Is this a hot pixel?

Started Dec 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
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karet Contributing Member • Posts: 503
Is this a hot pixel?


My K20D has a very bright spot on the images. I first saw it this weekend and looking back I found it was not there on December 2 but it appeared on photos from December 6 but it was less obvious.

It must be the camera because it is independent of the lens used and even appears on a photo taken with the lens cap on. It's visible in jpg and PEF files.

I also found a small green hot pixel but that's hardly visible and doesn't bother me. This bright thing is larger than 1 pixel, what is it?

I included a crop. I tried to upload a full 14,6 megapixel image but got an upload error twice.

Is it fixable or is the camera a write off?

Thanks for your help,


K20D 1/15 sec F/4.5 iso 800

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