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I have a cannon power shot s1 is. When i look through the view finder or on the lcd monitor i get a very distorted image it is very dark like looking at somthing in the early morning fog.

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Press display (DISP.) button to turn the display on. This button is\015\012located on the rear of the camera and toggles the camera's LCD display.\015\012The button is usually printed with <DISP.> on the button or above the button depending on the model.\015\012 display_button.gif\015\012 If\015\012pressing the <DISP.> button doesn't turn the display on, remove\015\012and replace the batteries in the camera. If this still doesn't correct\015\012the issue ..then there what cannon says to this error :

It has recently come to our attention that the vendor-supplied CCD\015\012image sensors used in this Canon digital camera may cause the following\015\012malfunction: When the product is used in recording or playback mode,\015\012the LCD screen and/or electronic viewfinder may exhibit either a\015\012distorted image or no image at all. While reports of this malfunction\015\012have been rare in the United States, we have determined that it may\015\012occur if the product is exposed to hot and humid environments.
\015\012 Effective\015\012immediately, and regardless of warranty status, Canon will repair, free\015\012of charge, products exhibiting the above-mentioned malfunction if the\015\012malfunction is caused by the CCD image sensor. Canon will also cover\015\012the cost of shipping and handling in connection with this repair.
\015\012 U.S.\015\012residents are kindly directed to contact the Canon Customer Support\015\012Center for further assistance at 1-800-828-4040. Support hours are\015\012Monday thru Friday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 midnight; and Saturday 10:00 AM\015\012to 8:00 PM (all times EST). Alternatively, if electronic support is\015\012preferred, please send your email to [email protected]
\015\012 This\015\012information is for residents of the United States of America and Puerto\015\012Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please\015\012contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
\015\012 We\015\012sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this issue, and\015\012appreciate your understanding in this matter. Thank you for your\015\012support and patronage of Canon products.

Hope this information helps you ... Good luck..

If the problem is only on the view finder and on the lcd monitor. if your pictures look good / normal, then there is something wrong with the lcd, possibly would need to be replaced or the sensor which shows the picture on the lcd screen. it might be best to have this inspected and repaired by a professional. Is your canon covered by the warranty?
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