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Pictures with areas of color distortion

The photos have areas where it looks like the camera did not record the informatin correctly. See photos for example. The photo looks great except in those areas. Thanks for the help. Chris

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I know this is an old post, but this sounds like a defective CCD imager. If so, Sony should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following link for more info: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/sony-konica-minolta-cameras.html
Applicable cameras include:
Cyber-shot DSC-F717, F88, P10, M1, P12, P2, P31, P32, P51, P52, P7, P71, P72, P8, P92, T1, T11, T3, T33, U10, U20, U30, U40, U50, U60, V1

CD Mavica MVC-CD250, CD400, CD500, and FD Mavica MVC-FD100, FD200

Posted on Nov 23, 2007

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