Hello again, I have had a look at a couple of web sites relating to your camera and I would suggest it wants to be in Sports/Action mode with continuous AF with predictive focussing. I am not sure if you have to manually set the focussing to predictive focussing or whether it does it automatically when you set it to continuous? When it is in continuous focussing, what it is doing with Canon, they call it predictive focussing - more commonly known as AL and what it does is fires a beam of light out to the subject (this is in laymans terms by the way) the light comes back, it then does it again to readjust the focussing, it then does it a third time and takes the picture and does all that in milliseconds. The first time it predicts where he is, the second time, it scans to find where he is again, and then it automatically estimates where he will be for the third time for the actual shutter motion. With something with only 4 million pixels (one of my cameras is 4 million pixels and I use it for a lot of the newspaper pics) you might find turning them black and white will actually give you a slightly better pciture image quaity wise, because it will eliminate the noise. ISO of 200 is fine, depending on the available light, your F setting is at the wrong end, it needs to go down to a smaller number as you can find. 2.8 is industry standard for football, but F4/5.6 is fine.
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