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Old Mar 24, 2003, 12:32 PM   #1
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Default C-300 produces random spots

Since a couple of months I own a Olympus C300 digital camera. I'm very pleased with this camera, except for one thing. Since last weekend, I get random "spots" (they look like drops of milk!) in pictures I take. At first I thought the lense to be filthy, buf after cleaning it nothing changed. The spots occur at random, just like the number of spots. Sometimes I can shoot 50 pictures without spots, sometimes there are more than 10 consecutive pictures with the spots in them. The number of spots is random as well; some pictures have just 2 in them, others over 50!

Could you perhaps tell me what the origin of my problem is? I already swapped my memory but that didn't work for me.

I'll attach a cutout of a picture with some spots in it, to show you how these spots look like.

I've heard from people with Canon A40, 60 and 70 about the same problems. Anybody?
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Old Mar 24, 2003, 6:34 PM   #2
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Just out of curiosity, are you using a fresh set of fully charged batteries?

It could be that your batteries are ending their useful life span and not providing enough current to properly power the camera.

Try a new, fresh set and see if you still get the random spots.

Please report back if it helps.

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Old Mar 24, 2003, 8:37 PM   #3
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Or, if you are using flash, dust!
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Old Mar 25, 2003, 1:42 AM   #4
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I agree with flash and dust. Check out this thread titled, "artifact in picture question" and the picture link there (look at the white blob in the centre in the water...look familiar?):

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