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03-01-2013, 11:36 PM   #1
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Occasion jagged image

Two or three times now I've taken shots which, when replayed, were extremely jagged and pixelated - way out of the norm. None of the shots were salvageable. Anyone else experience this? Am I taking a shot too quickly after turning the camera on? Using an SD card thats too slow? Something else?

03-01-2013, 11:44 PM   #2
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You will notice that the camera keeps on if it's busy, even when you turn it off so that isnt the problem.

Do you have an example?
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It happened to me with certain low speed SD cards, a firmware upgrade fixed it, Have you updated yours beyond v1.0?
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It sounds similar to the images I got from my old Nikon D70 when I was using a corrupted memory card. If the firmware update doesn't fix it then you might have a bad memory card.

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I just upgraded to 1.03 so it's not due to aging firmware.

Thanks for the tip about the card. I'll keep an eye on it. Right now I'm using a Transcend 32GB class 10. I have another card coming in the mail from a different manufacturer so I can see if that makes a difference.
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Hopefully it is just a corrupted memory card and not something wrong with your camera.

I've had bad memory cards (CF and SD) from Lexar, Sandisk, Kingston, Transcend and A-DATA ... but never more than one bad card from any of those manufacturers. Thankfully, the price of memory cards had come down so low that it's not a huge problem to replace one when it goes bad.

I just look at corrupt memory cards like a bad roll of film back in my film days. Sooner or later everyone runs into a bad one and you just get rid of it and move on ... and hope that a once-in-a-lifetime moment was lost because of the bad film/card.
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I had this happen recently with a brand new Sony 16GB card, had to return it.
Transcend cards have all worked perfectly for me though.
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This morning, I notice the jagged appearance on the screen when I turned the camera on. The jaggedness went away after I cycled the power. This occurred with the new card so it's not likely the card.

I'll continue to post as I make more observations.

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I may have a doomed K-01. Now it's making a hissing noise from the lens side of the camera. No more jagged images though.
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