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Old May 16, 2005, 9:59 AM   #1
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I've owned my Sony DSC-W1 camera for nearly a year now and I'm pretty much at wits end with the blurry pix and horrible flash range. I've read plenty of posts on this forum and tried different settings and overall it's a great camera for outdoor still shots and good movie mode, but I mostly use it for pics of my 1 year old and it's not so good, so I'm considering selling it and getting a Canon SD400.


So my question is, if I do sell it where would you recommend I try to sell it? Ebay? And how much should I expect to get for it (bluebook value ?

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Old May 16, 2005, 1:44 PM   #2
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One last thing for you to try: Set the camera to the M position, press the center button and set the shutter speed to 1/100. (says 100 on the display) Next press the menu button and set the focus to 3.0M, set the ISO to 200 and set the flash to +. Leave all other settings at default. Stand about 10 feet away from the subject you're taking a picture of and shoot away! If you get blurry pictures with this setting then you definitely have something wrong with the camera.

Your screen should look like this when everything is set right:
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Old May 16, 2005, 2:11 PM   #3
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Hi Cybershotnut, thanks for spelling that out (and showing it). I've tried some settings in M mode that we're mentioned in some other threads, I think it's at 400 now in M mode. I got some shots outside this weekend that worked (seemed to snap quicker too), however, when I go inside on that setting to try to take pictures I get a blinking hand icon on my screen and when I try to snap a picture, it says 'capturing' on the screen and just stays there. So I don't know if that's an error in M mode or if my settings are just completely screwed up now from all the adjustments I've been trying to make.
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Old May 16, 2005, 2:19 PM   #4
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It just sounds like the settings are screwed up. If you aren't that familiar with the settings I suggest that you press the reset button on the bottom of the camera and only change the settings I mentioned. Compare your screen to the picture I posted and make sure all the numbers are the same.
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Old May 16, 2005, 4:10 PM   #5
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Ok, thanks. I'll try to give those settings a shot tonight.
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This is also the setting I use most often indoors with very good results.
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