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Old Sep 12, 2002, 5:18 PM   #1
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Default are these dead pixels?

i'm very sad. i just got my first digital camera in the mail i bought off of ebay (sort of as a birthday present to myself)
and i did what you guys said, i tested for dead pixels.

now i tried to take these pictures w/ the lense cap on, but it still didn't *snap* while the camera was on but i took the pictures anyways, and here's my results:

http://clavicle.netfirms.com/P9120011.JPG

http://clavicle.netfirms.com/P9120015.JPG



*sighs* i'm a little overwhelmed.

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Old Sep 12, 2002, 10:27 PM   #2
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Default Not to worry

Those are hot pixels. Pretty normal for digital. You'll probably never see them in a normal photo. Most of your photos ARE taken with the lens cap OFF aren't they?

If you don't have a warranty and you got a good price on the camera, you're cool. If you have a warranty, you can decide later if they bother you enough to return it.

You didn't say what kind of camera--some of them have a way to map out hot pixels.
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Old Sep 12, 2002, 11:57 PM   #3
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Well, i took some pictures outside in the evening w/o the flash and they had a ton of noise, and specks.

is that normal? i'm really confused. i thought w/ a digital camera that wouldn't be an issue.
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Old Sep 13, 2002, 1:34 AM   #4
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alright, well i just educated myself. all digital cameras have/get them, am i correct?

and there a programs which can mask hot pixels..or whatever you call it, they don't get rid of them but they don't show up as much. any recommendations???
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Old Sep 13, 2002, 8:43 AM   #5
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I agree with Jim, you will never notice these spots in a picture. You have a three or four mega pixel cameras with 4 or 5 hot pixels. Take another picture in 30 days and see if there is any more hot spots appearing.
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Old Sep 13, 2002, 12:07 PM   #6
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yeah, i just need to know that all cameras did that so i won't have to return it.

but thanks, i'm going to keep it.
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