I have a Minolta Dimage 7 camera. For no apparent reason or cause the image as viewed in the TFT screen and the view finder suddenly does not show anything like the object. The picture is hazy and shakes with some horizontal dark lines appearing in a wavy fashion and then disappear. The image appears more like the histogram depiction in the entire field. All other alphanumeric figures as they need to be displayed are clear and steady and show no flaw. The same happens when the camera is selected in the movie mode. The memory card displays recorded pictures satisfactorily. I went through the troubleshooting part of the manual and went through the manual focussing procedure to get a sharp picture with little luck.
Is it a problem with the CCD part of the camera or is it that some settings have gone awfully wrong (kids at home could have done that). Please help me through this crisis.
Thanks a lot
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well perhaps you forgot to switch it to the playback mode (red switch on the power ) in the record mode you have to choose between lcd and viewfinder . further more it is possible to switch the display off .
the camera needs enough power i reccommend 2500 NIMH
I disagree it is a CCD problem. Turn the camera on and observe the diaphram in the lens to see if it opens. If it opens you should see the CCD under a strong light. If not then the problem is with the shutter that allows live view. This model and also Minolta E500 and Vivitar all use the same chassis and all have this shutter problem. I still haven't figured out how to fix it though.
Ah that's a shame! But here's the dealio - fo'get about it. Er, well unless your a camera tech sort of person. In which case, you can prolly buy the display directly from Konica.
But my experience has been -for even the smallest part- you can buy a new digital camera for what they're going to charge you for the part. Especially the lcd.
Actually, I hardly use my lcd screen anyway. I prefer using the viewfinder. Using the lcd as the view finder makes you hold the camera way out and increases your chances for blurry photos.
There are two display modes newly added for the DiMAGE 7i, grid and scale.
The grid mode is to show a grid over the entire screen. This makes it easy to align the camera to objects vertically or horizontally. In the scale display mode, horizontal and vertical lines cross at the image center to divide the view to four sections, and each axis is scaled. This function is useful for close-up photography.
The grid or scale on display is not recorded.
Taken from the DiMAGE 7 Upgrade Software Installation Pamphlet…
Power Supply during Update:
When performing the software update, please use a set of fully charged NI-MH (nickel hydrogen) batteries or the AC Adapter AC-1L or AC-2L (sold separately). When using the AC Adapter, be sure not to inadvertently disconnect the camera during the software updating procedure, otherwise the camera may be permanently damaged.
Amendment to the DiMAGE 7 Upgrade Software manual…
(Located on an insertion card within Upgrade Kit and Upgrade Firmware boxes)
For Windows XP users:
Do not copy the dsc.app and ram.bin files directly from the CD-ROM to the CF card or the upgrade will not be executed correctly. First copy these two files onto the computer’s hard drive or desktop, and then copy them into the CF card.
When the camera is turned to the playback mode, the no-image message appears and the images taken before the upgrade are not displayed. These images were placed in a folder with names ending in MLT03, the upgraded camera places images in folders ending in MLT14, see CompactFlash card folder organization in the DiMAGE 7 manual. To view images taken before the upgrade, select the appropriate folder in the custom 1 section of the setup menu. Refer to DiMAGE 7 manual for a description of this function.
When using autofocus with the wide focus frame, the live image may freeze for an instant as the AF system determines the focus. This is because autofocus speed is increased
It is possible to view images in the camera on your television. This camera has a video-out terminal, which allows you to connect the camera to your television using the standard DiMAGE 5 Video Cable. The DiMAGE 5 can be set to either NTSC or PAL, depending on the broadcast system used.