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Need help with Samsung DVD cam, model SC-DX103

by lesleej / August 22, 2009 3:14 AM PDT

Hi! This is my first posting and you all seem to be a helpful group.

I'm having trouble taking photographs with this camera. Even on factory settings, the photos all turn out full of bright rainbows and fluorescent colors, like a digital effect from the camcorder side has kicked in and won't turn off! I've tried to manually adjust the brightness and white balance. This reduces the glare and cuts a lot of the rainbow effect down, but doesn't eliminate it completely--also darkens the photo too much. I really love this camera but if I don't learn how to take decent pictures soon, I'm going to go crazy! Any suggestions?? Thanks in advance...


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Sounds defective.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2009 4:56 AM PDT

Go back to where you bought it and ask them to show it working. Get another one if they can't show it working.

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Samsung sounds defective
by lesleej / August 22, 2009 8:37 AM PDT
In reply to: Sounds defective.

Bob, I wish I could take it back to the store. It was a QVC purchase. But you have given me an idea, and I could take it to a local camera place to see if someone there could figure out what's going wrong. I'm also wondering if maybe the memory card's no good. The camera's preset to "super fine" so I can't change that. This is probably a stupid question, but are some memory card brands better than others?

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Never found this to be a memory card issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2009 12:21 PM PDT

if the lens item isn't it as noted below, look in the manual on how to set it to factory defaults. ALL units I've ever used take pictures just fine with the factory settings.

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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / August 22, 2009 9:26 AM PDT

Sounds like you have an oily substance on the front of the lens (glass).
Something like a fingerprint on the lens.
Examine the lens (glass) carefully.

You should post your question on the Camcorders Forum.
You will likely get more responses there.

Here is a link to the Camcorders Forum:;xNav


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