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New PowerShot SX70 HS blurry



I do not have much photography experience, however I should be able to take a clear photo with point and shoot (my iPhone photos are good). I have a new Powershot xs 70 hs and despite my best efforts, nothing seems crisp with or without zoom. I have tried auto and other settings without luck. How do I know if it is me or the camera? Bought it on Amazon so no one to take it to and ask. 



Can you provide an example image?

As a test, on a sunny day either outside, or indoors if there is lots of light coming in, take a photo of something very detailed.


EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L, 600EX-RT (x6), ST-E3-RT
EOS C70, RF 24-70 f/2.8L IS, EF-EOS R 0.71x



This particular image looks good.

Since you're mentioning cropping, I do wonder with such a small sensor if this camera will have poorer results if cropping.

I don't think you're doing anything incorrectly otherwise.  


EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L, 600EX-RT (x6), ST-E3-RT
EOS C70, RF 24-70 f/2.8L IS, EF-EOS R 0.71x

Thanks Ricky

I tried to upload it without cropping but the program said it was too large. As this looks good, the others were just probably me. I will keep working with it. Thanks again 


I did as you said. Today is bright but not full sun. I took these at 25-27 feet (I measured) on auto. Cropped them so the program would allow upload but otherwise didn’t change them. I am seeking to determine if (1) It’s me and I need practice, (2) this is the expected performance of this level of camera, or (3) there is/may be a factory imperfection and it needs to be exchanged. Thank you so much for your help! 


One more example from far and close of the same flowers on the Mountain Laurel 42F1049F-7E8C-4C3E-A8F0-8EE651F63DAC.jpeg645C7BC5-F37F-4ECA-B894-1308CD4B8F69.jpeg




The female is the best shot I have done. The male is the usual. Thanks! 

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