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Konica Minolta DiMage Z5

My 3 year old DiMage Z5 has taken brilliant photos and wonderful video up to this point. Recently, I have seen a dark smudge in the upper right corner of the viewfinder which diminishes as I zoom in. This smudge translates to the photo. Can you give me an idea of what might be the problem, how to resolve it or where I can send the camera for repair if necessary? Thank!

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2008

    My dimage has exactly the same problem, what is the soloution.

  • l64m59 Mar 18, 2008

    camera flutters when initially turned on.Will take photos but the have a black circle in top right corner. Lori Thom

  • milera Apr 10, 2008

    my problems is same. so what should i do?
    should i send it for repair?

  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2008

    is thre a virus going around. Worked fine yesterday. today no light is reaching the eyepiece or screen. New batteries, if I take a picture it is DARK. and a direct shot to a light is just a glow of light.

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  • tam0159 Jul 14, 2008

    the right side of my screen shows a black curve. also as the camera turns on, it moves the screen back and forth (left and right) and clicks.

  • hendu204 Jul 30, 2008

    I have owned this camera for 3 years, great camera. Until recently when in the upper right hand corner a blackened area appears and also prints on the photos. I believe it is the shutter not opening fully. When you turn on the camera you hear a click when the shutter opens. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    optic zoom is not work

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Hi, I have the same black area in the corner of my shot, and 'fluttering' on turning the camera on. Have called Jessops and a local independent camera shop. Both have told me that Minolta have been bought by Sony, and as such, there is no support for the Minolta cameras, which is very poor. Also, the price of cameras has come down so much over the last few years, that it is cheaper to buy a replacement than to attempt to have it repaired. A Fuji Finepix S5700 was suggested by my independant shop...does a similar job to the Dimage and costs £99. I was quoted £125 to have the Dimage looked at by Jessops! It's a no-brainer for me, although very annoying as I love my Dimage.
Hope this helps a little.

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The odds are you have a broken spring in the anti-shake assembly which has allowed the lens unit to shift to one side. The smudge you are seeing is the edge of the lens housing and will have a slight rounded shape. As you zoom in, you are extending the lens past this area so it no longer shows.

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