Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

Hi I have an Olympus 1050 SW which had been coping well with canyoning. ... until now. After the last canyon trip, the camera had severe condensation problems in the LCD screen and lens. I have dried the camera out with a hairdryer and used silica gel packets, which worked OK. But now when I point and shoot the camera it gives me streaks across the image. However, if I use the movie camera option, no streaks. I'm not quite sure what to do with the camera as it's past warranty and I'm reluctan

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The fact that the streaks are present only when shooting stills confirm that the issue is not with the LCD display but with the imaging chip. The camera uses a different section of the imaging chip to record video with, so what's happened is that moisture has gotten to the chip and left drying marks which just happen to not be on the section used for video.

The only way to recover full use of your camera is to try to clean the chip or to replace it. Both are professional jobs only, and will likely exceed the residual value of your camera. As it's also not designed to be used in a wet environment it's highly likely to be corroding internally as well, so another failure is just a matter of fairly short time. A professional shop would also refuse to guarantee the work on a moisture-compromised camera.

Only one fix remains to you: replace the camera, and either get one designed for immersion or get a simple waterproof housing which will fit the camera you next use, but housings can be very heavy, bulky and expensive or just plain awkward and inconvenient, so a waterproof model is your best option by far.
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