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Stylus 1 - dire blue cast issue

I realise this isn't a 4/3 or m4/3 camera, so I apologise for that, but I'd like to take advantage of the vast experience on this forum.

I got a Stylus 1 delivered yesterday and went out for a play. I was switching it on and off quite a bit between shots to retract the lens. A consecutive series of shots from teh middle of the session has an extreme blue cast. For these shots LR shows the temperature to be 5700 - 5900, so I don't think this is as simple as white balance error. Here are some examples, taken from the OOC JPgs:
The last good one, temperature 5000:


The very next shot, but 20 minutes or so later , temperature 5900:


This one makes it VERY obvious - the white foam is blue:


And this one is strange, where the sunlight is it looks ok, but in the shade it's blue:


Has anyone seen anything like this before? The images looked blue in the viewfinder, they look blue in in-camera review. They are the same in viewer and LR

Raw + Jpegs for these are at http://dalrymple.me.uk/images/whitebalance/. P2270013 is the last good one, P2270029 is the first one where the problem went away. The 'blue period' lasted for about 25 minutes, I'm sure I'd have switched the camera on and off during that period.

Very strange, if I get a recurrence I suppose the camera will need to go to Oly.
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Re: Stylus 1 - dire blue cast issue

Yuk! If you've only just got it you can send it back and get a replacement - not fit for purpose etc - which should be quicker than getting it repaired.
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Re: Stylus 1 - dire blue cast issue

Second hand I'm afraid, so it's money back. I'm happy to send it to Oly if it happens again, they may just replace the thing. I did have a similar issue years ago on a Nikon Coolpix, but I'd left some daft setting on. I want to make sure it's not something like that.
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Re: Stylus 1 - dire blue cast issue

That doesn't look good at all. Have you tried a complete factory reset to clear any incorrect settings?

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Re: Stylus 1 - dire blue cast issue

Check there isn't a dial getting nudged while the camera's swinging about.
I had the EXACT same problem on one of the first days with my e-P1 : hugely blue cast, crazy WB number.
After resetting WB and disabling the 'menu wheel' it never did it again.
The WB was a right press of the wheel, right on the edge of camera body and that allowed the wheel to move WB into the blue, all happening when the camera was down by my side on its wrsitstrap.
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Re: Stylus 1 - dire blue cast issue

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I realise this isn't a 4/3 or m4/3 camera, so I apologise for that, but I'd like to take advantage of the vast experience on this forum.
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I don't think you need to apologise for discussing it here as these cameras are still very much similar in a number of ways to the rest of the E system cameras with function & Menus etc. I was in fact going to suggest to Ian that since there are now more serious compacts available that weren't around when the forum started that there be a general category for all the 'serious, enthusiasts' compacts so there is a reference point for them as these cameras are frequently owned by E system users anyhow, & where else can we discuss matters with these cameras?

I have found that I was accidently pressing the right > four-way button, which is for flash & have disabled that function (since that is the only option, to enable or disable the function), but the flash preset WB is 5500K. Also, when the flash is up I hardly notice it is because it barely raises when being used & I have found myself discovering it is still up after I had turned the camera off & put the camera down. There have been occasions when WB has not been correct & I have deleted those photos before downloading them & they have usually been because of spurious light causing it. One thing that I realised I needed to always be aware of is the camera not having a lens hood & allowing for that by shading the lens with my hand when needed. This can be a source of incorrect WB as well as flair.

Since I have had my Stylus 1 I have been loading photos from it into my 4/3's User gallery (partly because I haven't asked for more gallery space here yet & also I have been posting more of my photos there now than before, as well as here) & you're welcome to check them for comparison.
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Re: Stylus 1 - dire blue cast issue

That's very odd. Is it possible some crazy JPEG setting has been set, art filter of something? Maybe take some more test shots in both JPEG and raw, that should indicate whether it's a senor fault or a JPEG issue.
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Re: Stylus 1 - dire blue cast issue

Does look like the white balance has been accidentally jogged. Resetting the camera would be a good place to start.

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Re: Stylus 1 - dire blue cast issue

I'll do as Ron & Ian suggested & do a full reset. The thing that worried me was the half wrong shot and the fact that the "as shot" temperature looked ok in LR, and not 3000 or so.

I'll be taking it to Malta next week, so it'll get a good workout there.

Thanks for all the replies.
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Re: Stylus 1 - dire blue cast issue

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I'll do as Ron & Ian suggested & do a full reset. The thing that worried me was the half wrong shot and the fact that the "as shot" temperature looked ok in LR, and not 3000 or so.

I'll be taking it to Malta next week, so it'll get a good workout there.

Thanks for all the replies.
Please take a spare camera with you John!
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Please take a spare camera with you John!
If Blue Periods were alright for Picasso they're alright for me! But thanks for the advice
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