I was dismayed to discover that my new Optio X makes visual defects in many photos: they look like small, white, semi-transparent orbs floating in the air. I have only noticed this problem with flash photography so far. This something I've seen in digital photos before, but out of 30 photos that I took at a party last night, at least hald of them exhibited this problem.
Another very strange thing I noticed on only a few pictures: small, hard, white specks on the image that look as the way dust appears on a color print from a negative. A couple of the pictures I took last night actually look like they have dust on them! (and yes, I checked, it's not specks on my monitor)
I am totally baffled. I wanted to upload an example into this post but it seems that images have to be hosted on the web somewhere and I don't have time to deal with that, so I hope my descriptions suffice for someone to tell me if this is "normal" or not.
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Re: Optio X visual defects
I've not seen any such defects on my Optio X, although I don't use flash much. The some-300 photos I've taken so far are completely clean. Sounds like dust on the CCD. Might warrant a return to Pentax.
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Thanks for taking your secound opinion on this I really wish I can help here, The issue is if the lens is staying open then this is not going to work. Fixing it would cost more then purchase of a new one if you will.
Camera shops know there stuff, they should never steer away business but then again they should never lie to the paying public. So rather taking a complete risk on it by fixing it they handed the ill camera back. My suggestion is this take it to pentax with there out of warranty repair service should not come over $65 bucks "do nto shoot the messenger".
I feel that is the best way to go about this because if local camera shops are not wanting the task by sheer difficulty I would look to the manufacture they know best.
Bob, thanks for visiting fixya.com, thanks for your votes and feedback.
Try taking the card out of the camera and clicking the side of the card
- there may be a little gap on one side of the card or a small button
that you can slide up and down and then reinsert your card.
The ccd sensor must be broken, you'll probably need a new lens assembly. The repair cost will be halft of what the camera sells for. There is a service that specializes on small consumer level cameras like that : <a href=http://www.portatronics.com>Camera Repair NYC</a>
your screen is not connected inside your camera it is easy to reconnect as there is a cellophane tab carrying copper connectors that are held in with a plastic clip which has probably unclipped itselfyou need a watch makers screwdriver (small possidriver a eye glass and a pair of small strong tweezers) work on a clean table so if you drop the small screws they can be easily found 6small screws in allI replaced my own screenthat I got fromASAHI PHOTO LTD MDDX on ebaycost was £39 .95 and a genuine replacement screen a doddle to do as it requires no soldering just a bit fiddly hope this helps
I would suggest trying a new set of batteries. Probably won't make a difference but its worth a try. Screen will not come on after taking a picture to preview it if the battery is getting low but will work looking through the pictures.
try, also, different memory card