Originally Posted by jazzybadger
I don't know much of anything about that model specifically, but my Sony auto-focus requires me to slightly press down on the button in order for the auto focus to actually work. When I do that I see the little... lines on the view screen, and they're all white. Once the auto focusing is done those lines turn green. At that point I can take my picture, and presto chango! they are in focus and viewable.
I have a Canon Powershot A480 and it sounds it carries the same technique.
Slighty press on the button till it Phocus itselPhs and then shoot.
When you don't have enouPh light around you it will get blurry real quick.