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Old Mar 7, 2005, 6:37 AM   #1
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Hi all,

When I look in my viewfinder or on the LCD-display I see a small, red dot a little to theleft of the center of the focus (provided the motive is dark enough in that area). Luckily, that dot does not appear in the final image - even when that image is seen on the camera with the review-function. This seems to indicate that the dot is not a dead pixel. But what is it then?
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Old Mar 7, 2005, 7:32 AM   #2
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I don't mean to be facetious but, have you tried cleaning the lens, lcd or viewfinder ?

Also, whenever I have seen a 'dead' pixel, sometimes it isn't noticeable until I zoom very close when viewing the image, depending on which color it is. If you definitely can't see it close up then I'd try the cleaning option first.

Won't hurt to try.

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LCD panels can also have 'hot' pixels (the pixel is always on). If the spot is not on the large LCD or on the saved image, my guess would be that the viewer has a hot pixel. Of course, it won't affect the saved image, it is just distracting when you look through the viewfinder.

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LCD panels can also have 'hot' pixels (the pixel is always on).
Very good point !!

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I have a BIG green dead one on the big LCD top left corner area. Annoying but I just know that most camera's will have or develop one or more of these over time. Kust life with it.
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Stevekin wrote:
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I don't mean to be facetious but, have you tried cleaning the lens, lcd or viewfinder ?

Also, whenever I have seen a 'dead' pixel, sometimes it isn't noticeable until I zoom very close when viewing the image, depending on which color it is. If you definitely can't see it close up then I'd try the cleaning option first.

Won't hurt to try.

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He, he. Yes, I cleaned everything very carefully. The dot is still there.
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djwittmier wrote:
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LCD panels can also have 'hot' pixels (the pixel is always on). If the spot is not on the large LCD or on the saved image, my guess would be that the viewer has a hot pixel. Of course, it won't affect the saved image, it is just distracting when you look through the viewfinder.

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The spot is *both* on the LCD and the EVF. That is why I don't think it's a dead pixel.
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