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Old 22 July 2005, 05:29   #1
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Any Camera experts....

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In brief, I've had to send my digital camera back to Casio 3 times in order to find a fault which they advise is none existant. When reviewing photos on the lcd screen and transfering the same to my pc there appears to be a ghosting/shadowing around the subject matter. Of course the focus has been checked, lense cleaned etc - Casio have also done the same.

Unfortunately the problem continues however Casio say they can not see the same when testing.

All of a sudden I've realised that when I send it back I take out the Lexar 128mb SD card so they are testing with internal memory only.

Can anyone advise if SD cards degenerate with use and if so could this be the cause of the ghosting ?
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Old 22 July 2005, 06:09   #2
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To eliminate the SD card and do the same test as Casio, have you tried the same as them, ie take come photos using the internal memory?
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I don't think this is memory card related. The cards stores numbers thats all. Those numbers make the pic. The numbers have to be wrong ... and it's the camera that puts them there.

Try talking test pics in a variety of light conditions with and without the flash. This may help you resolve the symptons a little more to give Casio more or a clue.

Definately sounds like a camera problem.
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Have you had the camera on a tripod and use the timer function to make sure there is no camera shake causing this?
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looks like motion blur to me too.

definitely try a tripod.

can you alter the shutter speed manually?
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I would also go along with motion blur - memory cards DO corrupt data but when they do you get chunks of the picture missing - very obvious!!! A format usually resolves this.

If you haven't got a tripod put the camera on a wall or similar with a jacket or similar under it - use the self timer if you have one.

There is one other possibility - that is condensation although not very likely in this weather.

Do you have the ability to set the equivelant film ISO speed? It could be set too low which is then giving you too low a shutter speed.

One last thing to try - with some cameras you must press the shutter half way down for it to focus properly - hold it for a second - then press down further to fire - you MAY not be giving the autofocus a chance to work properly!!!
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Another thought

What quality setting have you got the camera set to. Economy, or whatever Casio call it, will give a more fuzzy picture because of the file compression, more so the higher the resolution.
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As ever.......

.....the forum comes through with all the info required. Thanks chaps.

There's a lot of good tips noted above, upon receipt of my camera bac from Casio I'll try them all. In the meantime they continue to advise "no fault found" therefore it must be me !

As for the 2 touch shutter release button - yep know this - thanks anyway.

Shutter speed - I'll check it.

Tripod - I'll try it.

However, 100 pictures or so prior to only a mnth or so ago the camera took great shots regardless of all the above - I think I'll just bin it and get another
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Just to make up for my not so constructive comment earlier i found that because I have fingers like sausages I would occasionally cover one of the small sensing lenses on the front of my digital camera with all sorts of strange results Never did it with my SLR but that was a proper camera not any of this new fangled rubbish Des
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