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Poor Resolution & distorted Quality of Picture

Hi, I am using Canon Power Shot A 85 Camera. Recently when I shoot the phot the pictures comes distorted i.e. vertical lines comes on the snap & it's not clear. I am not sure what to do & what may be the problem. Please help. !!!

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Re: Poor Resolution & distorted Quality of Picture

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 cameras warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:
Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110

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