D50 - All of a sudden, pictures are pink and green
I have a Nikon D50 with the original Nikkor 28-80mm lens on it. I've had it since brand new, and never had any problems with it until recently. All of a sudden, the color in the pictures it takes are bright pinks and greens. The camera has never been dropped or exposed to moisture. At first I thought it was some sort of setting gone wrong (a filter or something), but I reset it back to all factory defaults (as per the manual) and it didn't change anything. Attached is an example photo of a sunny day.
Anyone seen one do this before?
#1. "RE: D50 - All of a sudden, pictures are pink and green" | In response to Reply # 0Covey22 Charter MemberMon 18-Apr-11 08:11 PM | edited Mon 18-Apr-11 08:16 PM by Covey22
I recall a similar incident, very rare, but it happened to a D70 owner. It seemed that replacing the component boards related to the CompactFlash read/write fixed the problem.
Edited to add: the other possibility is that the camera has been subjected to high humidity and moisture has made it's way into the sensor/chamber. There was a bad batch of Sony CCD sensors a few years ago that spurred a recall, but it was only affecting compacts. However, the symptom photos shown look very close to what you have. For that, you could try sealing the camera in a bag with silica packets for a few days and see what happens.
#3. "RE: D50 - All of a sudden, pictures are pink and green" | In response to Reply # 2jlandin Registered since 18th Apr 2011Tue 19-Apr-11 10:06 AM
Thanks for your responses. I think I'll try the bag thing (can't hurt), but we've been really careful with the camera. Also, I did try different cards but no luck there.
How are the repair costs on these? I'm wondering if it's worth it, or if I'd be better off selling it as-is and buying something new. I paid $600 for it in Dec 2005, not long after they came out.
#4. "RE: D50 - All of a sudden, pictures are pink and green" | In response to Reply # 3Covey22 Charter MemberTue 19-Apr-11 10:48 AM
Given that quality used D50s from reliable second hand brokers are going for a little under $290, I would Use that as a basis for determining the repair estimate versus replacing...