UPDATE: We may have an answer, but it doesn't look pretty. So far no further problems from my particular camera, though.
Here's a strange thing. Our point-and-shoot Kodak digicam is a little over a year old, and it has generally been working just great. But today it displayed a weird glitch.
My youngest daughter is just starting kindergarten, and this week is a bit of jumble: a short first day, teacher meetings, a picnic, but no real school. So after we dropped off her older sister to Grade 2, my youngest played with some of her friends in the schoolyard. I took one photo that had a strange colour effect on part of the frame. Then I took another (shown here) where the whole frame had the same problem. Then subsequent photos returned to normal, and I haven't seen the glitch since.
Anyone have any idea what it could be?