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My sx 280 camera is producing very poor images when shooting

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My sx 280 camera is producing very poor images when shooting small antique objects at close range, 150 - 250mm. I have tried Av and Macro settings but the photos continue to be very poor on detail, seaming to be slightly out of focus. I am using a tripod, natural daylight and a 2 sec delay. They look fine on the camera screen but poor when viewed on my pc or tablet. I am downloading by USB cable using my pc's basic microsoft software.
I had the same problem with my previous cannon compact which I gave away in disgust only to find its replacement is just the same.
Any suggestions.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Digital Cameras
Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
Thank you question, my name is ***** ***** I look forward to assisting you.
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The first question I have please is how old is the camera?
Thank you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

About 1 year.

Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
Can I look at one of these photos of poor quality please?
It may tell me what the issue is
- Click the following link:
- Upload the file to that website
- Once it is uploaded, the resulting page will display a "File ID" number.
- Please, give me that "File ID Number"
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I'll try and locate one, most are deleted.

i'll get back to you later.

Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
Thank you