I just bought a Canon S95 and it seems to be taking blurry pictures. I'm a beginner, so hopefully the camera is fine and I'm just doing something wrong, but I haven't been able to figure out what that might be.
This is a representative example of the problem I've been seeing: the white regions blur in a downward direction. I took this picture after resetting the camera to the factory default settings. I also turned off image stabilization, which didn't make a difference.
When I took this picture, the camera was resting on an improvised tripod, so the blurring isn't motion blur. In any case, it's always the same downward blur; I've tried different lighting conditions, distances, film speeds, aperture sizes, shutter speeds and so forth, but nothing I've tried seems to fix the problem. (For some reason there either isn't any image metadata in the file or I can't find it, so I can't say which settings this specific picture was taken with.) Suggestions?