I have a 2.5 year old Nikon 5400. When I take a photo the image that appears on the camera's LCD has white vertial lines on it. When I download the photos on my computer the vertical white lines are still there ... so it does not appear to be a problem with the camera's LCD.
This problem occurs in the following settings:
However, the video function works fine.
When I view the image before I take the photo there are no white lines.
I'd really appreciate some help as I'm a little distraught at the prolems with my relatively new camera (it's warranty has expired).
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Yes, the colored vertical lines, this actually means that the screen is cracked internally..I know this is not something you will like to hear, because this is such a great unit, at the best there might be a loose connection, but i doubt this.
I always post a link where the use can download a updated soft copy of the manual whach can be used for future troubleshooting. Just click on the link below, where you will be directed to a page where you can download the manual.
defective image processor. use in continuous mode, but take only 1 shot. may not be expensive to fix. not user serviceable, and not something you can't live with if you can take images in cont mode. consider having it evaluated by the factory and getting a quote for repair if it bothers you not being able to shoot in single shot mode. nikon does seem to have more trouble than most in their non-premium products. good luck mark
I have contacted nikon servicing centre and they requested to see the camera, they didn't tell me what the fault was but they managed to fix it they charged me £ 190 but at least I have my camera back and is working fine...
This appears to be a well known CCD problem, which Nikon acknowledges only for the COOLPIX 3100, 5700 and SQ models.
Nikon denies the CCD problems on the 5400 are related, even though a Google search for this problem returns numerous results which claim the same defective Sony CCD sensor was used in the 5400 as was used in the 3100, 5700, and SQ models.
See this reference:
Don't rush to the store. CCD's in video cameras have it, My Coolpix has it. It has something to do with the way information is written to or read from an LCD or CCD. And although it looks bad, it's perfectly normal. Use an early days $50,000 broadcast CCD videocamera to record a person welding and you'll get a perfectly vertical white line in your image. But as you said: It's not in the actual image of the Coolpix (although I wouldn't know if it will show up when you make a picture of someone welding).