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Pictures have a red cast in the background.

Camera was working fine until Christmas 2008. All the pictures taken have a reddish color in the background. I reviewed my manual and could not locate anything that addresses this problem. Typically I use the AF setting. Any guidance to correct this problem would be appreciated. Thank You! Canon Power Shot S1 IS - 3.2 mega pixels - 10 x optical zoom.

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  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    I have the same reddish/purple haze with fine streaks and distortion on the brittest areas of the image as if the camera was moved. Also random burred pictures. This all started at the same time in December 08.

  • ruphskunk May 01, 2009

    I have the same problem. I followed solution #1 and called Canon. They are going to fix it for free. This is awesome!

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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819

Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 200a/300a/400/450/500

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