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clarked
09-02-2004, 03:56 AM
I am trying to take nightime snaps with my new camera and have set it to nighttime but the photos are always blurred. Is their something else I have to do? I have got the flash on.

David Metsky
09-02-2004, 06:29 AM
Are you sure the camera has enough light to lock focus? Look for a solid green dot in the corner of the viewfinder. The C-765 doesn't have an AutoFocus illuminator lamp so it has difficulty focusing in the dark.

-dave-

John_Reed
09-02-2004, 06:52 AM
I am trying to take nightime snaps with my new camera and have set it to nighttime but the photos are always blurred. Is their something else I have to do? I have got the flash on.Here's the "Night Shot" shown by Jeff Keller in his review of the C-765:
http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/olympus/c765uz-review/nightshot-tb.jpg
To get this photo, Jeff had to use a tripod to steady the camera, and because a very long shutter speed was needed, he was using full manual mode. As for having flash on or off, the flash would have no effect at all on this scene - its range is too short, as would be true of most subjects beyond 10-15 feet. Just generally speaking, when you're shooting in lighting where your camera's shutter speed will be less than around 1/60 of a second, you don't necessarily need to be in full manual mode, but you'll need either a tripod, a beanbag, a fence rail, some way of stabilizing the camera to make the photos come out sharp. If you're shooting indoor scenes, where the flash can reach your subject(s), you'll have better luck, since the flash happens so quickly that you can "freeze" any motion.
Incidentally, you might take a few minutes to read Jeff's review (http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/olympus/c765uz_770uz-review/) of your camera. Very informative and instructional.
I hope that helps?