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Image distortion I am having trouble when I download pictures onto my computer. The images look fine on LCD but once downloaded have either distorted color (streaks of green or other colors) or they have lines running through which make the images not aligned correctly. Each time I download pictures from the camera a greater quantity of pictures seem to be distorted and corrupted.

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Faulty CCD

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Image on viewfinder is very distorted and saturated. Image seems to be fine when I download them. I checked all settings and replaced CF card with no luck. Is this the sensor?

If the pics are fine when you download them, then the sensor is fine. The distortion is more likely a screen problem. Sometimes a small crack in a corner will cause such a problem.

Oct 13, 2011 | Canon EOS-5D Digital Camera

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I have a blurry image distortion in the center of the picture only- everything else looks fine- a solution to my problem?


is the central of lcd divice bumped ?

1-are your lcd device show the correct image without any blur before taking the image ?

2- or this blur shown after taking the picture ?

for the first : your device lens should be clean through inner side.

for the second : the lcd should be checked , since the center of lcd may be bumped.

please let me know your checking result.

good luck


Jun 14, 2011 | Nikon Coolpix 4600 Digital Camera

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The display is distorted but the lens operates properly.

Does the distortion affect the pictures too? I mean do you see the distortions on the pictures when you transfer them to the computer? Please answer this question as it is important to determine whether its an image sensor fault or a problem with the screen itself

Feb 09, 2011 | Nikon Coolpix S220 - Aqua Green 2.5" LCD...

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Picture is distorted during taking a picture

Is this on the LCD screen only or on the pictures as well?

If it's on the LCD only your camera is in need of a repair.

If on both.
Please also try to upload new firmware: I doubt that it will solve the issue, but the alternative is a repair.

Connect the camera with the computer.
Turn the camera on.
Click onto the link and follow the instructions.

Jan 25, 2010 | Kodak EasyShare C533 Digital Camera

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Sony DSC-t33 lcd monitor is distorted.Pictures

It's a faulty CCD imager - a very common problem with the T33 - the imager has to be replaced. You can buy it from and replace the CCD yourself (ask seller the instructions).


Oct 10, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T33 Digital Camera

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Imags have colur disfiguration

If the pictures look normal when viewing them on the camera but have this color distortion afer downloading them to the computer it sounds like they are getting corrupted during the transfer. Try a different USB cable if you can or try downloading them to a different computer to see if the problem persists and if the same images are displaying the same problems.

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May 28, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera

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LCD image is greyscale and distorted image vertically

If the LCD and pictures are both bad, the CCD is most likely going south. It is an expensive repair via SONY but I may start doing these far cheaper myself if I get a few customers. pishta68 at

Jan 25, 2009 | Konica Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi Digital Camera

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Camera showing/taking distorted images

According to many respected sources with far more expertise than myself, the symptoms you are describing also fall within the realm of Canon CCD failure. In Canon's Service Notice: CCD Image Sensor Advisory, they outline the most common symptoms (distorted images, LCD showing only a black screen, etc.). They have conveniently limited the description to the bare minimum. More symptoms of the failing CCD include: pictures appearing on LCD show up with severe color variations (pink-purplish or green tint), colored "streaks" or "lines" throughout pictures, and wavy distortions in image. Most of these symptoms include the color variations, but not always. The lines or waves can appear in any direction and with varying degrees of severity. Some LCDs do not go black, but turn totally purple. Here is a link to a very informative article that should clear up any questions you might have.
Digital Camera Repair Blog

If nothing else, call the Canon Customer Support Center at 1-800-828-4040. They will ask questions to identify whether or not you are having the same symptoms as described in the Product Advisory. I have been through this twice, and both times they were very nice and very helpful. Even if you don't qualify for the free repair, it didn't cost a thing to find out.
I hope this has been helpful.

Nov 20, 2007 | Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

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Distorted color on image

You might have "color filter" settings. Turn the digital filters off. Here is what manual at p72 says. "You can take pictures using digital filters. The filters consist of color filters such as red, blue and green, a soft filter that produces a fuzzy effect. Color filters Eight colors, black-and-white, sepia, red, pink, violet, blue, green and yellow, are provided for the color filters. When you select a color filter in the Digital Filter mode, the display on the LCD monitor is filtered with the selected color, and the pictures are taken in that color."

Mar 20, 2007 | Pentax Optio 555 Digital Camera

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