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Any idea why my point and shoot camera photos turn out blurry?

Motion. You moved the camera when shooting. The entire image is blurred. You can tell from the yellow 'things' that the motion was up-down, not left-right. You possibly pushed the entire camera ...
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What were long, flat point and shoot film cameras called?

That's an old point and shoot camera that took 110-format film. For that reason, they're usually called 110 cameras. You can even see that term, "110 CAMERA," on the label on the camera in your photo.
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What were long, flat point and shoot film cameras called?

What were long, flat point and shoot film cameras called? You don't want to know what I called the cheap 110 Instamatic I was forced to use when I was young and couldn't afford anything better! The ...
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iPhone vs DSLR for point and shoot

The sensors and lenses of even the most humble DSLR or mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (ILCs) currently on the market are far better than those found in the best phone cameras. Sensors and ...
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Any idea why my point and shoot camera photos turn out blurry?

As mentioned in ErinH's answer, this is motion blur, due to moving the camera for the duration of the shutter capture time. However, I disagree with the conclusion that the motion blur as up-down and ...
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Is the film still useable if the back of the camera opens while you're still on 0 shots and have just loaded in the film?

Probably. On many semi-automated film cameras, you tuck the film end into the take-up spool, then when you close the door it auto-winds a couple of frames - enough to make sure all the exposed film is ...
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Does anyone know what kind of camera Gunner Stahl is using here?

There is higher res image From which you can gather that it is most likely Contax T2 Compact 35mm Camera. You can find it's image here and here.
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Is the film still useable if the back of the camera opens while you're still on 0 shots and have just loaded in the film?

There are generally three places 35mm film sits inside a camera: Film which is inside the film cassette. The film directly across the back of the camera; this is where it gets exposed to the light ...
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DSLR Lenses Closest to a Point and Shoot

I'm going to focus on this: Alternative Question: Which is the most popular DSLR Lens focal length for family pictures and vacations? A typical compact camera with a 10× zoom lens might have a ...
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Why does point and shoot cameras STILL exist?

Some of what is currently being sold might be old stock. Some models have special capabilities, eg superzoom or great lowlight performance. But even ignoring these cases, there are some niche uses, ...
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Can dirt on a camera's lens cause graininess, without causing large-scale blurring of the picture as a whole?

Dirt can never cause grain. It's more likely you are seeing digital noise. Switching to lower ISO should help.
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Can dirt on a camera's lens cause graininess, without causing large-scale blurring of the picture as a whole?

Yes, it's possible — but it's more likely that that's just how it is. You can't expect miracles from a point and shoot camera, and fine detail with no noise when "pixel peeping" would be a miracle. ...
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How to determine the resale value of used lenses and camera bodies?

The best method to price a lens is by seeing what the market value of the same used lens are. There are many different ways to determine the value across different platform. For each of these compare ...
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Why does my film camera not use entire roll of film?

Had the same problem once with 135 film and a Canon EOS 300v. Turns out, that: the battery was quite low (and old) it was winter-time outside with -5 °C and some idiot (me) had the habit of ...
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Why are my point and shoot photos coming out unfocused and blurry?

Did you cover the autofocus windows somehow accidentally (by your finger)? https://www.manualslib.com/manual/371815/Olympus-102455-Stylus-Zoom-115-Qd-Dlx-Date-35mm-Camera.html?page=6#manual
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Difference between LG-1 and FD-1 ring light accessories for Olympus TG-4

Some comparisons: FD-1 is compatible with only TG-4 (Firmware update is required) and the TG-5. The shooting distance is 2 - 30 cm and is usable underwater. LG-1 is compatible TG-5, TG-4, TG-3, TG-2, ...
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DSLR Lenses Closest to a Point and Shoot

Based on what you just said, stick with a "point and shoot" type of camera and just buy a more expensive model that includes the features you need. Those usually give you a better image quality and ...
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What lens can I use on my Samsung wb1100f 35mm camera?

Your camera does not have an interchangeable lens. The current lens is permanently fixed to the camera, and you can't change it to use another one. If you want to be able to swap lenses, you need to ...
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Yashica T4/Superia X-Tra 400 vs Contax T2/Portra 400

All four of the sample images were shot under four different lighting scenarios. Even the two shot under daylight will be different due to the influence of all of the green vegetation in the first ...
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iPhone vs DSLR for point and shoot

The fact that you appreciate the advantages of a 'big sensor' answers your question. But also remember, the best camera in the world is no use if you're not carrying it. You WILL have your phone in ...
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How can I operate a modern camera when I must do so left-handed?

I am unaware of any "left-handed" digital cameras. However, some old film cameras, such as Exakta cameras, were produced with the shutter release on the left side. Also, Nikon considered, and produced ...
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What are the odds of breaking a camera by opening it?

Digital cameras are not made to be end-user reparable. It is likely that there are tiny ribbon cables and other small connectors, pieces fit into place just so, and even things glued together in a way ...
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Smartphone or camera

If you want a nice camera, buy a nice camera. If you want a nice phone, buy a nice phone. Rule of thumb: specialized equipment is often much, much better than generalized equipment at what it does. ...
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Why are my point and shoot photos coming out unfocused and blurry?

My guess is the autofocus is not working correctly and the camera requires repair. Yes, the first four pictures were in focus. It probably broke between the fourth and fifth pictures. Maybe just from ...
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Is the film still useable if the back of the camera opens while you're still on 0 shots and have just loaded in the film?

There are cameras that wind all the film onto the take up spool and then rewind to advance the film to the next unexposed frame. They are rare, but they are out there.
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Is the film still useable if the back of the camera opens while you're still on 0 shots and have just loaded in the film?

It will depend upon the model of the camera. In some cameras (as Tetsujin has answered) the film winds forward. The film is left inside the cassette until a frame about to be exposed and then the ...
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Anyone with a Ricoh YF-20 please?

You can download the YF-20 Owner's Manual.
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How can I operate a modern camera when I must do so left-handed?

How can I operate a modern camera when I must do so left-handed? Add a battery grip and hold the camera upside down. This puts the shutter release and thumbwheel on the battery grip under your index ...
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New roll of film rewound into canister after 4 exposures

If what happened is as you reported, i.e. only 4 frames exposed, you likely will be OK shooting the remainder. This is because the film cassette is light proof thus is protects the yet to be exposed ...
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Any idea why my point and shoot camera photos turn out blurry?

As others have written, the answer is "camera shake". I pretty much exclusively shoot with a Mamiya 6 + Mamiya G 75mm f/3.5L. I never use a flash. This camera is a challenge, since the ...
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