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High humidity problem

I have owned the EX-Z55 for 2 years now. On a recent trip to Cancun, Mexico the lens/LCD screen completely fogged over. I could still view pictures taken previously and take pictures of "white fog" so everything else was working. I assumed the high humidity had gotten to it. I took out the battery and memory card and left it for a few days to see if it would "dry out." Every day I put it back together but still the same problem. On the third day, it was back to normal for about 10 seconds (I could see through the LCD screen) and then it completely "died." I thought it was the battery but even with a new battery it still will not even turn on. Any suggestions? Is this even worth trying to get repaired?

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Re: High humidity problem

Might as well send it in and see what they say. If nothing else they might offer you a trade up option to a newer model. They can be reached at 800-706-2534 and then keep choosing option 1.

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Clean the lens with a microfiber cloth and let the lens and camera come to ambient temp. This should remove the fog and make your pictures clear again.

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It has recently come to our attention that the vendor-supplied CCD image sensors used in this Canon digital camera may cause the following malfunction: When the product is used in recording or playback mode, the LCD screen and/or electronic viewfinder may exhibit either a distorted image or no image at all. While reports of this malfunction have been rare in the United States, we have determined that it may occur if the product is exposed to hot and humid environments.
Effective immediately, and regardless of warranty status, Canon will repair, free of charge, products exhibiting the above-mentioned malfunction if the malfunction is caused by the CCD image sensor. Canon will also cover the cost of shipping and handling in connection with this repair.
U.S. residents are kindly directed to contact the Canon Customer Support Center for further assistance at 1-800-828-4040. Support hours are Monday thru Friday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 midnight; and Saturday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (all times EST). Alternatively, if electronic support is preferred, please send your email to
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Hope this information helps you ... Good luck..

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Without furhter info, I can only guess that you may have condensation in the lens. Did you go from a cool place to a hot and humid place? Camera needs to acclimate to the environment. If after a reasonable amount of time has passed and the mist is still there, you may have a moisture problem inside the camera itself. Did it get wet recently?

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