Canon: Potential A650 IS problem discovered|
(Monday, October 8, 2007 - 12:57 EDT)
A document newly added to Canon USA"s website in the last few days reports a potential issue for the company's A650 IS digital camera.
According to Canon, the issue is restricted solely to cameras with a zero as the fifth digit of the serial number, and occurs in sunny conditions with the tilt/swivel LCD display arm opened. When sunlight shines on the back of the camera in the area normally covered by the LCD display, image quality can be adversely affected.
Canon USA has announced that it will repair this problem free of charge for US and Puerto Rican customers. In the meantime, the problem can be worked around by keeping the LCD display closed against the back of the camera, preventing sunlight from reaching the area. More details including how to return cameras for repair, and an image demonstrating the problem can be found on Canon USA's website. Customers in other countries should contact their local Canon office for further information on whether a similar program has been offered for their area.