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Out of Focus Rebel XT Photos

by Roger Charboneau
(Montreal Canada)

Canon Rebel XT Camera<br>(aka Canon 350)

Canon Rebel XT Camera
(aka Canon 350)

"Why is the photo in the LCD display in focus and the uploaded photo to the computer is out of focus using my Canon Rebel XT EOS ?"

Hello Roger! Thanks for your question about blurry photos with your Canon Rebel XT. The good news is there isn't necessarily wrong with your Rebel XT.

Rebel XT LCD Screen

Your Canon XT camera has a 2.5" TFT color, LCD with only 230,000 pixels. In today's newer digital camera world, that's only a fraction of the LCD pixel count you get with digital cameras today.

Generally speaking, it's not a good idea to check your sharpness using such a small LCD panel. Even with today's modern technology (my Canon R has a 3.2", 2.1 Million pixel LCD screen) and magnification capabilities, the best way to evaluate the sharpness of an image is to use computer screen along with zooming in on your image with software.

Whether the blurriness is caused by motion blur or focus blur I can't tell you without seeing a sample image. My article on Fixing Blurry Photos will likely help you with your lack of sharpness with your Canon Rebel XT.

Canon Rebel XT Photo Blur

The image that you are seeing on your LCD screen is a small visual representation of the same exact image file that you are downloading to view on your computer screen. That image is magnified in a HUGE amount when viewed on your computer and ANY sharpness issues will be magnified just as much.

I hope this was helpful. Please feel free to comment back or upload a blurry photo from your XT if you'd like some feedback on it.

Warm Regards,

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