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Center of picture is soft (out of focus)

I have reset my camera but still get images that are in focus on the outer edges with the center soft and grainy. i have reset the camera with still no change? i have a powershot SD600.

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  • paulc846 Jan 11, 2009

    thanks so much for your help. it was just a smudge!

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    how much does it cost to repair/replace the sensor?

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Paulc846,
There might just be a smudge or fingerprint on the lens, that's enough to cause that to happen to the center of an image. Get some lens cloth on a q-tip and try to gently wipe it clean. If the image is really grainy and the camera has recently been dropped the sensor is damaged. Let's hope for the smudge.
randy320sgi

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

  • Randy Wheatley
    Randy Wheatley Jan 14, 2009

    You are welcome, I'm glad that it wasn't worse.

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