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Old Jun 16, 2007, 8:28 PM   #1
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I noticed this problem after getting out of the woods and into the sunlight.
Gallery of highly compressed JPG screen grabs here: http://spot.anunnaki.warpmail.net/

Seems the more light, the more the spot becomes visable. It's not like a bad pixel on my monitor, which simply is red always, it's a greyish blob that will fade in and out, but it's stationary. However, if the camera is set for video stabilization, it dances and bobs around. Heh-- I made sure there was no grime stuck to the lense.

I expect this need a factory fix to be corrected, and I'm waiting on a response from the company I bought it from. Kindly weigh in with your informed diagnosis or predicted outcome.

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Old Jun 16, 2007, 9:00 PM   #2
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That black spot is not a hot pixel, it is a piece of dust somewhere in the lens system or on the CCD. The fact that it changes sharpness with different focus points means that it is probably somewhere in the lens system. If you are lucky, it is on the outer surface of the lens and you can clean it off, otherwise the camera would have to be taken apart to fix the problem. I'm not sure how dustproof the Sanyo cameras are., I've had dust in both of mine.
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Old Jun 16, 2007, 9:37 PM   #3
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Brachiopod,
Thanks for responding. It's not dust on the lense, so I guess it is inside as you describe.document.write('[img]/forums/images/emoticons/icon_sad.gif[/img]');[img]images/emoticons/icon_sad.gif[/img]
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Ouch, that's a big smudge :sad:.Could you try blasting some compressed air (actually mine says "compressed gas duster")around the lens(might get in the same way the dirt did)?
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Old Jun 17, 2007, 12:18 PM   #5
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Thanks for the compressed air suggestion, Caelum. I wish I'd tested the camera in different light to start. Then I'd know if it were in there to begin with!

With the indoor lighting, not visible. With busy woodsy backgrounds, not noticible. First time I took it out in bright sunshine on gradated beach and sky, and found out about the problem.

Beyond the enclosed operation instructions, is there a checklist of potential issues for operators of new Xacti cameras? Might be a good thread.
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Old Sep 7, 2007, 2:28 AM   #6
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I don't think it is dust. I just posted to another area in the CG 65 forums that I had a problem with a black shadow or "ghost" in all my videos, especially those taken with lighter backgrounds, and it appears in EXACTLY the same position and looks EXACTLY like yours and your description of it being generally stationary but moving around at other times is EXACTLY what I experienced. And it is NOT visible in any still pictures, only video.

Now, what are the odds of two dust specks being in exactly the same area causing the exact same problem?

I don't know what it is, but I sent my CG 65 back because of it. I absolutely love the camera but I couldn't live with this.
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Look at the similar artifact in pictures from my CG65. I posted a movie still snapshot here: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=27

The resemblance is uncanny.
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