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Old Mar 22, 2008, 10:40 AM   #1
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On my nice new D40x I have noticed a couple of hot pixels ,looking back they have been there since day one .They show up at 1/15 at 600 iso in shade areas not far out from centre.My question is this , is it worth returning it to Nikon ? as I seemed to remember reading, that a camera can come back with more than it went with. I can get ridof them in P/Shop. I would appreciate the opinions of youexperienced DSLR guys.My old Panasonic FZ7 doesnt appear to have any, despite being a few years old. I apologise if this subject is a bit boring.
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Old Mar 22, 2008, 11:32 AM   #2
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If you only have a couple discernable hotpixels and are able to use PP to eliminate it, then it would be better that you keep what you have. It is true you may get a replacement that may have even more than what you have now. I am not sure how Nikon handles a hotpixel issue. They may remap your sensor, I don't know for sure.

Someone may say send it in as they feel hotpixels are unacceptable but it is inherent in digital photography.
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Old Mar 22, 2008, 3:22 PM   #3
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Hi deadshot,
I have a few on my D80 and I've decided not to do anything about them for the moment. I shoot RAW and use CS3 and ACR 4.xx which gets rid of them automatically...as will some other converters/software. Remapping the sensor is definitely what Nikon would do, and there has indeed been several reports of cameras being returned with more or at least different hot/dead pixels. It is indeed a fact of digital photography as vIZnquest points out and can happen even when you bring the camera home from the store fresh and new.

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Thanks for the replies fellas,much appreciated.
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