see the update below.
suddenly my EOS 700D tends to freeze in live view or video recording mode. Sometimes the live view shows a still image that is several seconds old and does not refresh, sometimes there are pixel fault patterns in this still image. And sometimes the display just shows colorful gibberish. Taking photos still works properly, both in live view or non-live mode, but after 30 seconds – 1 minute in live view, the camera locks completely ( only the battery removal works). Video recording does not work, the video duration remains at 0:00.
Strangely, the display of photos and all menus works fine, so this is certainly not a display defect. I just updated the firmware to the most recent version (1.1.4 -> 1.1.5) and tried it with a different lens – to no avail. The lenses and the SD card work in my EOS 600D.
Unfortunately, my camera is out of 8 days warranty, so it gives me the impression that this error was planned (although it is probably only bad luck).
Any ideas on what could be causing this error, and maybe how to diagnose / fix it? See some attached photos.
Thanks in advance, Lukas
UPDATE: Several months have passed since the original errors occurred, so I want to give an update on how the problem evolved later, in the hope that it might help someone. 39; a.
The camera worked perfectly, at least for RAW + JPEG shots without live viewing. At one point, even the live and video display modes worked again, so I was already relieved and thought the problem was solved.
But unfortunately, two weeks ago, the problems got worse again: all of a sudden, the camera even locked out when taking regular RAW + JPEG shots in the viewfinder. . Video and live view modes have also stopped working. Reinstalling firmware or formatting / changing the SD card had no effect. I understand that the RAW only mode works as expected, even when shooting fast, while each mode involving JPEG would cause the camera to lock.
For another week, the camera has worked well in RAW only mode, so far, where even in RAW only mode, fast shots cause the camera to lock up. This makes the camera quite unusable now, which is sad because the photos are still looking good and the camera is not very old. I will have to consider a repair and expect a high cost.
UPDATE 2: I still use the camera without making any repairs. It works reliably in RAW mode, JPEG mode sometimes works, even for weeks, and then stops working for weeks. Using live view or video mode seems to kill the camera in a matter of minutes, making everything except RAW not work for weeks. But I can refrain from using JPEG and stay with RAW, instead of paying the repair costs.
The display shows colorful gibberish
Display shows an old still image with pixel errors
Camera completely locked (no menus / buttons / on / off switch)