lcd gets blue on e-p3....

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by fransglans, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. fransglans

    fransglans Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Hi!
    I noticed a new kind of behaviour from my 7month old ep3.
    When i'm aiming the camera straight to a strong light (could be a TV in a lowlighted room) the lcd turns crazy, suddenly alot of blue colour are showing up in the corners of the lcd, they're kinda sparkling around in the corners. And when I turn away the camera to a shaded area, the colour disapears...

    Anyone know something? I have been trying to google it for a while without any success...

    Thanks/gus
     
  2. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

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    Is your TV perhaps a CRT?
     
  3. fransglans

    fransglans Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Plasma lcd.
    But the blue colour shows to any strong light source like the sun etc.

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  4. fransglans

    fransglans Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    This is how it looks! I dont know if I shall contact olympus or what. This blue thing comes up on the screen every time I point the camera to a bright source as a window, tv, sky, sun etc.
    Am I alone with this "syndroum" ???


     
  5. Aegon

    Aegon Mu-43 Veteran

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    Looks like shadow warnings for areas that are outside of the exposure range.
     
  6. fransglans

    fransglans Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sure?are they blue? I might take a third look in the manual :)
     
  7. Aegon

    Aegon Mu-43 Veteran

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    Yeah, check it out here:
    Olympus PEN E-P3 in-depth review: Digital Photography Review

    Search for the word "warning". The example picture shows flowers with the blackest areas being overlaid with dark-blue.

    The reason this happens when you point at a bright light is that the camera sets the exposure for the bright light which causes the dark areas to fall outside of the range of valid exposure.
     
  8. fransglans

    fransglans Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Ok! Find out. Now i set the shadow and highlight warning to off and the "problem" was solved. Thank you!