Having problems with your Fuji FinePix F450 Digital Camera ?

Camera was dropped in water for just seconds. It won't change between modes: play, video rec, and still shot. It is constantly in still shot mode. The battery dies quickly. I bought a new battery and it still dies quickly. Pictures taken have vertical lines and often are whited out. Anything I can do to fix this? Would it be better to buy another camera or have this one fixed?

Answers :

Water has got inside the camera and is causing the problems you have stated.
\015\012The battery is discharging quickly due to the water damage and the pictures you are able to still take have symptoms of over exposure, most likely caused by water in the lens.
\015\012The cost to try and repair would almost certainly match that of buying another camera. Just depends on who you send it to to have it looked at.
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