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Powershot S1 IS trouble shooting in images of lcd monitor

While opening the camera in shooting mode the picture in view finder and lcd monitor are hazy and not clear in auto mode. Zoom lever magnification is working.Some white patches are always found on lcd monitor or view finder. After shooting the photograph ,in playback mode the picture is also hazy wit white patch. Kindly try to solve the problem.

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Try playing back pictures you know were captured properly ( either with another properly working camera or with your camera before the problem with quality has appeared ). If the image is ok in playback but 'noisy' in capture mode then the CCD sensor is faulty /on its way out. Ask Canon if they repair CCD faults on this model free of charge.

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