nikon coolpix point n shoot focusing advice?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by logicpro7, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. logicpro7 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 25, 2006
    London UK
    yes i am a camera novice. :eek:

    i have a nikon coolpix 5200 digital camera and even reading through the manual i still havent managed to get any real sharp focused pictures out of it.i am not sure if the camera is faulty or it just needs setting up correctly?

    i was just wondering if any of you forum members have any advice or tips on getting pin sharp photos(apart from saying buy a good camera:rolleyes: ) lol.

    what sort of settings on the camera should i be using? also am i better to use manual focus rather than auto focus?

    any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
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    It SHOULD be producing sharp photos, even on auto mode.

    Maybe you should keep your hands still while shooting, and use the flash when necessary. :confused:
  3. logicpro7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 25, 2006
    London UK
    thanks,i am keeping very still when taking any pics. :eek: <-freeze
  4. dogbone macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2005
    S33.687308617200465 E150.31341791152954
    This is autofocus on a 4500 coolpix.

    To answer your question one really needs to understand what you mean by sharp. Do you mean that *nothing* is sharp or just certain bit. In which case you need to work on your depth of focus or maybe the camera itself is focusing on the wrong bit.

    It would be good if you could post a shot. It might be camera movement or it might be lens focus. Or both.

    I very rarely found manual focus to be better in my old 4500.

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