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By christonabike, Senior Member on 15th November 2009, 03:44 PM
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After taking a few pictures outside today, it seems the colour balance is completely shot on my HD2.
The effect is especially evident if you view the photos as thumbnails - there's a huge band of red in the centre of the photos.

I've attached a couple of examples, resized to VGA.

Has anyone else noticed a similar effect?

UPDATE: 22/11/2009 - numerous members are affected by this problem, see List of members with / without this problem here - post 138 in this thread

UPDATE: 10/12/2009 - HTC official hot fix available here:

http://www.htc.com/europe/supportdow...act=sd&cat=all
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15th November 2009, 03:57 PM |#2  
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This occasionally happened to X1 photos. And it was because lens cover coating of the lens wore off. It was rather visible if you looked at the lens cover. Could be just dirty, too.
15th November 2009, 04:06 PM |#3  
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Yes, it is a common known problem of the hd2 camera.
15th November 2009, 04:36 PM |#4  
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can be moisture/glitch in white-balance (Very noticeable during video recording). I don't expect to get great results with this camera... so it doesn't really bother me.
15th November 2009, 05:39 PM |#5  
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to solve this issue change the auto white balance to outdoors not setting after auto, u will find this is best all round as i have after doing existence camera testing thought the day, i have some sample pics i took today ill add them once phones charged
16th November 2009, 12:09 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by DAMIEN123_666

to solve this issue change the auto white balance to outdoors not setting after auto, u will find this is best all round as i have after doing existence camera testing thought the day, i have some sample pics i took today ill add them once phones charged

same here outdoor delivers the best balance
16th November 2009, 12:23 PM |#7  
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Thanks for the replies guys. I'm pretty sure I was using 'outdoor' white balance in the photos above. Quite a few of the leo photos I've seen now have the red blotch in the middle to a greater or lesser extent.

I need to do a bit more testing.. just need some sun first!
17th November 2009, 05:20 PM |#8  
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The red splodge in the centre of pictures is quite shocking really!
Here's a picure of a plain wall which clearly shows the problem, the other picture has had the levels adjusted to highlight the problem even more
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17th November 2009, 05:31 PM |#9  
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have you guys been in contact with HTC? i know i will if my phone turns out like that to.. power of the people!
17th November 2009, 05:41 PM |#10  
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Have you tried lowering the ISO sensitivity?... this looks like a defective ccd, rather than just wrong white-balance setting.
17th November 2009, 06:31 PM |#11  
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Have you tried lowering the ISO sensitivity?... this looks like a defective ccd, rather than just wrong white-balance setting.

OMG, it gets worse
First pic is from a Diamond 2, ISO manually set to 100 and Fluorescent colour balance. The second shot is exactly the same settings on the HD2 !!!!
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