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Response to: Camera settings
I own a Canon Power Shot S2 which is very simular to your Sony.
A couple of things I like to use which shooting kids at sports....use rapid fire (burst mode)
and don't for get to use the camera's ability to shoot motion picture clips.
Sometimes I find I get better results in either of these 2 modes than trying to shoot regular still shots. Hope this helps.