My image is out of focus. What should I do?

  • Try the following:
    • Make sure the document is not too close to the camera lens.
    • If the document has repeated detailed patterns, such as horizontal stripes and checkered patterns, the auto focus may not be able to focus. Try placing a different document under the camera lens while adjusting the focus.
    • Press the Focus button.
    • If you're using a projector to display the image, check the focus on the projector.
    • Make sure the document camera (or projector) lens isn't dirty. To remove dirt or smears, use lens-cleaning tissue. If necessary, moisten a soft cloth with lens cleaner and gently wipe the lens surface.

      Caution: Be careful not to scratch the lens. Never rub the lens with abrasive materials.
    • Make sure the lens is not fogged by condensation. If you've just moved the document camera (or projector) from a cold environment, wait a couple of minutes before using it.
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