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10-13-2012, 05:34 AM   #1
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Hi guys, in my latest photos sometimes bars appear on the image. Some of you can tell me if you ever had the problem I had like in attached photos, and what is it?
I've used K20 and 16/50 2.8
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10-13-2012, 05:43 AM   #2
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I would say that is a failing sensor. The bar area seems to be in the same general area of the two frames. I'd say you have a very sick camera there, it would most likely need to go to a factory approved repair center. If I understand you correctly, that is a K20D, so you should try and get an estimate for a repair cost first ... fixing the poor thing might cost more than the camera is currently worth. Best of luck.
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Yeah, looks like the sensor is packing it in. Given the age, repair may not be worthwhile, but it may be a good excuse to upgrade to a K-5 II in the near future.
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What can create such a fault?

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Got since one time, ages ago with my istD. Never again. Seems like it was a memory card hiccup.
Try the card before buying another camera 'xcept if you can't resist xD
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Got since one time, ages ago with my istD. Never again. Seems like it was a memory card hiccup.
Try the card before buying another camera 'xcept if you can't resist xD
Yeah, kind of randomized look of the error makes me think that the sensor haven't burned out. In the first pic there are information that is lacking in the second one and vice versa. The stripey one has some kind of faulty compression look to it due to the pattern.
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I would first try another memory card and also a firmware update.
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It looks like someone is censoring your photos. Was the royal family on the balcony of that first shot?

Agreed with others, though... A different memory card would be my first test.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mace Quote
I would first try another memory card and also a firmware update.
I hope for the OP that it IS the memory card, but usually a card failure doesn't take this form .... he has a seemingly "good" image with a discrete area disrupted. Usually a card error gives a badly disfigured and twisted image, if anything at all.

I've seen similar issues with video cameras that have been dropped .... lines of black flicking on and off across the screen while the rest of the image is "normal." A new card and perhaps a firmware update is worth trying, but I'm afraid the camera that produced those images is in extreme failing health.
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I had a similar problem with my K29 with green stripey changes on one side of the photo ( but not on all ) I was told sensor failure and some other unpleasant epithets, but after a firmware update, the problem resolved itself and has not come back for more than a year. I did buy a K5 for just in case it happens again and you should seriously think about that if repairs are really necessary. It would take weeks

Best of luck and let us know what happened
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It looks like someone is censoring your photos. Was the royal family on the balcony of that first shot?

Agreed with others, though... A different memory card would be my first test.
yes the princess was there...naked!!!
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if I visualize the photo on the camera display the disorder does not appear. the picture is perfect, it means that the sensor has detected well.
Also I took during my last trip about 1000 photos, using two memory card. Only 30 photos have this problem and all on the first memory card. So I guess this is the card.
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what I do not understand is why the camera displays good photos reading from the memory card and the same photos downloaded on my computer appear disturbed.
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QuoteOriginally posted by nunzio Quote
what I do not understand is why the camera displays good photos reading from the memory card and the same photos downloaded on my computer appear disturbed.
I think camera shows a jpeg thumbnail so the Raw can still be defect. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Yep, the images have a smaller resolution JPEG embedded in them for preview purposes.
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