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Is my camera broken?

On holiday my Dimage Z1 got knocked off a chair (whilst in a protective case). Ever since the pictures, both through viewfinder and when taken, are blurry and pink-ish. Is there anything I can do to fix this, or is it simply 'buy a new camera' time?

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  • Lotte Tregear Apr 01, 2006

    Thanks for the advice! How much would one normally pay for repairs from those guys?

    On another note, am now looking at new cameras (in case I need to replace this one)--and the Dimage Z6 looks pretty good. Any feedback on it?

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It is a 3.3 megapix camera and was expensive for its day so I would contact the repair department at Minolta but dont tell them it was dropped as they wont touch if you do and they may have a flat rate for the repair . I just bought a fuji 5.6 megapix for 200 bucks. Good Luck

Posted on Apr 01, 2006

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    Larry Dillon Apr 02, 2006

    They all have differant prices look them up on the net and call them

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