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High color alteration on video capture on Sony DCR-HC42

Hello: I took my mini DV Sony DCR-HC42 video camera to the highlands of Bolivia (8000 ft) and then to te lowerlands (Amazon region) with relatively high humidity. Afterwards I noticed a high color alteration on video capture after just a couple of days there. Then I took the video camara to Bogota C9colombia) at an altitude of (5000 ft) and for a couple of minutes the color definition came back to normal. Can you suggest me what could be wrong with the camara and if it requires major repairs? Cordially, William

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Your right it have to repair now cause the ccd image sensor is malfunctioning already...go to the service center for replacing the sensor...

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