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09-17-2013, 01:12 AM   #1
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Reddish tint or coloring in viewfinder

How do I get rid of the reddish tint in the viewfinder of my Penax Optio A30 camera?

09-17-2013, 10:12 AM   #2
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Um, was the tint always there, or did it appear? Is it visible in the photos, too?

You can look in the manual or menus to see if this camera has a "screen calibration" option. If the tint is in the photos, try editing white balance or changing the jpeg processing mode.
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I do own an Optio A30 and an Optio A40. I bought both of them used.

Since short after I bought the A40 three years ago, the LCD LiveView started to flicker between correct colours and a very strong magenta cast. It happens only with very low light.
At first I thought it to be a problem with the LCD display - but it also shows in pictures and movie clips, so it may be the sensor.
As I said, it happens only if I would have to use flash or a tripod anyway.

I already checked whether it depends on battery health - it doesn't. If I have time, I will try a full reset (but not before I write down all the many custom settings I have done).

It could be a hardware problem with the sensor itself, or the controlling circuits of it. But as the white balance is applied to the LCD image, too, there could also be a firmware problem for very low (and mostly artifical) light.

It seems the OP faces the same problem.

@Na Horuk:
The Optio A models don't offer display calibration (and there is no optical viewfinder).
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