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Images appear in hyper-color

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!

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  • sarabell May 01, 2008

    If the problem is the LCD screen, would the photos still appear distorted when they are uploaded to my computer? 

  • Anonymous May 16, 2008

    My 828 started with lines in the photos and then hyper colors and then nothing in the view finder.. Would do photos that looked like they were taken under water when it did work. Called Sony and they said send us your camera and credit card and for 350 bucks we might fix it. This was after two months of trying to talk to their Customer Service . Emails didn't do any good.
    Solution was toss the camera and bought a Canon.

  • Boubker Badr Dec 16, 2008

    Here is a picture taken with my camera where colors seems "scrambled" ! absolutly no mods on picture (except resize for posting).
    Where can it come from ? all settings are standard and other shots are just fine !!!
    please help...

  • Miha Keg Jan 26, 2009

    I have same problem with my Sony DSC-F828, under zoom corrupt picture if flash is on good picture. My camera is 3 years old and it costed a lot, too much to be broken after 3 years.
    Suggest everyone to buy cheaper brands, while Sony is nothing better then the rest (just costs more).
    Another ex-sony fan.



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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 ?

Posted on Aug 29, 2008


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.

B.R. Ex-Sony fan.

Posted on Nov 04, 2008


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!

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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)


Posted on Aug 21, 2008

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.

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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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Hey sarabell,
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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