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Vertical lines and purple artifacts when the camera is aimed at bright subjects

My camera's LCD displays vertical lines and purple artifacts when the camera is aimed at bright subjects or light sources. What causes this?

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Re: vertical lines and purple artifacts when the camera...

Current LCD display technology can reproduce about 300 different levels of brightness. Brightly lit scenes or light sources may exceed this brightness range, causing a temporary disruption (artifacts) in the live display. Artifacts are part of the display, but they are not part of your recorded image. If you take a picture while you see artifacts on the screen and then display the picture on the LCD, you will no longer see the artifacts.

Posted on Aug 29, 2005

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The camera may have moved when the picture was taken. Try steadily squeezing the button intead of a quick press.

2.Try using a tripod, this could fix the blurred images.

3. faster shutter speed will be needed if you need to hold the camera, and cannot use a tripod.

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