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Old Jan 1, 2003, 6:40 PM   #1
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I received a new Canon s30 for christmas, and tested it with the dead pixel test tool. It report a number of "Hot" pixels. So I returned it to the store, and got another. I came home today and tested my new s30, and again I have a hot pixel. Not as many as the previous camera, actually only 1 spot, again according to the dead pix test program. Is this acceptable, or should I again take my camera back and replace for 1 hot pixel? From what I have heard hot pixels are pretty common, is this true?

Here is an attached picture showing the pixel, yes I know it is out of focus, and the walls are unfinished in the background

http://www.lightspeedtechnology.net/...dom/hotpix.jpg

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Chris
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Old Jan 1, 2003, 9:51 PM   #2
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Chris,
Cams sent back for warrenty tend to be tweaked better than new off the shelf. Could be a never ending story going back to retailer.
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Old Jan 1, 2003, 11:45 PM   #3
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I just bought a refurbished camera, and there's one hot pixel similar to yours that shows up on every pic, and a couple more that creep up on exposures of .5 sec or so. I don't worry about it. Worst case scenario is that if it sticks out like a sore thumb, you can always edit it out if it bothers you.
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Old Jan 2, 2003, 12:14 AM   #4
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Could you give me a pointer to the "dead pix test program" that you refered to?
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Old Jan 2, 2003, 12:31 AM   #5
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You'll find DeadPixel Test here:

http://www.starzen.com/imaging/

If you look on our Digicam Utility Software page you'll find all sorts of hot and dead pixel correcting programs:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/digsoftware_utils.html

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