Fri, 21 Oct 2005
A CCD chip failure
During the last month I have found that there is something wrong with my digital camera - sometimes when powered up, the camera displays the picture in the viewfinder in unreal colors, and with high noise. After few power cycles the problem usually disappears.
Fortunately, the camera is still under the warranty (last 14 days remaining, what an unusual luck for me :-), so I will get it fixed. However, today I have found that my problem is a known glitch in Sony CCD chips, and Minolta has a problem description on their pages, even with sample photos. And it has also been discussed on SlashDot.