My EX-Z60 had been working fine for a few months, but suddenly began showing ugly line noise in all still photos taken. I've tried resetting to factory defaults, swapping out the memory card and battery (as well as taking photos using the native camera memory), all with no luck. Movies taken don't have the problem. Has anyone else experienced anything similar? I see that there's a firmware upgrade (1.01), out of desperation I will probably try that.
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No, it is not caused by settings. Probably CCD sensor is bad. !!! Check if there is possibility of free of charge repair !!! Many models are repaired free with CCD broken, even warranty time is passed.
Unfortunately the lens shutter mechanism isn't working properly. If a picture is taken in bright light, I'm guessing the photo is way over exposed? The best solution is to replace it with a good, used lens assembly.
It appears this problem is due a failing CCD device in many brand cameras. All the manufactures use the same source(s). I have not persued Casio as yet, but other companies are offering a recall to replace the CCD for free. I plan to use this approach with Casio. Search the web for "failing CCD in digital camera", it describes exactly what we are observing.
Might be worth flicking through all the settings menus for a few minutes - look in particular to see if you've got it out of Auto into Manual Exposure, or if somebody has accidentally selected a "brighten everything up by a couple of stops" mode.
The shutter is stuck. The electronic "noise" created by the solenoid trying to move the shutter blades causes the lines on your pictures. The bright outdoor pictures is due to the fact that the shutter is jammed open.
You can try tapping the camera on the sides and bottom. This may jar the baldes loose. Failing that, you will have to find a shop that can obtain a replacement lens assembly for your camera.
Do the pictures have lines across them as well as being blurry?
If you see the lines then your shutter is stuck open and it will require repair. The shutter has to close for the image sensor to properly record the image.
If they have no abnormal lines on them, are they "out of focus" blurry or is it more of a streaked motion blur kind of thing?
If you do need to get the camera repaired you should check with your manufacturer for any recalls or technical bulletins, and see if they will service your camera under warranty. If not there are a number of repair facilitys available on the internet who generally have better rates than out-of-warranty service at the factory.
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