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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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Re: Bad image

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 ).9336fd3.jpg

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Hello! Bought image appears on screen...battery seems charged...all settings available...bad CCD?

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My canon eos 100D wont's show the image on the screen. it will take the picture when looking through the view finder, but i would like it to appear on the screen. pleae help

Unlike compact point and shoot cameras, Canon's range of EOS D-SLRs don't have the LCDs stay on all the time. The design of the SLR camera involves a mirror in front of the sensor. The mirror in its normal position inhibits the image to be captured by the image sensor. When you shoot, the mirror flips up for a split second and back to its rest position.

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Page 140 of your manual "Bracketing Programs" . This camera seems only to be able to do a 3 frame bracket. Normal , Over , and Under exposure. Set the auto bracket to (3) frames, set a 2.0 bracketing increment the order is not really that important. Normal however should be your first frame shot. Make sure that only the speed changes in the different exposures not the aperture this would lead to de-focused images. One you have the three images you will have to bring them into ©Photoshop or ©Photomatrix Pro to create your HDR file. The camera will not create this HDR on its own. there are plenty of HDR tutorials on YouTube. Use a tripod ond a cable relaes when you are shooting in order to reduce movement in you images.

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Well, stupid me, I didn't realize there is a diopter adjustment button directly to the right of the viewfinder. I would NEVER have known it was there, but after asking my photo-nerd friends all of a sudden the solution was apparent. Still a wasted day of shooting, but hey now I don't have to look like an idiot taking my camera somewhere to be serviced!

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Cannot preview shots in lcd with new Canon Rebel xs 1000d

There are two modes to the XS's Live View system, selectable via Custom Function 7. Live View is disabled by default, by the way, so you'll need to find this menu item in Settings Menu 2 to turn it on. The two options are called Quick and Live modes. Quick mode works as most Live View modes do, dropping the mirror when you press the AE-Lock button (marked with an asterisk) to use the conventional phase-detect autofocus system. This temporarily blacks out the Live View image, which makes it impossible to know that you're still framing the subject and holding your AF point in the proper place.
That's why they added the second mode, which they call Live, but is better described as contrast-detect autofocus. This works just like a digicam, reading the image from the imaging sensor while adjusting the lens for the setting that produces the most contrast in the image. A small square appears in the center of the image area, and you can move it around with the cross keys. Just like Quick mode, unfortunately, you have to press the AE-Lock button first until you hear the focus confirmation beep, then press the shutter button to fire. It's a little slower at times than phase-detect mode, but it gets the job done. Live mode is really better for tripod work, where you can place the AF area right where you want it and confirm focus onscreen.
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upper right of camera back side is bracket with 3 dots [---], press and change to center point for accurate focus ... also in tripod shooting, you can set a delay (timer) for 2 seconds to make sure that the camera is still while shooting

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DSLR camera was not made to be used as a point and shoot camera and you cant preview the shot before taking a picture. You are to use the eye piece to focus right. Also before taking a picture, push the exposure button just a little to let the camera focus right.

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I wouldn't blame your wife's grandfather. This 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:

Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 200a/300a/400/450/500

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Its possible that there is a CCD issue with your camera. I've been reading more and more people are having CCD issues with the S1-IS. The CCD is the part of the camera that captures the image, and usually they distort or do some funky things with the pictures. Its entirely possible they would knock something out of focus.

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