Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera ?

My TZ3's viewer and pictures have turned a blurry pink. But i can review old photos thru the same viewer and they're fine. Don't know what happened to it. Camera is three years old. I have pink photo if you need it. THanks John Woods

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The blurry pictures with kind of streaks/shadows caused by motion effect are typically caused by a faulty CCD sensor.

The CCD optical sensor is the device that captures light and traduce it into a series electrical signals.
This device is made of a matrix of photodiodes. Each row array value is multiplexed and filtered to calculate value of each single pixels. When the circuit that filters the value is defective, you get the streak/shadow motion blur effect, usually in pink, purple or gray.

The sensor is located inside the camera body, right behind the lens, and it is soldered. The replacement must be done by a technician.

As first step I suggest contacting Panasonic. There is a recall affecting some Lumix model. I don't think that this model is included , but I will call them to find out, just in case.

If there is no recall affecting this model, the camera may still be worth repairing. Ask a quote from panasonic and compare it with quote from local shop. You can also get a quote here:Repair


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