Canon 6D, do I need to worry about having hot/dead pixels from day one?

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PeterTX Contributing Member • Posts: 933
Canon 6D, do I need to worry about having hot/dead pixels from day one?

Coming from a Nikon D90 that I recently sold in order to move to full frame I am a bit nerous about having hot/dead pixels from day 1. They developed over time with the D90, had Nikon remap it for nice chump of change, $200, only to find new ones develop less than a year later.

I really liked the camera but this issue and the noise at higher ISO has made me sell it and currently I am looking at either Sony A7 or Canon 6d. I like the 6D with its wifi and GPS, high ISO, low light focus capacility while the Sony offers a small size, almost as good IQ and built in re-mapping of hot/dead pixels.

So for you 6D owners have you had hot/dead pixelks from day 1 or had them develop over time since you bought the camera last year? I know that you will get some hot ones when you go real high in ISO but I am talking about the 400-16oo range, not 6400-25k.

Also appreciate any other thoughts.

Thanks

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Fog Maker Senior Member • Posts: 1,850
Re: Canon 6D, do I need to worry about having hot/dead pixels from day one?

PeterTX wrote:

Coming from a Nikon D90 that I recently sold in order to move to full frame I am a bit nerous about having hot/dead pixels from day 1. They developed over time with the D90, had Nikon remap it for nice chump of change, $200, only to find new ones develop less than a year later.

I really liked the camera but this issue and the noise at higher ISO has made me sell it and currently I am looking at either Sony A7 or Canon 6d. I like the 6D with its wifi and GPS, high ISO, low light focus capacility while the Sony offers a small size, almost as good IQ and built in re-mapping of hot/dead pixels.

So for you 6D owners have you had hot/dead pixelks from day 1 or had them develop over time since you bought the camera last year? I know that you will get some hot ones when you go real high in ISO but I am talking about the 400-16oo range, not 6400-25k.

Also appreciate any other thoughts.

Thanks

I really had no problems with the 5D mkII

But the 5D IIIs are a different story, since I have

noticed several. I don't like it and can't decide

if it is worth sending them in - especially

since I have shot all video material with

others cameras since I got them, but

will be using them pretty soon

Yes, its the reality of digital, but still

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Nigel Wilkins
Nigel Wilkins Senior Member • Posts: 1,006
Re: Canon 6D, do I need to worry about having hot/dead pixels from day one?

PeterTX wrote:

Coming from a Nikon D90 that I recently sold in order to move to full frame I am a bit nerous about having hot/dead pixels from day 1. They developed over time with the D90, had Nikon remap it for nice chump of change, $200, only to find new ones develop less than a year later.

I really liked the camera but this issue and the noise at higher ISO has made me sell it and currently I am looking at either Sony A7 or Canon 6d. I like the 6D with its wifi and GPS, high ISO, low light focus capacility while the Sony offers a small size, almost as good IQ and built in re-mapping of hot/dead pixels.

So for you 6D owners have you had hot/dead pixelks from day 1 or had them develop over time since you bought the camera last year? I know that you will get some hot ones when you go real high in ISO but I am talking about the 400-16oo range, not 6400-25k.

Also appreciate any other thoughts.

Thanks

I've had no problems with mine.  However, even if I did, it's only 1/20000000th of the image area, so I'm sure I could live with it using Lightroom to automatically clone them out.  I'm sure Canon would map them out under warranty for the first 12 months.

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Jimmy K.
Jimmy K. Contributing Member • Posts: 715
Re: Canon 6D, do I need to worry about having hot/dead pixels from day one?

With any camera, you should not be overly concerned.  However, it doesn't hurt to check this out.

When I got the 6D, I did the lens cap test.  If there were any issues, I could return the unit.  There were no dead pixels.  There were some minor hot pixels.  If I recall correctly, it was like <20 pixels with slightly higher signal.  It was much better than D7000, which was pretty good too.

I have used 6D for 9 months.  I have no noticed anything in real usage.  I have not done any lens cap testing, and I do not want to.  Unless it is something I can see in photo, I don't want to go looking for issues that I cannot see.  And there is nothing I can do now, other than to ship to Canon for mapping.

Marx81
Marx81 Regular Member • Posts: 432
Re: Canon 6D, do I need to worry about having hot/dead pixels from day one?

It's about one year since I got my 5D3 and never observed this problem .

http://www.flickr.com/photos/marxx/

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billythek Veteran Member • Posts: 5,260
Re: Canon 6D, do I need to worry about having hot/dead pixels from day one?

If you do a manual clean for about a minute with the lens cap on, should save you $200.

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1170332

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