Question about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W1 Digital Camera

3 Answers

Dark spots in Sony W1

Hi, in my Sony W1 there are dark spots. What causes them and how do I fix it?

Posted by Anonymous on

3 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 551 Answers
Re: Dark spots in Sony W1

Could be Airborne Dust. Are they in the same spot all the time? Are there the same amount every time? Chance are it is just airborne dust, sometimes when indoors or in sunny conditions it will come up as light spots. If it random, I wouldn't be concerned about the sensor. (I noticed similar things when I first got my camera).

Posted on Sep 15, 2005

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 551 Answers
Re: Dark spots in Sony W1

Probably dust. Either you try cleaning the CCD which is not really easy, and can add more dust than remove, or you try and live with it. Usually unnoticeable. If annoying, try cloning it out...

Posted on Sep 15, 2005

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 551 Answers
Re: Dark spots in Sony W1

I think they are from condensation on the lens, or something like that. I've had them with my W1 too at times, but mostly when there is moisture in the air and I'm taking pictures of the sky.

Posted on Sep 15, 2005

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...
3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Canon power shot sd1000 black dot on lens


If by saying the upper right corner of the lens you really mean that there is a dark spot on each image AND the rear display, there may be dirt or dust on the lens itself. Clean the lens with an optical quality cleaner. Do not use paper towels and Windex or the like - as paper towels can scratch the lens.

It is also possible that the dark spot is a "stuck pixel" on the image sensor inside the camera. There is no way to repair a stuck pixel outside of replacing the sensor. Any dark spot (regardless of source) can be edited out by using image editing software. This will allow you to to make the dark spot less noticeable - or practically invisible.

If the dark spot is on the rear display only, it can also be a result of a "stuck pixel" on the display itself. This should not show up an images, but only on the display. There is little that can be done outside of replacing the entire rear screen.

There are other things that can cause these problems, but those listed above are the most common.

I hope this was Very Helpful and good luck!


Nov 20, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Same exact problem.


Hi!
If the camera shows the menu very dark too, could be a dead display backlight fuse. If you have experience with soldering and a multimeter, you can contact me at toms.safranovs@gmail.com and I can help you locate the fuse on the main board. Otherwise, contact your local Sony service center.

Tom

Jul 28, 2009 | Sony Cybershot S650 Digital Camera

2 Answers

The camera is developing dark areas around the edge of the pictures on 2 different sides. you can see these dark spots on the viewfinder and on the pictures. what is causing this?


If your lens is clean.

The dark spots maybe your image pickup sensor going out. Try going into the menu to tools select pixel mapping see if that helps it will look at all your pixels and determine if they are bad & try to compensate.

Hope it helps. Good Luck! please let me Know if this works or if you need more help.

Mar 11, 2009 | Nikon Coolpix 4800 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Flash and dark photos


Hi,
Perform Initialize option in camera menu,
if problem doesn't fix, camera needs Strobe Adjustment and this can be perform in Sony service center because it requires spacial tools.
Thank you.

Sep 21, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W35 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Dark screen


Hi

Your camera has a bad CCD, and I think Sony might still be fixing them for free under recall. Here is the info you need:

No service forms or mailing addresses are provided on the Sony US site. Rather, owners are instructed to contact the Sony Customer Information Services Center for further assistance at 1-866-703-7669.

Good luck from Darntoothysam com

Thomas

Jun 19, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Dark spot


The iris may not be opening fully or a leaf of it is sticking.
look in the front at you take a pic. do all three open evenly.

Jan 29, 2008 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P200 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Light sensor?


The CCD is failing - contact customer support - a repair is not likely, but this component has been subject to a recall in the past - there there is a chance of a free replacement -perhaps maybe

Sep 01, 2007 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W1 Digital Camera

1 Answer

CANON Rebel RTI Outdoor pictures are dark


learning to use light metering correctly can have its challenge.
the manual will guide you on how to set up to read light from the subject. spot metering a dark area will cause general overexposure, or a washed out look. spot metering a bright area will cause a dark image. if you are on spot meter and shoot two people standing together against a bright lit background, your meter will see between them if they are centered, and read all that bright background, setting the camera to a less sensitive combination of aperture / shutter speed, resulting in a dark image. use field averaging meter setting and be sure you are metering the subject and not the background. try shooting a wall that is fairly clear of other colors and uniform it light hitting it, you should have a correctly exposed image. since it works in other modes (at least 1, anyway) then it is unlikely you have an exposure compensation issue. that is the only other non defect issue that would cause your problem.
once you confirm that you have these settings correct and still get a dark image, its time to have it serviced.
good luck
mark

Sep 01, 2007 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera...

2 Answers

Help, White spots on photos with W1


Could be dust reflecting the flash. Water droplets also do it. Here's an example from an indoor trials where they had little RC cars on a dirt track next to the trials. The RC cars kicked up dust. The flash just bounced off the particles. This is an 828 with a Metz flash with a pocket bounce/diffuser on top. With the smaller camera with the flash more on axis of the lens the effect will be more pronounced since closer dust particles will be illuminated.

Sep 15, 2005 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W1 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Sony W1 Questions


It has Multi AF, Center AF or fixed focus. The V1 i had went to 800ISO, if you turn the ISO up a little more may you can set a faster shutter speed. I think the only priority settings are the "scene modes" there may be an action ssetting in the scene modes.

Sep 15, 2005 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W1 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W1 Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

123 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Top Sony Digital Cameras Experts

Larry Spears
Larry Spears

Level 3 Expert

625 Answers

Vish Iyer
Vish Iyer

Level 2 Expert

74 Answers

Rick Johnson
Rick Johnson

Level 2 Expert

81 Answers

Are you a Sony Digital Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...