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Old Jun 18, 2010, 8:59 AM   #1
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I just received a used FZ28 from B&H and all the pictures have a blue vertical line (see post). I want to make sure I'm not missing something before I return it. I shot in a lot of settings and lighting. Is there a fix or do I have a defective camera? I have never had a problem with a B&H product in the past.
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Old Jun 18, 2010, 9:11 AM   #2
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hi. i cant vouch for everyone .. but i bought a FZ28 a year ago and have used it in various situations inc low light and time exp. as far as i can remember .. ive never seen this in any of my pics. ?? other than the obvious reset id say i would investigate this further.
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FZ28 its a pretty good camera. the images are always very sharp. the reason i would hang on to this camera is the stabilizer in movie mode. its super.
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Old Jun 18, 2010, 9:13 AM   #3
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Chances are, you have a bad sensor causing it.
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I've been using my FZ28 as my only camera for about 1.5 years and I've never seen a blue line like that.

A very bright light source in the frame may cause a vertical line - but it's not blue.
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Old Jun 18, 2010, 10:07 AM   #5
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Thanks folks. It has to go back. I have owned the FZ8 and FZ18 and never had a problem, liked them a lot in fact. This is that rare sensor flaw or ???
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You see sensor defects like that from time to time (where an entire column of pixels is impacted in the final image).
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Old Jun 18, 2010, 12:14 PM   #7
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I had the same problem for my fz35, it show only in dark area or with low light. I think it is sensor defect, you should return the camera soon
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Definitely a sensor problem. The first run of the Pentax K-7 had this problem in movie mode (with Samsung made sensors), which seemed to be heat related, and many were returned to dealers for exchange - while Pentax customer service never acknowledged the problem, Pentax did replace those that showed the lines, most fainter that yours, and there have been no complaints registered on the forums since, so they must have solved the problem in subsequent production.
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