Constant Red Pixel

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  1. BrandonS

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    I just noticed that I always have a red dot in the same area on all my pictures. It just so happened to show up on something black and was noticeable. It's on my D-80 and it's only 3 months old. Would this be something they would fix under warranty?
     
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    I've noticed it every once and a while on my pics as well, I think the warranty should cover it, contact them. But its an easy clone to get rid of it so Im not gonna bother, until something worse comes up.
     
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    It's just a hot pixel. They come and go over time, but the more crammed sensors (like this one) happen to be more prone to it. I wouldn't worry about it unless they're dead-center in the frame because they're invisible in prints and also very easy to clone out. You can send it back to Nikon and they'll re-map out the hot pixels for you, but there's no guarantee that a few months later a new one won't pop up elsewhere. I was pretty upset about this too when I got my D80 and noticed it, but they don't even bug me anymore.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I guess I'll just leave it be if they come and go. Sounds like it'd inevitably happen with another sensor anyway. It's slightly left of center.
     
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    If it happens with fast shutterspeeds and low ISOs then I would send the camera in to have it mapped out. If it happens only at lower shutter speeds (1/20 and down) or higher ISOs well get used to it. That just happens to be the pixel that gives up first when you push your sensor a bit.
     
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    Canon has a dust data thing, does nikon have something similar?

    Like take a picture of a white piece of paper, camera detects the non white piece?
     
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    They do, but I am not sure if it would work on a dead pixel. Worth a try though. Although the problem is if I recall correctly you need a copy of Capture NX to do it. The upside is the 30day trial should be more than sufficient.
     

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