Question about Cameras
When you say that you are having mosaic problems you are actually referring to pixelation. That means the video is showing what appears to be loss of detail that is replaced by the appearance of little boxes. The problem that you describe is common on mini DV. The camera has two issues with this format. One is the camera does not do well in low light because of the attempt at high resolution, The other is that the digital signal shows a lot of artifact from the processes and dimensions that DV is attempting to gain. Sorry about that.
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Sounds like a sensor problem. I recently called Sony with a similar problem for my own mini DV cam. They will give you a repair cost estimate and tell you how to send it to the company for repairs. They are also refurbishing my cam, besides replacing lens and sensors. It's worth the cost to avoid having to purchase a new camera. I have 7 or 8 Sony DV cams for my media business, and this is the only time sending one in for repairs.
The number as listed on the Sony website: Priority Service Line (for U.S. only): 239-768-7547. Once you wade through the maze of recorded menu options, and get to Camcorder Repair service department, they will help you very efficiently.
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This is usually caused by a defective CCD image sensor and can be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.
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