Defects between the layers of glass covering the sensor of a Canon EOS Rebel T6s/760D. Photo by Lensrentals.com, 2015

Canon USA has released a product advisory regarding the sensor defects on its Rebel T6i/T6s (750D/760D) that we reported on last week.

The company states that on certain cameras 'white spots may exist on the optical layer which may result in the appearance of dark circular patterns on the captured image under certain shooting conditions'.

These cameras will be repaired free of charge (though the start date is TBD) and models that have already been repaired will have a circular marking inside the battery door. 


This snippet from the official advisory provides the important details:

Affected Products

The phenomenon described above may occur in cameras whose first and second digits of the serial number are as set forth below.

Identification Procedure

Serial Number: [XXnnnnnnnnnn] 
EOS Rebel T6s: If “XX” is “01” or “02”, the phenomenon described above may occur.
EOS Rebel T6i: If “XX” is “01” or “02”, the phenomenon described above may occur.
“n” represents any digit.

NOTE: If the battery cover contains [a circular marking], the camera is NOT affected by the phenomenon described above even if the first and second digits of the serial number are of the numbers mentioned above.

Support

Potentially affected cameras will be inspected and affected units will be repaired free of charge. 

We are developing a solution and will inform you as soon as it is available.

Canon EOS Rebel T6s: tbd
Canon EOS Rebel T6i: tbd


For the full advisory and instructions on how to get your Rebels compared, click here.