Samsung SL720 - Blurring background/bokeh?

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  1. Linds

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    I'm a newby to the forum and to photography. Is it possible to create blurred backgrounds/sharp focus on specific focal point/person/item (I think this is called bokeh) with a digital point & shoot type camera? If so, how? Do you have to the position the camera a certain way & use macro? I'm looking at a Samsung SL720 and wondering if that could do the trick as I progress or if I need to move into something with swappable lenses, etc.

    I'm completely clueless on this subject :lmao: & greatly appreciate your help.
     
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    If the camera has a macro setting you should be able to. I believe it's in the aperture.
     
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    Point n Shoot cameras have very tiny sensors and thus very deep DOF. So you will need to get some closeup macro shots or telephoto shots to show selective focus.
     
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    My s90 can do it :)
     
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    thanks for the responses! I've played with the macro settings, etc., tried positioning the zoom and my position closer to the objects, with more distance in the background, but I can't figure out a way to make this happen. can you give me any tips on which macro it would be, etc.? any tips would be appreciated.
     

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