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Old Jul 2, 2005, 4:57 AM   #1
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I have been using an Olympus C5050-Z for more than 2 years, and I really loved this camera, that takes crisp sharp pictures.

The only drawback was the 3x zoom, so I decided to buyanother cam with a more powerful zoom, and got myself the Kodak DX7590 2 weeks ago.

I have taken around 40 pictures with it till now (macro, landscape, indoor, night mode, and portrait) and almost 80% of the pictures (mainly all but portrait) ended out of focus and blurred... (and that after half-clicking for auto-focus about 2-3 times for every pic)

Am I missing something here? Is anyone else experiencing the same problem with this camera. I need to know if the one I have is defective, or if I am misusing it.


I know it does not have a zoom stabilizer, but even pictures taken in wide angle are sometimes out of focus.


Thanks in advance.



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Old Jul 2, 2005, 12:35 PM   #2
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Try a bunch on a tripod or sit the camera on a hard surface,,,in decent lighting,,,,put the subject about 5 feet away ,,use the timer,,,,and if they still come out blurry,,there is no way it`s your fault then,,,this will definately let you know if the camera is at fault,,,if so then return it,,,,i`ve seen very few of these cameras faulty,,,but it does happen with mass produced products of any kind..



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Also the firmware update should help out Im thinking...it helped me with some focusing issues:-)
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Old Jul 2, 2005, 1:46 PM   #4
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Chaga wrote:

.. (and that after half-clicking for auto-focus about 2-3 times for every pic)


Perhaps I'm misunderstanding what your'e saying there, but you don't want tolet go ofthe shutter button after you get focus. Press halfway, hold it til it greenlights and depress fully.

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What was the exposure time and the f-stop of the bad pictures? If flash, can you estimate the distance from the subject to the camera?
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Old Jul 3, 2005, 4:46 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the answers guys.



Wagaboo:

I updated the firmware as soon as I gotmy camera.


Dan:

What i meant was, that I kept getting the red light for 2-3 tries before it lights green, and still got the pics out of focus.



Jdm:

Here are some Aperture/Shutter Speeds for the bad images.

SS: 1/640 Aperture: f/5.6 ISO:80 Flash: Yes at 1 m.

SS: 1/50 Aperture: f/3.2 ISO: 80 Flash: No

SS: 1/50 Aperture: f/3.2 ISO: 140 Flash: No

SS: 1/100 Aperture: f/3.2 ISO: 80 Flash: Yes at 1 m

All of these have been taken in Auto Mode. I still haven't tested the A/P and S/P mode.



Brian:

I will try your suggestion tonight and post back with the result.

Thank you all.


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Old Jul 3, 2005, 9:58 AM   #7
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Well unless you got nerves of steel holding it still for 1/50 is
goin to be very hard
if I try to take anything under 1/90 it's blurry and I have the DX6490
and you say Auto mode turn the EV up if it's at 0.0 try 0.3 or 0.7
that should drop you speed down to a handholding capable speed
or try PASM mode

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