09-14-2013 10:17 PM
My husband and I have had a SX30 for a few years now and are very happy with it with one exception. The reason we bought it was because our children were getting to that age where we wanted it for sporting events. Unfortunately, everytime we take a picture, it is blurry. I am far from a camera guru and would love some help figuring out what I am doing wrong.
09-15-2013 12:21 AM - edited 09-15-2013 12:28 AM
09-15-2013 10:07 AM
If you post an example which includes the exposure data we can likely tell you why it's blurry.
Scotty already nailed the two main reasons.
The minimum shutter speed to freeze actually as it's coming either toward you or moving away is usually 1/250th. The minimum shutter speed to freeze action moving sideways (relative to your camera) is usually 1/500th (these are just guidelines... is the action is particularly fast then these speeds may not be adequate.)
Sports is particularly demanding on the camera because the fast action requires high shutte speeds which, in turn, requires a lot of light (most cameras are fine with outdoor mid-day sports played in the sun... but struggle with sports during night games or sports played indoors.) Sports also tends to require a responsive focus system operating in "continuous" mode. By default, cameras work to establish the focus distance, then stop focusing once they achieve focus. But in sports the subject is still moving... so they don't remain at that focused distance.
01-22-2014 03:45 PM