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Digital Lines in my photos

Hi I have just encontered a promblem in my Nikon Coolpix 8700, It is a 3 year old camera and have been using it very regularly without any problem. 2 days ago I just grabbed it to snap some shots as usuall and the result was very worrying, as I previewed the image in the LCD or viewfinder  a lot of yellow / blu thicj lines appeared horizontally, I tried changeing the settings and even reset the camer, but nothing. I even changed the card but still... when I downloaded the images to my pc as I thought it was the LCD (which shouldn't as the lines appear only on playback mode). when viiwing the photos on my PC the thick yellow/ blue lines look very faint and thin white  lines.


As i kept experimenting I found out that this problem only appears when taking wide  angle photos when I zoom in  the problem does not happen any more, so I guess it is a lens problem.


can somebody please help.

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I have contacted nikon servicing centre and they requested to see the camera, they didn't tell me what the fault was but they managed to fix it they charged me £ 190 but at least I have my camera back and is working fine...

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Thanks for your support.
I solved my problem by dumping my Nikon Cool Pix 8700 and I bought another camera and It will never be NIKON for me again!
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Best warmest regards from the Caribbean islands of St Kitts&Nevis,

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