---HELP--- Horizontal Lines in pictures taken during the day

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Kenl06 New Member • Posts: 3
---HELP--- Horizontal Lines in pictures taken during the day

Dear all users,

I'm having problems with Oly XZ-1 during daylight. Pictures I've taken have Horizontal Lines in them... I've tried manual, program and iauto modes but all results the same. It is most apparent in white background.

Here are some samples:

I would appreciate any help.

Thanks.

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aja2
aja2 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,657
Re: ---HELP--- Horizontal Lines in pictures taken during the day

You might want to post this in Oly Talk forum if you haven't already. Don't know how old your camera is, but perhaps you should contact Olympus if it's in warranty.
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CrisPhoto
CrisPhoto Senior Member • Posts: 1,634
Re: ---HELP--- Horizontal Lines in pictures taken during the day

I had a similar problem during my holidays. Very annoying ...

But in my case

  • I see purple banding on the display, not grey

  • the banding gets better/worse in portrait/landscape orientation

I found 3 forum threads with the same problem. Search for "OM-D banding" but ignore threads with "lowlight" and "panny 20mm" ...

I entered this German thread which also shows the issue (see the first picture, also you might use Google translate):

http://www.systemkamera-forum.de/micro-four-thirds-fourthirds-kamera-technik/37103-om-d-45-1-8-streifenbildung-banding.html

In short:
The IBIS is in my camera is defect and causes noise/banding on the sensor.
I will send my camera to olympus service.

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OP Kenl06 New Member • Posts: 3
Re: ---HELP--- Horizontal Lines in pictures taken during the day

thanks!

OP Kenl06 New Member • Posts: 3
Re: ---HELP--- Horizontal Lines in pictures taken during the day

Just for anyone interest, I took my Oly XZ-1 for repair and they changed the IS-CCD UNIT and Lens Unit for me.

Now there's no more horizontal lines in white backgrounds

John King
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Re: ---HELP--- Horizontal Lines in pictures taken during the day

Good to hear Ken.

The images you posted looked pretty much like there was some sort of hardware problem.

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