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As artist, I'm looking for digital cameras that produce distortions on taken pictures, blur or bad colorisation. If you have one, I could buy it, give me your price.Thank you in advance firstname.lastname@example.org
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. 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. 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
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.
I assume that you have ruled out a bad LCD screen. The only time I have seen horizontal lines in the pictures, it was a prelude to the CCD sensor failing. Sounds like a CCD sensor problem.If the CCD sensor is causing the problem, it will get worse soon.Usually the next thing to happen is that the colors will shift toward pink. I suggest you phone Canon support and tell them the problem and that you suspect the CCD.Ask for a repair quote for a CCD replacement.If the product is under warranty Canon will repair it free of cost and also it will take care of the shipping fee.
According to many respected sources with far more expertise than myself, the symptoms you are describing also fall within the realm of Canon CCD failure. In Canon's Service Notice: CCD Image Sensor Advisory, they outline the most common symptoms (distorted images, LCD showing only a black screen, etc.). They have conveniently limited the description to the bare minimum. More symptoms of the failing CCD include: pictures appearing on LCD show up with severe color variations (pink-purplish or green tint), colored "streaks" or "lines" throughout pictures, and wavy distortions in image. Most of these symptoms include the color variations, but not always. The lines or waves can appear in any direction and with varying degrees of severity. Some LCDs do not go black, but turn totally purple. Here is a link to a very informative article that should clear up any questions you might have. Digital Camera Repair Blog If nothing else, call the Canon Customer Support Center at 1-800-828-4040. They will ask questions to identify whether or not you are having the same symptoms as described in the Product Advisory. I have been through this twice, and both times they were very nice and very helpful. Even if you don't qualify for the free repair, it didn't cost a thing to find out.
I hope this has been helpful.