This is starting to REALLY get annoying. I had to send the first D80 back to the place I bought it two different times before I got one without a defect. The first time, it was a blop of crud on the sensor. The second time, there were little bits of crud rolling around inside the pentaprizm (or whatever that is called on a D80)... shavings of some kind rolling on the top of the focusing screen. The third one I got (knock on wood) has worked fine since. I bought a D80 for my wife, and after the first time we cranked it up to a high ISO, a green pixel started glowing. It continued to glow at any ISO setting. Sigh. Since it was past the two weeks that I could send it back to the place I bought it, I sent it in to Nikon. After stumbling around (and sending me a $150 bill for a warranty repair... long story) I got it back, this time working properly. We went out shooting this weekend and when I started looking at the pictures I found ANOTHER stuck pixel has developed. fortunately, it is near the edge (since we are planning a weekend of shooting) and the noise canceling works well enough to knock it out in the sky pictures... but after this weekend of shooting I am going to have to send it back in AGAIN. Really, I don't ask much from a DSLR... I just think it's fair to not expect to see growing globs in my pictures... When I ship this one off, I will have spent over $100 just in shipping fees for repairs for two brand new cameras in the last three months. Please take this into consideration if you are planning on buying a D80.