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Funny colored display in bright light

As long as I take pictures indoors everything is fine. When I try to take pictures out of doors or in brightly lit areas, the display and pictures come out a negative color (kinda reddish). I thought I might have selected a setting by accident so I reset everything back to the factory defaults. No change. I tried a new memory card as well. It makes no difference which mode it is on.

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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
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