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Black spot in screen

My camera has a little black spot, I can see it in the screen. First I thought it was something dirty, I have cleaned the lens and nothing has changed. The pictures como out with that little black spot on the lower right side. (see picture)
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  • svenpoech May 02, 2008

    Ok, I really can´t see anything between the lens, i have shaked the camera and the spot continues to me there. It is defenetly something in the lens, because when i zoom in the spot becomes more sharp. When I zoom out it fades away a little.



    The picture is taken out of focus to show the spot more clearly.



    Is the lens easy to take off and clean or should this be done by an expert?

    Thanks

  • rampam Oct 29, 2008

    We have a Sony Cyber-shot 8.1. When we take pictures, there is an image on all the pictures that looks like an arrow. It is located in the same spot on all pictures, just left of center.



    Can you help us determin what this might be?

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Nice picture illustrates the problem very clearly. It seems to be out of focus and as it is recorded on your pics ( as I understand), it must be something in the optics. See if you can peer down the lens at the front of the camera to see it there is something trapped between the lenses. You may need a strong light to do this. Shake the camera (gently) to see if it moves.

Let me know how you get on.

cheers

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  • boff1 May 02, 2008

    If I were you I would not try to dismantle the camera. If it is still under warrantly then take it back to where you bought it from. Camera lenses should be more reliable than yours is. It is too old for the warranty, ask a photo shop to have a look. It may be cheaper in the long run to buy a new camera!

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