Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera ?

Blurry picture Video works fine, however when I take a still picture, it appears as purple and blurry...almost looks as if the screen is runny. Sometimes when I take a picture it seems as if there is a film covering 3/4 of the shot.


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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check this link for more info.
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