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Old Dec 25, 2005, 11:14 AM   #11
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@roxydog:
I don't consider your nice baby picture as too soft. After all it was shot at 1/15 at mid tele range (the image stabiliser did a really excellent job) and with the contrast tuned down. For iso 50 it shows a bit too much noise, but what really concerns me are the dead pixels. There are quite a few of them and they show up also in IMG_8737large (the full size version, of course) as well. Dead pixels are not acceptable and you should return this faulty camera.
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Old Dec 25, 2005, 5:48 PM   #12
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Thanks Kassandro

I've had the dead pixels for a couple of months now and can't really see them when printing A4 size so was'nt too worried about them - and won't any new camera develop them as well??

Perhaps i should send it back and see if the warranty works

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Old Dec 25, 2005, 5:49 PM   #13
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Dead pixel " are you speaking of the speck on the baby's chin and the one on the chair back to the right? I just want to be sure I understand what you're referencing.
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Old Dec 25, 2005, 7:34 PM   #14
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In the attachment below you find the most visible dead pixel on the babys skin. Here you see that the dead pixel spreads to neighbouring pixels because of jpeg compression.
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you definitely should return the camera. I personally can't tolerate dead pixels and you certainly have the right for a camera without dead pixels. I would accept a dead pixel on the LCD, though, because it doesn't impact image quality. Show Canon the cropped pic below (made with the lossless jpegcrop) and they will certainly send you a new S2.

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Old Dec 25, 2005, 8:59 PM   #15
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Thanks again Kassandro

I think i willtake it back as they are more noticeable on nightshots printed at A4 - easy to remove but still a bit of a pain. I have read that all digi cams develop dead pixels - maybe some sensors are more prone to it than others - or it may be the environment you use them in that causes it. eg.high temp or electrical?

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Old Jan 9, 2006, 3:29 AM   #16
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Could this be a good reason to get extend warrenties on cameras? I've heard about a lot of dig cameras doing this .. from out of the box.. to extended use.
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