My Nikon D5000 started changing random parts of my photos to blue and purple while I was at a equestrian show. I originally suspected that the CCD had started to fail. However, I just replaced the sensor in the camera, and I am still getting the same result. I have tried different cards and updated the camera's firmware. I'm not sure what could be causing this.

enter image description here

enter image description here

The second picture shows the same snapshot taken with my D7100.

  • 1
    Is this a JPG or a RAW file? If JPG, do the RAW files have the same problem? – Jim MacKenzie Aug 8 '18 at 21:33
  • 1
    Yes, the JPG and RAW files both look this way. I also noticed while focusing in live view the color distortion isn't present, but it returns once the camera locks focus. – Tom Aug 8 '18 at 21:38
  • 6
    !!!??? Ouch, Whoever replaced the sensor should have fixed the problem, not just replace one part and not fixing it. – Rafael Aug 9 '18 at 0:19
  • 1
    Did you replace the sensor, or did a service center? – mattdm Aug 9 '18 at 6:14
  • 4
    Yep, you just had me thinking "If he is capable of replacing a sensor without making things worse, he probably knows more than we do already" :) – rackandboneman Aug 9 '18 at 9:01

Are you sure you didn't by accident change any settings in the camera's Retouch Menu?

enter image description here

This looks like extreme posterization or reversed color outline applied by in-camera "artistic" filters.

Check out this video at 3m:41s mark: https://youtu.be/eRd6o9MyI50

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.