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It's possible that you have moisture on the inside of your camera, causing the sensor to fog up. It is also possible that you have fog on your lens as well. I have had cloudy images with my Nikon when it fogged up inside. The best thing to do is to make sure it dries out. This usually solves itself so long as you are in a dry location, but if not I would take your camera to a local repair shop to have it looked at and fixed. It really does sound like a moisture issue however. Do NOT dry your camera using heat or anything! If it doesn't dry on it's own, take it to a pro to get it fixed.
The foggy images and lens was due to condensation caused by the camera's surfaces being cold in a humid/moist environment. Usually this happens and goes away without issue. If you believe issues are continuing, consider placing the camera completely in a bowl of uncooked rice. The rice should help eliminate the moisture in the camera.
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The problem you might be having is that the view finder is out of focus. If this is the problem it is an easy fix. You will see a small wheel next to the view finder (it has a + and a - next to it), look through the view finder and let the camera focus on an object. Now turn the wheel and you will see the image either get worse or start to come in focus. Adjust the wheel until you are satisfied with the clarity.
Next to the viewfinder ther is a diopter adjustment so you can change the focus in the viewfinder. this is so if you need glasses the camera can be set for you. Start by focusing the camera on something, then slide to turn the diopter adjustment until it looks sharp and try not to bump it.
I have got an S5000 that I can still view previously taken pictures from the card, but when trying to take pictures the screen and view finder shows a peculiar distorted purple and green picture and any picture taken is just a green blur.
I contacted Fuji and they say they can repair it for £90 (about $120)
The view finder and focusing screen are separate from the CCD sensor. The mirror reflects the image to the view finder until you take a picture. Then the mirror goes up, the shutter opens to expose the CCD to capture the image.
If you have a lot of dust, you should look into a cleaning kit, or have it professionally cleaned. This will show up on your images as white and/or black specks.
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Try playing back pictures you know were captured properly ( either with another properly working camera or with your camera before the problem with quality has appeared ). If the image is ok in playback but 'noisy' in capture mode then the CCD sensor is faulty /on its way out. Ask Canon if they repair CCD faults on this model free of charge.