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Old Dec 20, 2002, 6:59 PM   #1
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Default oh oh, S230 problem??

When I was taking pictures today I saw a light blue vertical line going right thru my camera's LCD.
Can someone please tell me if this is a defect or something that can happen from time to time.
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Old Dec 21, 2002, 1:11 AM   #2
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Was this when you were facing the sun? If so, it's the overwhelmed bucket-brigade CCD. It doesn't affect the picture itself, it's just on the LCD.
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Old Dec 21, 2002, 6:02 PM   #3
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Could you give some more details of what you were taking pictures of, the time of day, did you change any settings on the camera, lighting conditions etc.

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Old Dec 22, 2002, 1:53 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. Well, I was in a busy shopping mall with a lot of bright lights. The camera was pretty much on full auto w/flash. I may however, have had it in the Movie mode at the time
(not recording). Not 100% sure.
So as MR. implies, I should just consider this as an occasional occurance and try to ignore it.? Or could there be a malfunction of sorts?
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Old Dec 22, 2002, 2:00 PM   #5
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Whoops. Just realized that my author name is different as I logged on with a different user name. I am AKA Daveyboy. ops:
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Old Dec 23, 2002, 4:12 PM   #6
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As I mentioned above, LCD's have problems with extreme point sources of light. The individual pixel's contents overflow into the adjacent ones above and below, creating a streak from top to bottom of the image (it's usually white, though). This should NOT affect the image stored on the card from the CCD (assuming a modern well made camera). Here's a sample of the stored image which had created that same effect on my LCD:

http://www.pbase.com/image/9401963/large

Once upon a time, video camera CCDs were affected by this, and images were degraded. In the present instance, it's just an annoyance, forcing you to check your saved image to ensure it's ok.
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Old Dec 23, 2002, 6:20 PM   #7
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I think what you are describing is a single bright light source at the edge of your picture frame. I've noticed it aswell both indoors and outdoors especially on a sunny day. If you zoom in on your subject or move to a different position, you will get rid of this 'intruder'. The old photographic adage applies here, try and keep your light source behind you. I hope this helps.

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Old Dec 25, 2002, 12:02 PM   #8
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thanks for the great explaination, guys. btw...nice pics MR!!
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