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Why do my pictures sometimes come out blurry in low light situations?
To counteract camera shake and subject motion, turn up your camera's ISO to a higher value. Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) -- a built-in feature in many Olympus cameras -- has the same effect.
Most Olympus compact digital cameras released since 2006 allow you to boost the light sensitivity of the imaging sensor. Higher-end cameras will let you adjust the light sensitivity directly by increasing shutter speed or ISO ratings, but even our FE Series models have some pre-set scene modes that will change the settings automatically. Examples of these modes include the Indoor, Available Light, or Candle scene modes and any mode or function that uses Digital Image Stabilization.
Reducing camera shake is another simple way to eliminate blur in any shooting situation. Try one of these tips:
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