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May 08, 2012 13:43 |  #1

Hi All,
Iv'e got an SX30is with an attitude... when I take pictures using the self timer and use the 10 picture facility I get a strange happening...
1 when taking from two feet away all seems ok.
2 when taking from 2 meters or more, the pictures look ok until I start to enlarge them then I see that they are slightly blurred?
this is with no zoom on and at max megapixles.
Single pictures seem ok?
Anyone got any ideas?
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May 08, 2012 14:05 |  #2

Can you post an example or two?


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May 08, 2012 17:36 |  #3

I'm not sure if this is relevant, but keep in mind that the camera focuses when you initially press the shutter to start the self-timer. It does not re-focus when the timer runs out and the pictures are taken. If, say, you step into the frame but the camera already focused on something distant, you won't be in focus.




  
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May 09, 2012 05:07 as a reply to  @ lar55's post |  #4

Hi lar55, I didn't know that it didn't focus between each shot... I took the initial shot of a chair and then pressed the shutter and went and sat down in the chair... the fact that it possibly focused on the back of the chair, would that have been enough to throw it out of focus when enlarged?
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May 09, 2012 14:30 |  #5

Hard to say. These cameras normally have a huge depth of field, especially at the wide end of the zoom. Less depth of field with higher zoom, closer focus distance, and wider aperture.

You could try posting an example or two, as Jon said. There are lots of smart people around (unlike me, who just pretends...) who can tell the difference between out of focus, motion blur, lousy optics, etc...




  
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May 10, 2012 15:00 |  #6

Can someone let me know how to post pictures on this system...how do I get a pictures URL ?
I have taken some more pictures of myself at about two metres and when I start to enlarge them they look fuzzy.
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May 10, 2012 15:04 |  #7

Check the Image Posting FAQ linked in my sig.


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May 11, 2012 09:38 as a reply to  @ Jon's post |  #8

I hope I have done this right....here are two pictures, the first and last, using full 14mp, with no zoom on and at a distance of about 8ft, taken on P using 10 shot timed facility.
as one can see it blurs up very quickly when zooming in on the picture.
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May 11, 2012 09:49 |  #9

Step 1 - turn OFF digital zoom. EXIF shows you had it active at 2.109x. That really does absolutely NOTHING for you that you can't do (better) in your computer. All it does is try to make each pixel into several smaller ones, and it guesses about what they should contain, so you lose sharpness.


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May 12, 2012 08:52 |  #10

Well folks I cant explain it but I decided to reset my camera back to factory settings, took a 5 picture timed burst and wallah...when I zoomed in on the pictures they came up clear.... I cant explain it...any thoughts?
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May 12, 2012 16:28 |  #11

possibly that your shooting at iso 1600? point and shoot cameras dont do well at high iso till recently and i still wouldnt say images look great at 1600 iso on a point and shoot.


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