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Image quality My camera is not working. Whenever I turn it on and attempt to take a picture, there is a discolored, distorted image. The colors all seem to be in a pinkish, redish pastel, with a running, watery look. The batteries are fully charged. If I take the picture, the "prints" displayed when I plug it in, look the same way.

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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 camera's warranty status. Please check this link 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 30/30a/200a/300a/D320/400/ 450/500

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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