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Old Jul 26, 2011, 4:49 PM   #1
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Default HS20 EXR, complete noob, need your help!!

I bought this camera because I play and watch alot of sport at local clubs in the uk.

I wanted to be able to take action shots of rugby and cricket and I have got the camera home and started to play.

I have got my girlfriend to do a few cartwheels to take some continuous pic but I am disapointed how much bluring there is with action photos.

I have gone to SP1 and selected 'Sport' but still blurry, any ideas?
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 5:02 AM   #2
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Were the cartwheel shots taking INDOORS or OUTDOORS?

The camera is very capable of taking shots that are not blurred from subject movement.

Ill go into a bit more detail if you want but try SPORTS mode, failing that you will need to learn a bit about photography which will pay off in the end.

Basically, given your light conditions, you will need to change the ISO upwards. ISO comes from the days of film. It signifes the films sensitivity from super sensitive 1600 to very low senstive at 100). ISO 100 is the best for high resolution shots where there is enough light to allow the sensor to be exposed for a longer period of time. The darker the light gets, you need to go up the ISO setting towards 1600 even. You will want to keep your eye on the shutter speed to make sure it is no less than a 60th of a second.Any lower and you will start getting blurring of your subject. So you might want to look at going into PROGRAM mode and altering the ISO to pherhaps 400 or 800 and let the camera tell you what the SHUTTER speed is going to be. 100th of a second would be ideal Im guessing, but not a sports photographer myself.

Hope this helps. It will begin to make sense in time. The camera you ahve will enable you to take good photos if you delve into it a little.
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 2:17 PM   #3
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There is a general rule of thumb about minimum shutter speed versus lens focal length, which goes something like this:

Min Shutter Speed (secs) = 1/Focal Length (mm).

So for a 50mm lens it is 1/50 sec.

the higher the better , as long as the iso value is not to high

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Old Jul 29, 2011, 5:31 AM   #4
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There is a general rule of thumb about minimum shutter speed versus lens focal length, which goes something like this:

Min Shutter Speed (secs) = 1/Focal Length (mm).

So for a 50mm lens it is 1/50 sec.

the higher the better , as long as the iso value is not to high
thanks sprint, top advice which ive never come across before
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