Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S400 / IXUS 400 Digital Camera ?

Ixus 500 Was working fine but suddenly lcd images are washed out and lacking colour; video images are fine. Have checked settings, removed and replaced battery and memory card, but no difference

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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 the following two links for more info:
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