Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
10-31-2009, 08:05 PM   #1
Inactive Account




Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 14
Hot pixels - K7

I have done a search and found a couple of similar things but I haven't quite got the answer I'm after. I hope I'm not repeating anything too much.

I bought a K7 a couple of months ago. After downloading some photos last night I noticed a number of hot pixels on my images when I zoomed in slightly. Now, I know these come with the territory of dSLRs and there are ways of dealing with them, however how many is a concern? I gather a few is ok? I'm asking this because although this is my second dSLR, my istDs didn't seem to show up any, or at least nothing obvious that I have seen.

The couple of pictures I took had dots ALL over the image and there are far too many for me to count. I ran the pixel mapping option on the camera and it's certainly improved. Unfortunately I have a heightened awareness for problems with my camera now because 5 days of owning it I was doing a firmware update that disabled the camera. The processor was 'fried' so I was told. I don't mean to alarm anyone because knowing me, it was proabably something I did despite following the instructions. It was away for repairs for 6 weeks and then I had to return it again because one of the seals was left hanging out after the camera was put back together again! Needless to say, I'm hesitant to do any updates on it!

So shall I just leave it at that? or should I have the camera looked at if I'm getting that same level of problem again? Thanks for any input, I'm just not sure if I'm expecting too much

10-31-2009, 08:13 PM   #2
Damn Brit
Guest




Hot Pixels are something we have to live with. If you send it in, you will soon have new ones.
If you shoot RAW, PP software should extract them automatically.

Moved to Beginners Q&A where this question will benefit more people.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, couple, k7, pentax help, photography, pixels
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any hot pixels on your K-5? Raybo Pentax K-5 54 12-15-2010 01:51 PM
Hot Pixels GregK8 Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 8 03-04-2009 07:17 AM
hot pixels cobra333 Pentax DSLR Discussion 4 01-20-2009 07:21 AM
Hot pixels richard64 Pentax DSLR Discussion 4 08-05-2008 05:50 PM
hot pixels silverknight Pentax DSLR Discussion 4 03-30-2008 08:48 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:20 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top