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Spot showing on pictures and can be seen through viewfinder. Lens appears to be clean on outside.

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Could be a pixel out on the CCD (part that records the picture) or a bit of grit, turn digital zoom on, zoom till digital zoom is just enabled (first marker), then take a picture of white wall/paper, digital zoom fully, take another picture. If the spot has moved then it is the CCD, if it hasn't then it's in the lens. If it's in the lens, take white pictures but give the unit a gentle tap between pics, if it moves it's a piece of grit. Either way it will need to go for servicing. A faulty pixel can be "remapped".

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Your fault is a dirty image sensor. You can buy sensor cleaning kits, but if you're inexperienced with them or trying to clean the sensor in a dusty environment you'll just make matters worse. Many camera shops offer sensor cleaning while you wait at relatively low cost. The reason you don't see the dirt when taking the picture is either because you're looking through the optical viewfinder or because the LCD screen simply doesn't magnify the image enough to show the marks which are present in the image.

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Its pretty rare for dust to get inside the viewfinders unless they had previously been open for a repair, so theres a good chance its stuck to the focussing screen. Don't touch it with solution or your finger though as the screen can be damaged easily.

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