Faulty camera or user is an idiot?

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  1. Gee

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    Hi,

    I've got a fairly basic 3.1mp camera (Benq DC-C30, try not to laugh!) and its driving me crazy. I can't seem to get it to take good pictures. I've tried all the different settings etc and I'm getting nowhere.

    As you can see from the attachment the picture quality is pants and there is a purple tint to everything. I think I left everything set auto for this picture and I took another 12 pictures of my car using every setting I could find but none of them looked any good. Very occasionally it does take a good picture but I can't seem to work out how!

    Help!

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    hmmmm it looks faulty mate. Could be some sort of CCD failure.

    You will have options for 'white balance', but with wrong settings you would get pictures that are 'a bit orange' or a 'a bit blue'. Yours are inconsistent across the image making it look like there is an actual problem at sensor level with RGB bins.

    I would send it back and try another
     
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    Thanks for the reply.

    If I leave all of the settings set to auto should the camera work everything out and in theory take a good picture?

    The thing I don't understand is that every now and then it takes a really good picture without any noise or tint :mad:
     
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    maybe an intermittent fault. maybe just moving the camera around temporarily fixes it. Mebbes dry joint, something electornic not fitted correctly

    just return and get new/replacement
     
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    The camera is over 12 months old but I think Benq offer a 2 year warranty so I'll have to check.

    One thing I have noticed is the problem seems to occur more in bad light conditions eg. indoors, shade etc so I guess it could be a faulty ccd.
     

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