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Old Feb 27, 2011, 12:36 PM   #1
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I have a FZ45 and suddenly after taking several pictures without a problem each and every one now has a thin blue line across them (bottom third) slightly jaggy. It doesnt show up on the live view, but does after the picture is taken and when viewed on the pc. I have cleaned filter, lens, reset parameters to no avail. Can't see a scracth on the lens . Is this a fault with the sensor or camera that ahas suddenly developed, and if so does anyone hae any thoughts on whether it's fixable? Many thanks for any thoughts!
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 12:44 PM   #2
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Hi Scot,

did you tried to make some photographs from a laser pointer?
Laser pointer or lasers from light shows can damage the sensor.

Just an example:

http://www.google.de/url?sa=t&source...0-O0gg&cad=rja

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I have a FZ45 and suddenly after taking several pictures without a problem each and every one now has a thin blue line across them (bottom third) slightly jaggy. It doesnt show up on the live view, but does after the picture is taken and when viewed on the pc. I have cleaned filter, lens, reset parameters to no avail. Can't see a scracth on the lens . Is this a fault with the sensor or camera that ahas suddenly developed, and if so does anyone hae any thoughts on whether it's fixable? Many thanks for any thoughts!
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 12:48 PM   #3
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Hi Stefan, thanks for the response but no, I haven't. On looking back I was taking a video in the house, and half way through it the line suddenly appears for the first time, but that was inside in normal lighting. It's very odd and sadly I think the camera is broken!
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I have a FZ45 and suddenly after taking several pictures without a problem each and every one now has a thin blue line across them (bottom third) slightly jaggy. It doesnt show up on the live view, but does after the picture is taken and when viewed on the pc. I have cleaned filter, lens, reset parameters to no avail. Can't see a scracth on the lens . Is this a fault with the sensor or camera that ahas suddenly developed, and if so does anyone hae any thoughts on whether it's fixable? Many thanks for any thoughts!
maybe you can post a pic or 2 so we can have a look ,maybe we might know cause ,hope you still got reciept they should change it ,its only few weeks old ish
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 1:27 PM   #5
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Scott-

The blue line thing is usually a temporary thing when you are shooting directly into a bright light, or a laser pointer, as Stefan pointed out.

It very much seems to be connected to the imager, I am sorry to say. If you can post some samples that will help us in isolating the problem. How many photos did you take before this blue line appeared?

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Old Feb 27, 2011, 1:44 PM   #6
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Hi Sarah
I have only taken about 40 or so. I can actually pin point when it happened. I was taking a video in my parents house, and as it pans along a wall (not into direct sunlight or a light source) the jagged line suddenly appears and is now a permanent and unwelcome feature! Ive cropped a picture that hopefully shows the problem. I had a bad feeling it is not good..but was trying to stay positive! What do you think? Thanks!
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For me it looks really like a damaged sensor, really curious.
But nevertheless you should complain the cam immediately.
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think its a qiuick journey or repost back to the supplier they should change it straight away with damaged goods
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Thanks - I thought it was probably a sensor type fault but couldn't work out why it would go so quickly (only had it a month!). Ah well...back to the supplier hopefully for a repair/replacement! Thanks for the help!
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Scott-

I would not settle for anything other than a outright replacement camera, as this is definitely a sensor failure. It is clearly defective and you should have no problem getting a replacement.

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