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Old Dec 20, 2003, 12:03 AM   #1
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Hi there,
I am for just about a week the lucky owner of a C-5060 and so far quite happy. Everything works fine and toghether with the test reports that are bing published I think I made the right decision after more then a year of looking around.

But....


I found some pixels om my pictures that are not very cooperative and show up in different colors/contrast which is hardly noticble in pictures with a lot of information but becomes clear on blue skys etc. I know it is not noise because it is always at the same location.

My questions:

0) Do all cameras have this to more or less extent?
1) Could this be dust or is it definetly pixel malfunction?
2) It this normally covered under teh guarantee? (anybody experience) They would probably change the camera??
3) I read something about sotware to compensate this while doing photo editing?


Please help me if you can, because it make the very attractive camera suddenly a bit of a burden.

Thanks
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Old Dec 21, 2003, 8:12 AM   #2
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The Olympus 5060 has a bad pixel mapping function. Have you tried to run the pixel mapping program. Most digital cameras will have hot pixels at some point in the life of the camera.
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Old Dec 24, 2003, 10:42 AM   #3
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Thanks,

Yes, I tried teh pixel mapping function. and it seem that the pixel problems have gone. To be sure I have to check it once agian under "test" conditions.

By the way can you tell me what happens during teh mapping. I guess it is a reset function but doe it involve hardware or software??

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Old Dec 24, 2003, 11:16 AM   #4
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The mapping fix blocks the hot pixels from being used by the camera. Hot pixels are common among all brands of digital cameras.
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