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Fall My Pentax S30 fell on the floor while inside its case. The pictures are now 'washed' (white). Is it reasonable or is it simply an inferior brad/model or just bad luck? Any suggestions? thanks!

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Most of digital cameras are sensitive to falls especially on a stiff surface. You just have a bad luck.

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