Tips for better focusing using the PowerShot SX210 IS.

Article ID: ART106924 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


When an image is blurry or cannot be brought into focus during shooting, please check the following.

Confirming the basic techniques for shooting

You can prevent camera shake by holding the camera firmly.

Your camera includes functions for detecting and setting the focus on your subjects, but it may not focus as you intended.

You may need more accurate focusing for portrait photography, macro shooting for subjects that are right nearby, and zoom shooting for subjects that are far away.

Increasing the [ISO Speed] if the camera shake warning icon appears when you press the <Shutter Button> halfway

When you press the <shutter button> halfway in low light conditions where camera shake is likely, a flashing () will appear.

In this case, you can increase the [ISO Speed] to reduce camera shake.

Shooting with the Focus Lock or checking the camera settings if a subject cannot be brought into focus

There are cases where monotone subjects with low contrast cannot be brought into focus.

If the focusing zone* setting does not match with the shooting conditions, there are cases where the subject cannot be brought into focus.

* For example, shooting a distant subject in the [Macro] () mode, shooting a close subject in the [Infinity] () mode, etc.

Using [Digital Tele-Converter] if you want to shoot a far-away subject

With the [Digital Tele-Converter] setting, the focal length of the lens can be increased by a factor equivalent to 1.4x to 2.3x*.

This Digital Tele-Converter can increase the zoom factor with less of a decrease in the brightness of the lens, which enables a faster shutter speed than normal zooming operations (including digital zoom) at the same zoom factor. The faster shutter speed can reduce camera shake and subject blur.

* It varies depending on the camera model.



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