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Image in viewfinder reversed left to right

The image in the small view finder on my canon S3is is reversed left to right, this is the case for viewing captured images and when viewing before taking pics.

The view in the main screen is fine.

The camera is just over a year old and the fault has just appeared today.

Any ideas?

Chris

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Sounds a bit like the sensor (a gravity-based device) is stuck or broken... so it thinks you are permanently holding the camera upside down.

If you have the cash, it could be repaired, but it's probably not worth it.

I'd be more inclinded to give it a tap with a pen on the side of the screen (not on the screen). Tap harder and harder... until it either works again or is more broken. Cause it's cheaper to buy a new one anyway, what's the harm?

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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Is there a setting for "mirror"? if so turn it off

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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    Kenneth Keaton Feb 23, 2008

    sorry that didn't help,.. I did dig this up on the Canon S3IS :

    Reverse Disp.: Designates whether images are displayed in reverse when the LCD monitor is open and tilted 180 degrees.

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