Digital Camera Photos always blurry after downloading to computer?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by AFReid, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. AFReid

    AFReid Guest

    I hope this is a good forum to ask this newbie question. If not please don't
    flame me to bad but do point me to the correct NG.

    I have purchased several inexpensive digital cameras, (ie, Logitech
    ClickSmart, Vivitar VCam3000, etc,). with all these cameras once I upload
    the pictures to my computer they all seem blurred.

    I would think its the camera if it was just one but several different
    cameras give the same result?
    Could it be something I am doing wrong with my PC, (ie, video card 32Mg,
    monitor 24bit pixels) or something else I'm not think of?

    Thanks
     
    AFReid, Aug 6, 2004
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    Jason Guest

    shutter button. There is a delay before the picture is actually taken.
    Depends on the camera how long this delay is. To sove this problem just
    prees button and keep still. There may be an audible warning when the camera
    activates the shutter. Your cameras are OK it's got nothing to do with
    cheapness.
     
    Jason, Aug 6, 2004
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  3. Well apart from the only common factor you've identified being the
    photographer...

    What resolution do you photograph in and how much do you compress the image
    and how blurred are they?

    Try photographing something with sharp vertical and horizontal edges that
    isn't too contrasty - like a piece of blue paper over a piece of green paper
    of about the same "brightness" and then estimate how many pixels the edges
    are smeared over by zooming in on the PC.

    Stephen
     
    Steve Maudsley, Aug 6, 2004
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  4. AFReid

    Rob Novak Guest

    Well, they're cheap web-cams. The max resolution is 640x480. They've
    got fixed lenses that don't focus any closer than about four feet.
    Let's just say that they're not sold or designed for their image
    quality.

    What kinda performance are you looking for, here?
     
    Rob Novak, Aug 6, 2004
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    Hunt Guest

    Basically, digital capture images will always be softer than film
    counterparts. That said, higher resolutions of images from cameras that allow
    higher capture (more mega-pixels), captured in the camera's RAW format, and
    then correctly processed, will yield excellent results, providing that the
    lens used is capable of transmitting the highest detail. What I believe that
    you are seeing is the equipment's inability to process adequate detail, i.e.
    high enough resolution. If you want sharp, then better equipment is needed,
    though you will have to process the images correctly to get the most that you
    can from the image.

    Hunt
     
    Hunt, Aug 10, 2004
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