02-11-2018 01:05 PM - edited 02-11-2018 01:18 PM
Hi folks, I apologize if this has already been answered somewhere. I did look.
My problem is that my photos conist of what i can only describe as white/pink noise pcasssionally crossed horzonally by a band of gray. It doesn't seem to matter what setting I use. When I swtich to video, I get thin vertical lines of alternating black and white. My camera has not suffered any trauma and has not been in a dusty or otherwise hostile environment. When not in use, I keep it in a case.
I have cleaned the lens and camera body contacts, used the camera to clean the sensor and have reformated my card.
Yesterday, my Canon 70D started displaying an error message and then died. Alas, I did not make note of any identifying numbers because I assumed it was a problem with the pop-up flash. In the past, I have had a problem with it hiting the bill of my cap. The camera died just as these problems started happening. I assumed the battery was the issue. I charged the battery this morning and it fired right up. Everything otherwise seems to work fine.
I do not have another lens to test mine, but I can clearly see the image I am trying to take through the view finder and the lens seems to be communicating its settings accurately to the camera display.
I suppose I will have to send my camera in to be repaired, but wanted to check first with knowledgle people to make sure there isn't a simple fix. Thank you for any help you can provide. I have tried to include a photo. If successful, it will apear below. It apears to be much more pink than what I see on the camera, if that matters at all.
02-11-2018 08:21 PM - edited 02-11-2018 08:42 PM
If the cost of repair is $500 or more, I wouldn't waste the money. 70D is notorious for a lot of problems.
Save your money and buy a 80D instead. Check it out from the link to Canon estore. (go to p.3)
You may sell your broken 70D with full disclosure and get back $200-300 to subsidize your new purchase.
02-11-2018 10:43 PM
02-12-2018 12:14 AM - edited 02-13-2018 05:42 PM
Yes. This is what I am afraid of. Any idea of what causes this?
We've seen many reports of similar problems with the 70D. A widely accepted explanation is that a component on the main circuit board overheats during video shooting and undergoes a catastrophic failure. The repair, which often involves replacement of the board, is apt to be expensive. So far, the problem seems to be confined to the 70D.