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Amie K. Odahl

Blurry Pictures

I have a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P10.
I take a lot of pictures of my children - in action and candids. Most of my pictures seem to be blurry or have blurred sections. Is this me or the camera? Is there a setting that I don't know about that could help eliminate this problem?

In addition, the shutter lag seems unbearably long - is this part of the problem?

I have invested a lot of money in this camera and hope there is a simple solution! Please help as I am losing out on many special events due to blurry or missed pictures!

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5/24/2004 9:56:08 AM

doug Nelson   I own the same camera, given to me as a gift. I fault Sony partly because the paltry owners manual does not make clear which mode gives you a fast enough shutter to stop action. I'd think it's the "sport" mode, with the little golfer icon. I still get blurry photos when the light level is insufficient.
I have owned about 20 cameras, and like this Sony the LEAST. It's as slippery as a fish, and feels like a garage door opener. I cannot even pick it up without activating the zoom. The shutter lag time is way under contemporary standards. I think it is misleading to advertise a camera at 5 megapixels when you never see 5 megapixels. The JPEG compression at the highest settings does not, IMO, deliver a high quality image for printing over about 5 x 7. It was WAY over-priced at $500. Sony does not reply to my critique of their product.

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5/28/2004 7:28:57 AM

Ariel Lepor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2005
  Try Sony's new cameras. Like the DSC-H2.
Or the Fuji S5200.

If you're still using the DSC-P10, use a tripod.

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6/27/2006 2:22:40 PM

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