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rainbow blob when taking pictures

hi im total newbie in photography, can anyone please help me what to do or how to fix this because when i take a pic i see  some odd colors (i dont know what that is) in my lcd. i have a canon powershot sx540. Thank you!49530601_1245320438951704_5847477078764552192_n.jpg

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Registered: ‎02-17-2016

Re: rainbow blob when taking pictures

Does it show up on the computer? If it does you have a bad sensor. If not, you have a bad display.

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Registered: ‎12-26-2018

Re: rainbow blob when taking pictures

Send it back for exchange or repair, I think you got a lemon.

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Re: rainbow blob when taking pictures

A couple things you can try...Look in your manual, pages 71 & 72 and see if you accidentally changed those, the white balance and colors settings. Make sure the white balance is on auto (AWB) and My Colors is set to Off

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Re: rainbow blob when taking pictures

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It's possible that the LCD was displaying the highlight blinkies (designed to show where there's too much light) even though for most cameras it's just in one color.  You might want to check the menu and manual on how to disable it, since it's an option.  It's one possibility to rule out, anyhow.

 

When in doubt, reset the camera back to factory default and try again.

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Re: rainbow blob when taking pictures

i tried resetting it but nothing works. haha

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Re: rainbow blob when taking pictures

I do not think a "reset all" resets the My Colors or the White Balance, those you have to go in and check them manually

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Re: rainbow blob when taking pictures

can you teach how ?
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Re: rainbow blob when taking pictures

The manual can teach you, 2 pages, 71 & 72 tells you everything you need to know...good luck

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