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Old Jun 17, 2003, 11:51 AM   #1
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Default Help required... Problem with Ixus 400

Hello everyone,
I am very new to digital cam world, hardly know much about cam. Would like to seek help from the experts here.
Just bought my first digital cam Ixus 400 yesterday. I was playing with it in the night and i could see purplish lines in the LCD when the cam is pointing to some bright objects like the street lamps. The lines can grow very thick when i tried shift it around. When i tried to focus on multiple lamps, i could see many purplish lines at the same time. The lines tend to move with the position of the cam when i shift the cam. Not sure if i have describe it correctly but the lines seems to be the glare emitted by the lamps. Is this normal or a defect? Or is there any setting that i must adjust? Planning to bring this cam for my hols in few days time and need to resolve this problem before i leave... Thanks in advance...
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Old Jun 17, 2003, 12:13 PM   #2
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I think this is the so called 'Chromatic Aberrations' also known as purple fringing.

You can check the URL to get some explanation:

http://www.dpreview.com/learn/key=chromatic+aberrations


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Old Jun 17, 2003, 12:21 PM   #3
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Thanks Angel...
So is this a known defect in most digicam? Can i ask for a new one?
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Old Jun 17, 2003, 1:19 PM   #4
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Purple Fringing it might be. Do the purple things come out on the picture.

I know when I point mine (and others too) at a very bright object, e.g. sun, a straight purple line can sometimes be seen going down the LCD, this does not come out in the picture though and I don't know what this effect is called.
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Old Jun 17, 2003, 1:21 PM   #5
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BTW in both cases it's normal and not a fault. Some cams are more effected with CAs than others.
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Old Jun 17, 2003, 9:00 PM   #6
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Hello Steve,
I am seeing exactly what u see. Vertical linings running across the whole LCD screen. Have not downloading the pics to see if these lines appears but from the preview i se null. With try it out and let u know...
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