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My T7 has developed severe chromatic aberration

Hello, I've been using a DSC-T7 very happily for the last year, but it suddenly started getting a massive amount of chromatic aberration. Has anyone else experienced this? The colours seem to seperate most of the time now. Especially (but not exclusively) when I use the flash. I have not knocked it as far as I know (is it possible to misalign the sensors?)... or could it be humidity? Is there anyway to fix this? Many thanks, Sasson

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  • Sasson Mansoori Jun 19, 2006

    Thanks, unfortunately I bought this in Thailand, which made it cheaper, but does not have a world wide warranty! Doh! I will take it into a repair shop and see how much it would cost me.

    I have been very happy with this camera (up to the fault), true the flash is a little weak, but it has given excellent results apart from that and the size is fantastic. I us this as a second camera to my DSLR, so I'm not too worried about the arty night shots with this. :o)

    Thanks again,

  • Sasson Mansoori Jun 19, 2006

    Unfortunately the warranty specifically says Thailand only. I'll try and take it into a sony shop and see if they ask for it.

    If not I guess I'll have to buy another camera (the Olympus Stylus 720 SW has caught my eye just now!)


  • maisey Feb 20, 2008 halos around objects subjacent to light-intense areas (no flash) or shiney surfaces (flash).

    What is this all about???

  • Anonymous May 17, 2008

    Same problem here, and ran out of warranty.

    Probably not worth the money to fix it.

    Thanks all the same

  • ndugu Feb 13, 2009

    I seem to have the same problem, I see Jesus-like angels in every third picture: green halo and sides with a yellowish hue. I took pictures while skating the lake near my house in Holland. When I showewd them I was taken to a priest. Beautiful, weird, though unwanted colour-effects. Is it old age? (mine is under 33yrs, LOL).
    It seems not to be connected to flash. Anyone experienced a solution from Sony and to what cost?


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Not everyone is happy with this camera, though most are. It could be that your camera has developed a fault with the sensor, and I would suggest that you hurry and use the warranty if it's not over yet. One thing that users of this camera agree on, is that the flash is poor. It's range is very limitied, and the camera just isn't built for indoor/night shooting. If you have the subject within the flash range, which I would guess should be around 2 meters, then it should be ok, otherwise it's not known to give good results. If it gives poor results in full daylight, and the settings are default, then I would guess your camera developed a sensor problem. Good luck

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  • Anonymous Jun 19, 2006

    Expect a substancial fee. Does it matter you bought it in Thailand? I would think that Sony is Sony, is Sony, and they should cover it regardless of where you bought it.


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