I use a Fuji E900 digital camera and have been getting pictures which are too white when I am sure that I took them in good light outdoor conditions (often in bright sunlight,sometimes under bright although grey skies).
Moreover, I often get pictures with many lines across them, as if the photo was taken from behind a Venetian blind!
I would also like to know the difference between Programmed Auto and Auto. I am under the impression that Auto is the mode that sets aperture and speed automatically.
The handbook says about Programmed Auto (I quote): This is an automatic mode to specify the settings except for the shutter speed and aperture setting.
My question: If the Programmed Auto does not set speed and aperture, then what does it do?! And how does this mode differ from Auto then?
The mind boggles, particularly in the case of a 68-year-old baffled by modern technology! That's me and I am here expressing my gratitude to anyone who will care to help me.
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Re: White pictures and lines across pictures
Try this to isolate the problem.
Switch on the camera in auto and put it into full optical zoom. Now turn the camera to face you and angle it so that you can see into the lens without reflection. On full zoom the internal lens will be right up to the outer lens. Now press the button to take a picture. You should be able to see the shutter cover the inside lens and then open again. Did it completely cover the lens? It should do. If not then you will get an over exposed picture or a picture with lines across it.
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6 weeks after emailing them about this problem with my E900 camera Fuji finally emailed me back to suggest I send the camera in for repair along with the proof of purchase (the camera is now out of warranty). I have decided to give up with Fuji (the repair would cost around £100) and am sorely tempted by the Panasonic Lumix TZ5 as it has a wide-angle lens. I wouldn't have minded so much if Fuji had got back to me quicker but 6 weeks seems pretty poor to me.
The camera is overexposing; that's why the pictures are washed out or have lines across them as if they were taken from behind a Venetian blind.
Solution: if the camera is still covered by guarantee, Fuji will exchange it free of charge. If not, you'll have to pay for having the shutter replaced by a new one. This does not come cheap.
Im have the SAME EXACT problem with my E900. It appeared suddenly after one year of use (just a few weeks after the warranty expired). And after searching the net, it seems many have had the same problem with this and model E550. It's not you. It's the camera. It has nothing to do with the settings or the modes. My next step is to contact Fuji over the phone and see what they suggest. Good luck with it.
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Try the video function.
If this works fine then it is most probably the shutter sticking.
To confirm the shutter is sticking turn the camera on, put the zoom to full optical and turn it to face you so you can see into the lens. Watch the inner part of the lens when you take a picture. You should see the shutter fire across the lens. Lines on pictures or over exposed pictures are caused by gaps in the shutter or the shutter failing to fire altogether.
Moisture residue on the shutter leafs is the common cause for this problem.
Some people on here have their own views about what causes lines on photo's. Someone even said digital cameras do not have a shutter and problems were due to software issues....
I have dealt with 100's of different models, including Fuji's E900 and always have found moisture residue to be the cause.
This is a common enough problem, and repairable if you have the patients and aptitude, with digital cameras.
You will probably find that video is un affected. This is the one clue as to your problem of white lines or over exposed pictures. The video function does not use the shutter.
I have pictures of how to clean the shutter on an E900 If you wish to try your self. My email is listed on my tips page of my profile under "THE ONLY WAY I KNOW HOW" but please remember it is not a quick or easy task to do.
Does these pictures have the lines when you transfer them to a computer? If so,, than it is likely a capacitor needs to be changed out which is causing the interference. If it does not show up when you transfer them, than it may just be the review program on the camera.
shutter problem. put camera into full optical zoom, turn it to face you and angle it so that you can see into the lens without reflection. In full zoom the internal lens is right up to the outer lens so, even on a small lens such as this, when you press the picture button you should see the shutter close across fully. If it does not you will get either an over exposed or complete white out picture. Or lines across your pictures.
The shutter needs to be cleaned. There is grease in the camera for the moving parts and is probable that this is the cause for the error.
I have found this to be the case for fuji's E900, E550, F40fd, F470, F460, and a few samsung's as well.
Lines across your pictures could indicate that the sensor is damaged. If your camera is still under warranty get it back to Fuji asap, otherwise get it to a repair service and ask for a quote to repair. As far as i know fuji have a fixed price to repair each camera model.
The support desk at Fujifilm got me to insert new batteries (rechargables) and try again. The batteries did not die but in the viewer, the picture is very bright (white) and has close horizonal lines running across the picturere. They want me to send it in by registered post (cost to me), only give a quote after inspecting it - which is far enough, but if I don't go ahead with the repairs, it will cost me $40 to get the camera back (as if it would be any good to me). Their web site states that the average repair is about $120, but it could be lots more. When I paid nearly $700 for the thing I expected it to last more than just over a year.
I rang several camera repairers who all told me that the only place that can repapir Fujifilm is Fuji themselves. This is not good and I won't be buying another Fujifilm again.
i'm having the same prob...i saw another forum where they were all having this and they all said to fix it you'd need to call up fuji help, but the number i found in my manual is an unnasigned number!!!! wtf
I also have the same problem! I absolutely love this camera but suddenly out of the blue I have stripy lines on the screen that look like you are looking through a venetian blind. I have contacted Fuji but they say it will cost £99 to repair or have offered £50 discount on any other camera. I just want my F460 working ok. Please, please can anyone help us?