setting on my Canon EOS 30D camera the image is over exposed by 1 to 2 stops. If I use the same functions with my Canon 18 -55 kit lens the exposure is correct so I would presume the camera is not causing the problem. The only way I can get a correct exposure with the Sigma lens is to compensate manually for each shot. Please note the exposure p


Try your EOS in AV (aprature value) mode. You should be able to adjust your aperature value in 1/3 or 1/2 steps dependind how you have your Custom Functions set in your camera's menu. Possibly the lens you purchased is for an EOS 35mm. If you use a 3 ... Sigma Digital Cameras

READ MENUS FINE, LENS OPERATES FINE, OTHER STORED PHOTOS READ GOOD, BUT CAMERA SHOOTS ONLY BLACK FRAMES, NO SCREEN IMAGES WHEN SETTING UP A SHOT. WHEN HELD UP TO THE LIGHT THROUGH THE LENS, A FAINT GRAY BAR ABOUT 1/2"WIDE CAN BE SCENE ON SCREEN MONITOR, BUT DOESN,T SHOW ON SCREEN.I LIKE THIS LITTLE SIMPLE CAMERA.IS THERE AN AFFORDABLE FIX?


Woowww man i think youv got a lot probs with you camera,mainly if there is a a black frame in you screen i think your screen monitor is damaged so ull have to replace it...... and da black frames is a fault in da camera itself.according to wot i unde ... Digital Cameras

When i turn on my s5700 there is a message (images recorded to internal memory) then on the screen is a white box with black letters (in) i have done what the manual said and formated but it has not made any difference.does that mean i cant use my x-d cards i have tried both cards 1gb and 2 gb.when i go to the settings menu i go to format it says format ok in a black box with white letters (in)


Okay "normally" when the memory card is installed the camera reverts back to the memory card from the internal memory. Two things might be happening here one the internal memory needs to be downloaded to the memory card then saved to the computer and ... Fuji FinePix S5700 Digital Camera

Horizontal lines OK, we fixed the black screen and black pictures, but I'm still getting a strong pattern of horizontal lines in my pics. Pictures shot with manual setting adjustments are better than those on automatic, and the lines don't show too much with a strong flash (but if the flash is too strong then the image is washed out). Is this fixable? Or is my camera dying? ~Ange


... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

When I use my SD790 in bright light the picture comes out dark now.. when I push the button to take the picture the screen goes from normal to dark. That is what the image ends up looking like ..DARK!! This is on Auto setting as well as manual. :( I love my camera but this is horrible! Missed a lot of good shots at Disneyland because it just would not work!!


... Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Digital Camera

Broken lcd could someone tell me the order of the menus and sub-menus? ive tried looking for pictures of the menus but i cant find them anywhere not even in the manual. somehow, my camera stopped automatically reading the card and i cant change it back because i cant see the menus. any help would be appreciated.


... Kodak EasyShare C643 Digital Camera

External Flash I set my Epson 3100z camera to manual mode and set up the camera for external flash. I manually set the shutter speed to 1/60 sec and the aperture to F4. I also set my SunPak flash to F4. My exposures seem pretty good. However when I review the various photo info's, the aperture reading is F5 or F4.8 not the F4 I set. Why is this? Anyone experienced this? The shutter speed are also not always what I set on the camera.


Be carefore that the stopping-down of aperture due to zooming to tele-photo. Flash compensation may be needed. \015\012 ... Epson PhotoPC 3100Z Digital Camera

Hi, I seem to have a problem with my Finepix Z1 digital camera. When I take a shot it seems to work ok, and the initial review image seems fine as well. But when I go back and review the image on the camera, or off the memory card via my computer the image is distorted. The best way I can describe it is as if the image appears that I took a photo off something on the tv, with a series of horizontal lines running across the image. The video capture seems to work fine though. Can you offer any sug


The clue is with the video.\015\012The video function does not use the shutter. Lines on photo's or over exposure is due to the shutter not closing completely over the lens when you take a picture.\015\012It will require cleaning which me ... Fuji FinePix Z1 Digital Camera

I just lpurchased a Canon 5D MarkII. Originally the LSD showed single photos when I reviewed past shots. Then it changed to showing four shots and now it changed to nine shots. The instruction manual on this doesn't get me back showing single shots. That manual is worthless in its explanation. How do I solve this problem? For future reference do you have a phone number I can call to get help when I need it? If you charge for calls so be it. I just need to get familiar with this


On the back of the camera near the right top are 3 buttons. One of them has an icon resembling a checkerboard. Press that and it should change your view of playback pictures. ... Canon Digital Cameras

When i turn on my nikon d5000 and set it on manual the monitor turn blue. i dont know what happen i might change the setting accidentally and i cant bring it back to its original setting, i cant see the apperture anymore. pls help


You should still be able to see the aperture through the regular viewfinder. When you say 'blue', you mean the whole thing is just blue? No writing? If that is the case, try a fully charged battery, full reset and if no change, I hope it's still unde ... Nikon D5000 Digital Camera

Corrupt images Anything I take in the portrait, landscape, the green box, or close up end up corrupt. The manual settings along with the fast action, no flash and night time settings work fine... I have formated the card, I have tried everything can think of. I even looked through the whole manual. I tried a second card... nothing, why would those four settings not work and the rest are fine?


Try updating firmware from canons website under support fixes all sorts of weird problems ... Canon Digital Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera with EF-S 17-85mm IS Lens

I'm trying to shoot HDR photos using my XSi/450D. From the menu two I've set the AEB EV step range as 0, -2 and 2. From here, though, I don't know what to do. If I go directly from the menu to shooting, I don't get any automatic shots, but rather single, individual shots based on the current exposure settings. Help. I've scanned my 45D manual, DVD tutorial, etc. and cannot find my missing step to create a series of AEB shots. Many Thanks, Robert


... Canon Digital Cameras

I HAVE A GR2 DIGITAL CAMERA. I usually shoot in manual mode and and set white balance manually using a digital callabration target. Yesterday afternoon, after shooting most of theday without problems, my images started appearing completely washed out with an orange cast. This cast also was all over my calibration target image. The image was unclear with stripes running horizontally across my display. This problem is present in all modes. Itried everything I could think of to resolve the matter


I doubt that formatting the card will do anything but, if you choose to do that, download any pics first since formatting will completely erase the card. Have you tried going back to "Auto WB" to see if your camera works properly that way? How about ... Ricoh GR Digital Camera

Shutter speed I have had m590 kodak camera a year and love it but i need help with the shutter speed i have been through all the settings i can find in the menu , and yes read the owners manual but i cant find a way to set the shutter speed. The shutter is so slow i cant take any pictures where someone moves, and i cant take any pics of sporting events,waterfalls etc.Does anyone have a suggestion?


... Kodak M590 Digital Camera

Dark exposure I have a Nkon D40x. Setting the selector to Auto, Shutter or Appature(SP) the image comes out dark. The historgram shows a spike that is totally contained in the first quarter of the screen. When I use the manual setting the image improve as the shutter speed was slowed down (1/80sec and ~7f the image improves). Any guess as to what is happening?


Check your ISO setting...should be between 100 to 400 for normal pictures.Did you change your exposure compensation setting to something other than "0"? Is the aperture ring on the lens set to the "A" position? ... Nikon D40x Digital Camera

I have sony cyber shot 5.1 megapixel camera, and images are not shot clearly there is always a blur image. Please show me the setting of image resolution.


This s bcoz of the image setting...bcoz there s two options one s landscape and portait..if u select landscape more memory will be used and the image clarity will be very gud...and if u choose the other the image clarity will be little bit low...so u ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera

Hi. I have a Canon Xsi/450D Camera. I can access the menu funtions when in the preset modes eg. landscape, sports etc. but when i rotate the dial past the Auto mode into the manual settings modes(the creative zone as canon calls them) the menu funtion will not work. I push the menu button and nothing, the remote funtions will not work either. I've tried to update the firmware, but as you have to access the menu in the manual modess to do this i cant update the firmware either(also cant do


The manual mode runs off power from a separarte capacitor. The capacitor holds a charge which is greater than the voltage of the battery for the needs of this option. When a capacitor fails nothing will operate in the manual mode. You will need to ha ... Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.2581 seconds