I've had this camera for a few years, bought it brand new. I have taken thousands of pictures..so if it is broken..then I guess I can't complain too much!
But, when I take still pictures, the LCD shows everything in full color and focus when I'm taking the picture. however, when I flip the button down to review the picture or upload them ..the pictures are white with lines running through the entire picture. A little background a week ago, the pictures would have a very heavy green hue to them until I'd taken about 5 pictures, then they would begin looking normal. now..when I take video or set the flash to multiburst...the color comes out normal! I'm lost..HELP!
Check out my posting: http://www.fixya.com/support/t154300-intermittent_green_tinted_pictures_both
I think we've got the same problem, and here's the best response that I've gotten so far:
Hey...I am having the same problem and I found this link, apparently there is a recall for this problem
basically call 1-866-703-7669
Comment by nichole24, posted on Aug 25, 2007
Wanted to add that I called the # and Sony emailed me a Prepaid shipping label to UPS the camera to them and said they will have it fixed and returned to me within 7 business days.
I know you posted this problem in June..but I wanted to post this in case anyone else reads this b/c they're experiencing the samething!
My DSC-T1 has the same problem. The LCD can display image correctly though the color is slightly pink or blue. The problem is, when I review the picture I can only see a white one, just like an overexposure picture. The picture won't get better after it is upload to a computer. I wonder if it is due to the CCD/LCD problem and Sony will fix this for free? Considering that I paid about 500 dollars for this product, I feel that I have been robbed.
My camera has the same problem, but Sony denied that the problem is due to the CCD sensor, and suggested to have the Lens Assembly replaced instead, which cost almost $400. The images taken with the camera are exactly the same as those with the CCD sensor problems. Could it be really the Lens Assembly hardware problem, or Sony is trying to get me pay for the repairing? They should offer free repairs.
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To avoid to much guessing, I think you should try to reset the camera. How to do that is on page 24 and 25 of the manual. With this you exclude things that can go wrong, because of a wrong scene setting or white balance or whatever. After you did the reset in the shooting mode, everything is in automatic again. Then again try to shoot a picture.
It could be the display is giving up. after a few years you can't expect it would work as new. So even if you still see lines on the display, shoot some pictures and put them on the computer. There view the results.
If the pictures are good but the lines are still on the display, try to live with that. Repairs will cost more than a brand new camera of a better quality. If the lines are in the picture, the sensor is defect and I think you should start saving for a new camera. Although new point and shoots can be bought around a 100 dollar. But even some smart phones now can take pictures that should be as goos as the ones that came from your Olympus when it was brand new.
If you can't find the manual, the link here will download it for you:
Your camera only has 20MB Internal Memory. So, it can only store very few pictures (depending on the settings). It is VERY advisable to use an SD card for your camera so you can save hundreds - thousands of pictures.The bigger the SD card capacity, the more pictures you can save.
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There was a huge problem with premature failure of the Sony 5MP sensor fitted to this camera and many other models and there was a "soft recall" whereby affected owners who complained of the fault were quietly offered free repairs.
Your camera is now passed it's five year minimum design life, so the sensor failure is not considered to be premature. As a result, the free repairs have now ended in most countries, but if you're in the USA and bought the camera from an official US dealer then I understand that it may still be possible to get a free repair. If this applies to you then contact Canon USA to find out more. If you are anywhere else in the world, then free repairs have ended and your only realistic fix is to replace the camera as repairs are expensive and do not make any economic sense.
The causes of the sensor failure are now well understood and manufacturing has improved, but you'll still find that very few digital cameras of any kind are still working after around five/six years. Even top grade Nikon SLR's still only have a two year manufacturer's warranty, so you may wish to consider the risk of a relatively short lifespan when deciding how much to invest in a new replacement digital camera. Digital cameras simply do not last as long as many 35mm film cameras.
If it is brand new, return the camera, and show what is happening. The blurry pictures has to do with a few things. A damaged lens system, a dirty lens, other damage to the lens while it was extended, water or moisture damage can also cause this, including internal circuit damage or broken parts. Make sure it has not had an impact or other damage, because if it had, then more than likely you will have no warranty, and it will not be taken back by the store.
Check to see what the setting is for Image Size (I have sony cybershot DSC-w50). On the camera itself, it is the button on the bottom. My camera was on the 8"x10" size and I was getting blurry shots (especially with people in them). I switched it to the 4x6 print size and it seems to be much clearer.