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Bad image Hello to you all... My S1 IS from one moment to another has shown a problem... I can point e focus normally but after de shoot the preview is very BAD and the image saved is the same of the previewd one... The pictures have real bad resolution and light and many strips with rainbow colored edges... Some people told me something about the shutter curtain or something like that... It makes any sense?

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This is  a CCD sensor problem and you will have to have it replaced by Canon. You are in luck, though, because Canon will repair this fault free of charge ( see enclosed pic of a ccd sensor from a Canon camera ).Bad image - 9336fd3.jpg

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