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Tiny spot on images

My camera is a few years old and until now has worked perfectly. I just got back from vacation and on almost all of the 700+ pictures I took have a spot (probably 1 pixel) in the same place. The spot is bright blue or a dingy white or sometimes white with a blue halo. I have cleaned the outside of the lens to no avail. Is there anything else I can do before taking it in somewhere for repair?

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  • David Zrubek Aug 23, 2007

    Alas, it is now fixed. I sent it to Panasonic to be fixed. Had I known how to properly take it apart and clean it, I could have saved a little over $160. I normally would have tried to take it apart & clean it but I really did not want to take the chance of screwing it up more. I have a lot of money invested in the camera and specialty lenses for it.

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Dirty ccd imager, thats all! since your unit lens is not dettacheable theres no way you can clean it. Better spend money on slrs cameras.. It always has a cleaning operating system.. a tiny speck of dust will appear as spot in the image cause ccd imager are too small ( the size is 1/4 or even 1/8 of an inch square).

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New camera - this is not going to get better

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    john ash Aug 23, 2007

    Well I am glad was so wrong.
    I should be wrong more often ;-)

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