Olympus has now announced that the C-5050 Zoom and the C-730 Ultra Zoom are affected by defective CCDs, which have been plaguing several other manufacturers. The press release, from Olympus's Japanese website, says that pictures may have a purple and gray color and that Olympus will repair the cameras affected from 13 October (C-5050 Zoom) and the middle of November (C-730 Ultra Zoom). For information regarding repairs outside of Japan, please contact Olympus support in your country.

Click here for information on free repairs in the USA

Click here to find out contact details for technical support

Click here to access the FAQ section on the Olympus Europe website

Click here to read the Japanese service advisory (no English version is available yet)

Click on the manufacturers' names below to find out which of their cameras are affected: