Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

Hello, Just got back from Hawaii and took my Lumix Ts2 camera snorkeling every day. The first few days I had no problems, but the last half of my vacation, condensation covered the lens, and my pictures look like I'm shooting through a fog. The fog would dissippate after 45 minutes or so in the sun, but I missed many moments I would have liked to capture. The next day, I would go out and have the same problem. I worry that moisture is trapped inside the camera around the lens and no way to g


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Sorry for the loss of the memorable moments. First the issue of the unit being reconditioned can be quite tricky as you really cant tell how capable the person who would handle your unit is. Warranty cover could be an advantage as you wont have to pay for the repair but still doesnt change the idea of the unit being reconditioned. If i were to be in your shoes i would do one of two things:
first, will be to leave the unit for a couple of days and see if the issue still repeats itself as since the unit is sealed the same way the moisture got it it will come out. but if it does then option two will be to take the unit back and trade it is for another camera since your warranty still exists this should be easy to arrange.
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