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nancnp Mar 29, 2012 6:17 PM

Canon SD1200 IS
I have a Canon SD1200 IS Power Shot ,recently a thin blue line has showed up in the lens and screen display. It is also visible on the digital pictures on my computer. Any ideas of what the problem might be ?? I have tried a hard and soft reset.

VTphotog Mar 29, 2012 7:53 PM

You say you can see it in the lens? If you can't remove it with a lens brush, it is likely internal, and there is very little you could do about it. Of course, a picture would help to give an idea. brian

nancnp Mar 30, 2012 10:16 AM

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Blue line is on the display as you line up the picture.Blue line is on the image as well.See attached picture.

VTphotog Mar 30, 2012 3:00 PM

If it is just in this photo, or others with a strong light source in an otherwise dark scene, it may just be a processing artifact. If it shows up in all your photos, my best guess is that one of the columns in the sensor array, or the electronics that process the column, are bad. There isn't much you can do, if that is the case. You could attempt to reset the camera to factory defaults. Other than that, factory repair is about the only option.


Bob Nichol Mar 30, 2012 3:21 PM

If every photo has the blue line in the same place I would suspect an electronic problem with the sensor or buffer memory as it is too regular and too aligned to be dirt or a scratch. Anything on the lens would not usually show up in the image.

Is the camera still on warranty?

JimC Mar 30, 2012 3:25 PM

Yep... when you see a straight column of pixels like that, it's probably a defective sensor.

nancnp Mar 30, 2012 5:44 PM

Canon SD 1200 IS
Its in all photos(45) except (3) more that were zoomed in on past 6.8.Not under warrenty.Canon repair is 110.00.

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