Smudge help

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  1. Brian327

    Brian327 TPF Noob!

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    I bought a Canon S3 earlier this month and in the past few days have noticed a smudge in my photos. It is always the same size and in the same place, and is most noticable in darker shots. It tends to disappear in very bright scenes.

    Three samples right from the camera, the third is of a piece of white paper in low light with my uv filter removed, same spot.

    http://flickr.com/photos/9275072@N03/834538628/
    http://flickr.com/photos/9275072@N03/834538046/
    http://flickr.com/photos/9275072@N03/834538872/


    I've cleaned the lense as much as I can, it never changes. Is this the sensor? Will my mft warranty cover this? Thank you for any advice!
     
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    DeadEye TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Yes its on the sensor.. to test for dust or other crud on sensor use smallest apature ( largest number possible and shoot a pic of plain white surface) a wide apature will not show the dust as well in test shot. Try blowing the dust off with a air bulb. NEVER touch the sensor without the right sensor swab. Best to send it to pro for cleaning.
     
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    Hi Brian:

    If you look at the post from myself earlier in this forum I also had dust on my sensor. I used a blower and was able to get rid of the dust quite effectively as you can see in my after photo.
    I highly reccomend a good quality blower.

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    Paul.
     
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    This is a "DSLR-Like" point and shoot with a built in lense and digital viewfinder, is it possible to get at the sensor? I do not think I can remove the lense myself. If I can't get at it can a local camera repair shop? I'm on my last day of the Best Buy return/exchange period so if I can't solve it myself I might box it up and convince them to give me another. And I did notice that it was more visible in the smaller apatures. Thanks for the help!
     

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