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Olympus c765 - moving subjects blurred?

Just purchased the c765 and am a novice. Love the zoom, but none of my photos are coming out crisp and sharp. Any movement from the subject gives me blurs even normal hand movement of the subject or normal speed walking gives me blur.
What settings do I need to adjust?
Or what part of the manual should I read. Can someone point me in the right direction?

Thanks

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By the way I'm getting blur on moving subjects even when not using the zoom.

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The Olympus C765 has all of the needed manual controls and it is time to learn about them.

When you are photographing action (subject movement), you need a faster shutter speed.

Your camera has a manual setting called "Shutter Priority". This setting lets you adjust the shutter speed to any setting. I suggest you start at about 1/250th of a second.

The camera will automatically select the correct aperture to let in the right amount of light.

Now try taking that action photo.

If you still get movement blur, choose a faster shutter speed (1/500th of a second).

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Things to think about:

1. When you select a fast shutter speed, you need more light. If there is not enough light the camera will warn you in some manner. Then you have to select a slower shutter speed.

2. You can also increase the manual ISO setting to increase the sensitivity of the camera to light. This can let you maintain the fast shutter speed you originally selected.

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So you can see, you need to learn about the interaction between shutter speed, aperture setting, and ISO settings.

Here is a link to a very good explaination:

http://www.pbase.com/otfchallenge/the_basics

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Thank you for the reply. That is very helpful.

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