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Old Feb 23, 2011, 10:41 PM   #1
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Default Help. SX-130 getting blurry images now

Hi,

I have had my camera for about 4 months now. Normal the shots are really crisp and clear - can often see the pores on people's faces.

Over the last few days I am noticing that the images are coming out slightly blurred.

The lens is clean but every thing is slightly blurred - I notice it more when I look at faces and eyes.
This is very noticable when I am not zoomed in on the scene.

I have taken the same shot with my older camera and the shots with the older camera (without image stabilization) are much more clear than with my sx-130.

I presume something is wrong with the focus mechanism but wanted to see if anyone has any other ideas before I send the camera for repair.
Could this be an issue with the wide angle lens that I never noticed before?

Any thoughts?

Thanks!
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 7:24 AM   #2
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No problems, here, Jaugernaut, with my SX130-

It sounds like a focusing problem, based on your description. I am sure that Canon Warranty Service can get it fixed for you.

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Old Feb 24, 2011, 5:46 PM   #3
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No problems, here, Jaugernaut, with my SX130-

It sounds like a focusing problem, based on your description. I am sure that Canon Warranty Service can get it fixed for you.

Sarah Joyce
Hi Sarah,

Isn't it strange that it would only be out of focus in the wide angle view?
Is that a common problem?

Thanks!
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 8:26 PM   #4
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Same here. A few days ago pics started to come out quite blurred at the right side, mainly in wide angle with aperture 3.4, if I rise the aperture to say 5 the issue is less noticeable or it even dissapears. Auto and P mode are quite retard in this camera, no matter how much light you got, it'll keep choosing aperture 3.4 while upping the shutter speed to 1/1000 or more. So I'll use it Av from now on until I decide what to do.
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Old Feb 28, 2011, 12:35 AM   #5
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can someone post examples of this phenomenon? I wonder why it is happening to some.
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Three pics all in wide angle, aperture 3.4, 5 and 8









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Old Mar 3, 2011, 6:57 PM   #7
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Hi,

I will post cropped pictures when I get a chance, but this is something that definately broke with the camera. I was concerned that it was like this all the time & I only now just noticed it, but this is not the case. My camera was focusing fine & now developed this problem some how.

I went the the store & took pictures with my camera and the floor model & the floor model are completely clear with the same exact settings, whereas my camera still has the out of focus problem at the edges of the image.

I found this happens at all zoom levels but is most noticeable at the wide angle.

I will return this one and get a replacement.

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Old Mar 3, 2011, 7:43 PM   #8
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Juggernaut-

I believe that the return/exchange strategy is a good idea. I was one of the SX130 original adopters, and I have not had any problems. And likewise I have a good friend that purchased 6 month ago after handling my camera in my class, and there are no problems with his camera as well.

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What I say shouldn't change what you should do which is send in for warranty repair/replacement.

It looks to me like one or more lens elements are not centered and perhaps a floating compensating element might not be moving or moving incorrectly. Speculation on my part and it shouldn't change your actions.

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