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I have a nikon d40 and a red dot shows up on all my photos, its small, but i would like it gone. what is causing it to do that? the camera is brand new

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I have a new camera that was doing the same thing. A red dot appeared in the same location on the photos, easily visible on dark photos taken of the night sky for eg.
I have an Olympus - went to the Olympus website and discovered Pixel Mapping which is a feature on new digital SLR's. After running the Pixel Mapping feature in my menu, the red dot disappeared. This is apparently quite common, but should not happen in a new camera - I'll be calling Olympus to find out why.
From what I've read on other websites, however, if your camera does not have this feature (check your manual), this would have to be done by the camera manufacturer.
Hope this helps - although the answer is out-dated!

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Dust on the lens. clean the lens with a soft cloth, make sure to to damage them though.

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