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Vertical Smears (bands)

Mine is an EX-Z500 and I have the same problem of vertical smears showing only on the PC monitor. What is shown on the LCD is a very bright image than what was taken. I have reset to factory defaults but nothing has happened. I am still using the same original ver. 1.0 firmware.

I think I have had my camera for over a year now. My last camera was an Olympus but before that was a Casio. I was happier with my 1st Casio so I decided to buy another one after trying the Olympus.

Appreciate all the help. Thank you.

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Re: Vertical Smears (bands)

Your camera sensor is busted, or at least the chip that detects white balance. It is a common result of mishandling or pointing the lens at a very bright light like the sun. If you have the product warranty then have it replaced. If not bring it to a camera technician and have the faulty electronics repaired...

White bands and very white exposure is the common result of a faulty white balance or auto exposure function of your camera that went bust.

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