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Old Jul 24, 2002, 11:16 PM   #1
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Default Coolpix 5700 Sensor defect

Donít know if anyone else noticed but the images in Steveís 5700 show a pixel defect. Look at:

CAUTION!! This is the full size image, 1.6 Meg +

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2002_...s/DSCN0053.JPG

You have to look at the full resolution image, not the thumbnail. The easiest image to find it is the image of the boat, look just off the stern (back) behind the dingy. Once you find the spot, it can be seen on all the images in the review.


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Old Jul 25, 2002, 12:59 AM   #2
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Yeah, you can totally see it. It is a pre-production camera, so wonder if it was already busted before Steve's distributor sent it out or did it develop a failure under heavy/normal use?

What is the life of these ccd's? I figure they are like other devices of this nature in that usually a defect show up fast, but there is always the increasing chance of failure with age and use.

At least there is Photoshop and other apps for digital pics.

Another thing, Is that really one pixel? It looks like several together or would you need 5 million+ of those to make a pic of that quality and resolution.

I think one of the best things to do is put any device to heavy use for a period of the warranty and see if a failure waiting to happen takes place within that time frame.



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Old Jul 25, 2002, 1:23 AM   #3
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Default Not pre-production

Take a look at the top of the "Samples" page:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2002_...0_samples.html

it says "All pictures are from a production level CoolPix 5700 ..."
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Old Jul 25, 2002, 1:39 AM   #4
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Yes, but any digital can develop that ccd failure problem and are not most ccd's for digital cameras made by motorola or something? Which company produces the Nikon ccd for the 5700?
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Old Jul 25, 2002, 10:29 AM   #5
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I see five images with a boat...none with a dingy...which image # are you refering to?
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Old Jul 25, 2002, 1:14 PM   #6
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Answered my own question and found the hot pixel. Looks more like a hole than a pixel...either way it is ugly.
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Old Jul 26, 2002, 4:20 AM   #7
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There's actually a 2nd pixel error in all the shots... take a look at

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2002_...s/DSCN0119.JPG

... in the top-right corner, near the top of the chimney... it's green, it's ugly!
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Old Jul 26, 2002, 9:01 AM   #8
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Default Digital Dust - Not a big deal.

Holy cow. Do you guys remember what it was like in the darkroom? Taking meticulous care and oodles of time trying to make sure that no dust remained on the negative prior to making your prints?

Folks this is just digital dust. And literally a 1 in 2 million issue. You can make an action in Photoshop to take care of this kind of thing. If you really hate it, exchange the camera or have the manufacturer map out the bad pixel. Voila! No more problem!

It's a non issue.
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Old Jul 26, 2002, 10:57 PM   #9
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Default I like it, Digital Dust!

Is there a vacuum cleaner for this type of smutz?

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Old Jul 27, 2002, 12:34 AM   #10
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Is there a vacuum cleaner for this type of smutz?

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Yes! It's called Photoshop!
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