When I try to focus on a shot there is no display on the LCD, just a very narrow distorted vertical band of colour. I have reset the camera to factory defaults but the problem persists. I can review previously taken pictures on the memory card without problem. The problem seemed to start when I altered the scene selection to firework mode to attempt to take a picture of some flashing Xmas lights. The resulting picture was just a blur of coloured vertical lines. When I returned the camera to normal mode, I found I had the problem with the LCD screen. I am now unable to see what I am attempting to photograph.
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Take some shots, take your memory card out and insert into a card reader and see if the shots are there. If yes, then camera is taking shots. If not, then something else is wrong. Theoretically, if the LCD is cracked or broken, the camera should still work, just not the shot preview or getting to the menu system. Why waste time with the shot preview? I never use it. While someone is looking at the shot they just made, I'm busy taking the next shot, which might be the better.
This may help you, try using the Preview feature on the LCD screen. The LCD screen Preview feature was not used to take a picture in
Close-Up mode. Always use the Preview feature in Close-Up mode to
confirm focus and to frame the subject properly. If the Preview feature
is not used, the LCD will not display an accurate view of the subject.
Just as I got on line to this site I saw your problem being typed in and it's the exact same issue I am having with my Finepix 5000. I've owned it for all of 4 plus years with no problems and really decent photos. I'm getting a blurred image with green/magenta colors when I look through the viewfinder. When I take a photo, it shows the same. It wasn't dropped or even barely touched between the last good photo taken and this. Attached is an example of above description. I would appreciate any advise. See below.
If the LCD and pictures are both bad, the CCD is most likely going south. It is an expensive repair via SONY but I may start doing these far cheaper myself if I get a few customers. pishta68 at hotmail.com
Your DSC-F88 has problem with CCD Imager and needs to be replaced. Good news is Sony will replace it free of cost. Click Sony Official website to get further instructions. Hope this info will helpful for you.
DSLR camera was not made to be used as a point and shoot camera and you cant preview the shot before taking a picture. You are to use the eye piece to focus right. Also before taking a picture, push the exposure button just a little to let the camera focus right.