We have had our DX7440 for a few years now, and it has been great. Also, we got it for free from a relative, so I do not mind screwing around with the innards to fix this.
What was once a great picture form the lens has now become blurry, squashed, and distorted. According to the Kodak website, it is a lens issue, and needs a repair, which would run us about $150 - or the cost of a new, better camera.
Is there any chance I could crack the camera open and repair this myself? Is it a broken part, or just something out of alignment?
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Re: DX7440 messed up lens blurry distorted
You can only find out by opening the camera Then you will not be able to get it repaired Chances are it will not be repairable any way because of age. So go for the New one. Then open the old one - you get lucky you may just figure how to fix it - but dont hold your breath Then if you are lucky you will have two cameras Now beat that
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If your images suddenly start looking blurry or distorted, try holding your camera up to the light. If your lens looks dirty, foggy or greasy, try applying lens solution with a lint-free cloth . Move the cloth in a circular motion until the lens dries. Do not apply lens-cleaning solution directly to the lens.
If your images are still blurry, check your shooting mode. If you are shooting closeups, make sure you are using the "closeup" mode. Try to get within 2 feet of your subject before you shoot the picture. images can look more blurry when you are a long way from your subject
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if the videos that you are taking are blurry, this can be related to a wrong configuration or screen issue or lens issue. here is how to diagnose the issue:
1. first you can start by doind a reset factory of your camcorder, this can be done from the camera menu.
2. if after reset the problem persist, you will need to check if it's related to the screen or no. you can check that by transferring the videos to your computer and play them from there. if they are blurry even on your computer. that means it's not related to the screen.
3. Try to take videos in different places with different conditions (dark place, in public place during the day with natural light, indoor with light ...) if they are all blurry in all places, that means it's related to the lens.
4. In this case, you can try to clean the lens with a Microfiber tissue and see if this will help. otherwise the lens is broken and needs a repair and in this case i hope that the camera is still under warranty.
Take a few pictures with the camera on a tripod or a firm surface. Are they still blurry? Are you pressing the shutter button halfway to allow the camera to lock in the focus before pressing the rest of the way? Have someone watch while you take a picture...do you move when pressing the shutter?
It is a common, but in most cases intermittent problem with many cameras regardless of brand/model. I also own Kodak DX7440 since late 2004, and I had this problem twice, in 2007 and 2008. First suggestion: fully recharge the battery, it helped me the first time. Second: play with the lens cover, that is try to open/close it with the camera on/off. With me, in 5 min of these attempts, it suddenly fixed itself and stays this way for one month now. Another suggestion: dont use a toothpick, since it can scratch the lens. Use a q-tip, and to avoid cotton threads sticking to lens, wet the q-tip and let it dry.
the filter near at the ccd lens has being damage that way is blurry...there a switch inside at the lens of the camera try to switch it...in other model the switch is equivalent to night mode... it should be sharp when you switch it if nothing happen the ccd image sensor is the problem