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shoot and point cameras with the sharpest image

by shutter speed / December 27, 2009 7:03 AM PST

for Christmas, I received the Pnasonic Lumix DMc-ZS3. I have it set on auto focus. and the photos seem to have a soft focus to them. I am trying to decide if I want to keep this camera or if there is one out there with much sharper images. Or If you have this camera is there some way I can change the setting for sharper images?

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not by much

The problem of soft photos usually have to deal with focusing problems. Are the shots in lower light? The ZS3 is considered one of the best point and shoots out there. I know of many cameras that don't do well with focusing indoors because there isn't much contrast to get the focus just right. Some cameras use a pre-flash or a red assist light in getting the focus correct. The only other thing I could think of is did you accidentally turn on macro mode?

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Same problem with my Panasonic DMC-ZS1
by H-Mom / December 27, 2009 11:21 AM PST

Just before Thanksgiving I purchased a Panasonic DMC-ZS1 upon the suggestion of the sales person at the camera store. It's supposedly a good camera, I've tried to like it but don't. Much like you said the quality of the pictures aren't what I thought a $279 camera to be. Very soft/blurry and the software that downloads the pictures is terrible! I've tried a few different settings and I still have a big issue with low light. Almost every indoor picture I took even during daylight hours and light on were very dark. Or there would be a right bright spot around the focus and the backgroud was very dark.

I'm taking mine back, I've had 3 other Kodak cameras and wanted something that might last a little longer than the Kodak brand. With all 3 other Kodak's I've never had this type of problem before.

If you find a better one out there, please post it.

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