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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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Re: Is my camera broken?

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

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