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Old Nov 28, 2011, 9:41 PM   #1
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My wife is very unhappy with her fZ35. the pictures don't seem very 'sharp' or focused correctly. here's an example, any ideas?
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 9:44 AM   #2
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she has had the camera 6 months, she misses her old canon.
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 10:08 AM   #3
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Was both pictures taken with auto setting?

Maybe there's something wrong with the camera, sometimes this happens. Try going to the store and exchange it for a new one.
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 11:15 AM   #4
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I have owned a Panasonic, and focus was not a problem; noise is a different issue. Panys sync at a slow 1/30 second in flash mode, this can lead to some motion blur, especially trying to photograph children. Canon sync's, at a much higher shutter speed.

The second shot looks like she has panned the shot, this and a slow shutter speed contribute to less than optimal sharpness. Try some less active shots, and see what the result is. If you still have a focus problem, you may need to inquire with Panasonic. Since you have had the camera 6 months, return is not an option.
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 11:29 AM   #5
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What metering was used; spot, etc.?

Also, in my FZ40, you can adjust the sharpness; I believe mine is set at +1.

In the second photo her feet seem to be in good focus, so it's probably just getting used to focusing more.
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 1:33 PM   #6
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i'll get the picture info from her tonight, we are just running to a wake. thanks
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I have to agree with csa, check focus mode, and set sharpness to +1 in the menu settings
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On both shots, I see movement (note the desk seems to be in focus in #1). So you need to increase the shutter speed. Especially action shots like #2 need to be shot at a high shutter speed. She needs to either shoot in S mode and set shutter speed high (1/500 or so), or P mode and use higher ISO and hope the shutter speed gets pushed up.
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 11:29 PM   #9
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Here's the info

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I see one problem she is in portrait mode....
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