My camera worked fine last time I used it, but now all of the images are appearing in "hyper color" and reacting strangely to the light. I've taken it off any settings that might be causing this.....HELP!
I have the same problem with my f828, the white vertical lines and reverse negative art effects, but with mine its only when i zoom into a subjct. if the subject has dark colours i get the negative effect , but if it has lighter colours i get a white picture :). any suggestions to try before chucking it out and buying a new one ?
I have same problem, however it's strange that it works fine under zoom, when using flash, so i find hard to believe that sensor is faulty, when it makes perfect pictures with flash shooting in normal daylight.
I was for years loyal customer of Sony mainly because of quality, but when you face throwing away 1000+ euros just after waranty expires,...
Well my advice to all of you is buy cheaper products from other brands, because Sony is just expensive same instant mercentise like everything else.
I have the same problems, only when ZOOMING. Seems that the cam has a limit on shooted photo's. I've taken a 10.000 or more. Tried firmware updates and nothing helped. The mail to Sony from me was never answered by them. This cam, their DARK ANGEL, I bought it 3 years ago for EUR 1300... Sorry, but when I read the other people with the same problems, NO SONY NEXT TIME. EVEN NO ALPHA!
The vertical streaking in the viewfinder is mentioned in the user manual and is described as the "Smear Phenomenom". No information is given as to what causes it and why.
The blue tint on some pictures appears to be a matter related to the sensor initialisation.
I have just taken 250+ pictures today and all have come out OK apart from two which were blue-tinged. The F717 which also have does not exhibit any of these faults, and also has the original CCD sensor, although a DSC-V1 that we have has successfully been repaired by Sony under the recall programme (program)
Here is again. We have the same problem on F828 like three years ago with F717. The CCD faliure is a biggest problem on Sony cameras. I am pretty sure there will be recall again on the F828 CCD imager.
My F828 is starting to do the same thing. Vertical white lines through the image and now I am getting a reverse negative art effect. Everytime I take a picture my image is all black with neon highlights around the edges. I called Sony and they said the same thing as the above comment. Send Sony $291.00 along with the camera. After hearing how long it takes I think I will invesr in a new camera, a cannon.
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Re: Images appear in hyper-color
What I believe is going on is your LCD screen has probably been damaged. When this happens the screen has a rainbow effect to it. If this is the case the only way to fix it is to have the LCD screen replaced by an authorized service technician. This repair is often more expensive than the value of the camera, but this camera is a very nice camera and easily could be cost effective to have repaired.
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If the colors are washed out on the LCD screen but appear OK on your computer, the problem is likely with the LCD itself.
If the color is washed out in both the LCD screen and on your computer, you can try adjusting menu settings to intensify the color on the images. Also, you might want to reset the camera to its default settings. I can do that on my D-90 by simultaneously holding down the "AF" and "+/-" buttons on the top right hand side of the camera. Holding down those buttons for about ten seconds will restore the default settings.
If these steps don't help, return the camera to the seller for a replacement.
Hi there: Some symptoms of a defective CCD include distorted images or abnormal colors, scratchy purple lines, blank or black pictures, and/or black videos with good sound being recorded on the camera's flash card.
A CCD problem would explain the lines on your pictures and the lines on the LCD (since the CCD is used to feed the live image). CCD (Charge Coupled Device) is one of the two main types of image sensors used in digital cameras.
When a picture is taken, the CCD is struck by light coming through the camera's lens. Each of the thousands or millions of tiny pixels that make up the CCD convert this light into electrons. The number of electrons, usually described as the pixel's accumulated charge, is measured, then converted to a digital value. This last step occurs outside the CCD, in a camera component called an analog-to-digital converter. In order to correct this issue, the repair facility needs to replace the CCD. This is not something you may do on your own; check this article for additional details:Bad CCDs. This, isn't a good new, but hope helps to solve it. Hope this helps; also keep in mind that your feedback is important and I`ll appreciate your time and consideration if you leave some testimonial comment about this answer.
symptoms of a defective CCD
include distorted images or abnormal colors, scratchy purple lines,
blank or black pictures, and/or black videos with good sound being
recorded on the camera's flash card. A
problem has been discovered in some of the CCDs used in Panasonic, Fuji, Sony and Canon digital
camera and digital video camera products that causes images to appear
distorted or not to appear at all. And the says apologize for the considerable
inconvenience this represents for your customers. Along with our
respectful apology, we would like to advise our customers of the details
of this issue and our policy for handling it, which are as follows.
The Malfunction: Among
the CCDs used in the affected products listed above, it has been
confirmed that, especially under high-temperature/high-humidity
environments, the internal wiring may come undone in some places.
this defect occurs, the signal is not output from the CCD correctly
when in shooting mode, which results in symptoms like the following in
captured images. These symptoms can be confirmed on the LCD monitor. The
same symptoms may also occur in recorded images: * images do not appear * images appear distorted
In order to correct this issue, the repair facility needs to replace the CCD. This is not something you may do on your own; this, isn't a good new, but hope helps to solve it.
It appears the CCD image sensor is going bad. Both these cameras are specified in Canon's technical notice regarding this issue. If Canon determines that this is the problem (and almost certainly it is), they will repair your cameras at no cost, regardless of warranty status. If you're not in the US, contact your regional Canon service facility.
Selecting the "format" option in the menu will wipe off your images. basically it reformats the memory card.
I would get a card reader, if you havent done so already. I worked with a student today & for some reason we couldn't transfer images from his camera directly to computer via usb + we were getting some error messages when trying to do so.
So, I ended up taking his memory card out & used a memory card reader to transfer the images to 'puter and it worked fine.
As is common in many compact digital cameras where the built-in flash is very close to the lens strange reflections can appear in images under certain conditions.
Particulate matter in the air in front of the lens (between the camera and subject) such as water vapor (as in a cloudy day), smoke, dust or other items can reflect light directly into the lens causing neutral colored white/grey semi-transparent spots to appear in the image.
In extreme examples there may be many of these spots in an image or there may be only one per image. Also, since these spots are completely random they will move or disappear from image to image. For example, if two images are shot consecutively with the same camera settings one image may have spots while the other is clean.
To avoid these spots:
When possible, avoid photographing in smoky, dust, or cloudy areas
Do not use the camera's flash in locations such as above
Use an external Speedlight flash if a flash is needed
Review images on the camera and re-shoot if spots are visible
Cleaning the lens will not have an effect on these spots, as the particles that cause this are not on the lens itself.