I have just bought a tz10 after all the glowing reviews,and the picture and video quality is good.However,when recording video near a light source i.e. sun coming through the window,or a room with the lights on,There is a blue/purple line on the camera.I noticed this when first used,and asumed it wouldn't show when played back through the tv,but it does.Outdoors video is fine,as is indoors,when lighting is on,but light sources result in these lines all over the footage.Have I got a dodgy camera,or has anyone had this problem ?
Hi well after many hours of reading glowing reports about the TZ10 I to descided to go a head and buy, I have been very happy with the results of both the still and the video , until I read your blue light problem ,so I have just captured in house video, and I to have very vivid blue lines from the internal lighting in the room where the video was taken.From the light source to the floor area , which means that currently with this camera it would pretty useless videoing within an area with internal lighting,is there a problem? I will be contacting Panasonic Thursday to find out.
Thanks for your reply.Since reading it,I have had a quick search for youtube clips with lighting in them.I didn't find much,but on the odd clip I found there was no blue lines coming out from the lighting.I can't believe in over 200 reviews no-one would mention this,if it was a re-accuring problem.I am strongly starting to believe that i have a dodgy tz10.Like I say,the picture stills are fine,and so is video outdoors,and inside without lights on.But If I cannot take video inside,or for that matter outside at night where lights are,without the film having blue lines right down the screen,then to me it's no good,and needs to go back.I will ring panasonic myself,and speak to them,but I think I will probably need to send this back to amazon,and try a replacement one.If that one has the same problem,well,I don't know what i'll do then.
Hi again ,have contacted Panasonic in ref; to the blue banding I was referred to page159 in the manual ,it states do not point the camera at bright light during video. thier comment its not a fault Ha.Ha
Thanks again for the posts.Panasonic may as well say don't use camera in a lit room or outside at night.What we really need is someone else who has read this tread,come on here and say they have no problem with shooting video near a light source.Anyway,I have not "pointed" it a the lights,and the room I was in when using it at the weekend,were not bright lights,in fact it was quite low lighting.But it didn't stop the blue lines appearing as soon as you got anywhere near the source.In truth,this is no good for video,if this lighting issue is supposed to be "normal",and once again i'll say it,surely other buyers would have at least commented on the light issue.
I spoke to panasonic,and they say it is not a fault.Their answer was "don't shoot video near lights".....my god,how pathetic is that.I know I have said this already,but,how can 230+ reviews not comment on the poor video quality when filming near a light source.
This seems to be quite a common issue with Panasonic digital still cameras in video mode. I have an older model (TZ7, which is called ZS3 in the US) which does this, also the recent LX5 model does the same thing.
I also have a TZ10 which has this blue line problem.. But I would guess that any strong single light source would cause similar internal reflections in other cameras to. I just change position so the light source isnt an irritant to the lens. I cant fault the camera with anything else.. But I am surprised so few other people havent come across the issue to.