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Spots on Image sensor?

On all of my photos, especially ones taken outside, there are 4 or 5 distinct small dark spots/dots where it looks like there must be something on my image sensor. We live in Hawaii and we're at the beach often so I'm sure sand is quite a possibility! But to me it looks more like a water spot or something. I've tried air can, soft brush, micro-fiber cleaning cloths....Nothing will work. I can't get to it at a very good angle b/c the function I'm suppsed to be able to use to move it for cleaning does NOT exist. Do I need to take it in somewhere to be professionally cleaned? Where does that? And is it terribly expensive? Or is there something else that will work? It's getting really old having to edit EVERY photo haha!

Thanks so much!
~ Melinda

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  • rndmideas Nov 16, 2007

    I'm having the same problem, but i'd had this issue since day 1.
    luckily i can still return it. are the spots worse in high contrast
    shots?

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Putting it in P mode and cleaning the sensor worked. Now why didn't they tell you in the manual that it needed to be in P mode??? Thank YOU!!!!!!

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The spots will get more visible if you use low apertures like 11 and above.

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Put in p mode and go to the sensor cleaning function you need whats called a lens pen it will clean those spots easy just be gentle.

Posted on Nov 17, 2007

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