How to prevent camera shake with the EOS Digital Rebel XS

Article ID: ART128682 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 09/29/2015



An image with camera shake is easily confused with out-of-focus one.

Camera shaking will produce an overlapping or blurred image.

When the image is magnified and observed, a subtle camera shake may produce a large amount of blur.


1. Compose and hold the Camera to minimize camera shake.

To obtain sharp images, hold the camera still to minimize camera shake.

1-1. Firmly grasp the camera grip with your right hand, and press your elbows lightly against your body.

1-2. Hold the lens at the bottom with your left hand.

1-3. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder.

1-4. To maintain a stable stance, place one foot in front of the other instead of lining up feet.

2. When possible, try to provide yourself or the camera extra support.

  • Lean against a wall.
  • Put the camera on a fixed object like a table.
  • Ensure the camera holding by pressing the elbow against the handrail.
  • Use a tripod.

3. When using a zoom lens, shoot at wide angle and move closer to the subject.

Moving the zoom control towards telephoto can cause camera shake when using slower shutter speeds. So it is recommended to move closer to the subject and zoom towards the wide angle end of the lens to prevent camera shake.

4. Choose a higher shutter speed.

Slower shutter speeds may produce more camera shake.

It is better to shoot under bright situations or to choose a brighter lens with a large aperture to enable higher shutter speeds for less camera shake.



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