Sony á200 colour oddities

Discussion in 'Sony' started by alexd, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. alexd

    alexd Guest

    Just got a Sony α200 a couple of days ago. Took about 300 shots which
    were great, but now it seems to have developed an intermittent fault
    whereby the image is clouded with green and yellow patches:

    http://ale.cx/alex/a200.jpg

    I've taken 70 shots since then, of which about 10 have been afflicted
    with this problem. Does this look like a fatal fault, or is it a known
    problem that can be fixed with a firmware update?
     
    alexd, Mar 10, 2008
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  2. alexd

    Pete D Guest


    I would take it straight back to the shop and get a new one, that has to be
    a fault.
     
    Pete D, Mar 10, 2008
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  3. Looks OK to me.
     
    G Paleologopoulos, Mar 10, 2008
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  4. alexd

    Pete D Guest

    Fair enough then, and we value your opinion as the head of the Complaint
    Dept. ;-)
     
    Pete D, Mar 10, 2008
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  5. Excellent !!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-))
     
    G Paleologopoulos, Mar 10, 2008
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    RichA Guest

    It is completely F-----. Take it back, send it back.
     
    RichA, Mar 10, 2008
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    Alan Browne Guest

    I've never seen anything like that. Almost cool!

    Is that what it looked like in the LCD display?

    Can you post a complete RAW image? I'd like to examine this in depth.


    You may have intermittent or failing connections on the sensor to
    electronics interface. These are sometimes done with elastomer or other
    compression interfaces. If something got in there or the assembly is
    loose, it could result in data drop out leading to image artifacts.

    I would send that camera back for warranty repair immediately.

    BE SURE TO INCLUDE A CD-ROM with JPG's like the one you posted and label
    it clearly: "EXAMPLE IMAGES SHOWING THE FAULT"

    Good luck.
    Alan.
     
    Alan Browne, Mar 11, 2008
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  8. alexd

    alexd Guest

    Yep. Same on PC and TV screen.
    Unfortunately not. All the shots were JPEG.
    I did wonder what impact running the sensor cleaner every time it's
    turned off would have.
    In the end, I showed the guy in the shop the sample images and he agreed
    that the camera was faulty and gave me a replacement. A credit to Jessops
    - to be honest I was expecting to have no camera for several weeks while
    they hummed and harred about whether or not there really was a fault.
    Fortunately I'm too lazy to shop around on the internet for the cheapest
    price and bought the camera at retail :)
     
    alexd, Mar 11, 2008
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Ah well.
    It should have no impact at all. I believe your unit is simply defective.
    Great on Jessops for this one.

    Cheers,
    Alan.
     
    Alan Browne, Mar 11, 2008
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