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01-23-2009, 10:44 PM   #1
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New k200d - Problem?

Hey Guys as the happy owner of a k10d, I suggested to a friend she give a k200d a try.

She just received the camera today and there is a disturbing problem, unfortunately I am 1000 miles away so I am trying to diagnose this long distance. When she takes a picture and then views it on the camera's LCD there are areas of green and red pixels, individual pixels but lots of them (thousands). At first I thought she had the bright/dark indicator on, but that wasn't it, its unchecked and they do not flash but remain steady.

However the images look fine on the pc, but the areas on the camera display are in darker areas but not black areas and are never the same pixels. I am including an image she took with her p/s of it, its not very clear but you can see areas around the dogs face with a green cast and that is it. Is this a defect or am I missing something?


01-24-2009, 12:36 PM   #2
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I can't tell *anything* from that picture. I'm taking your word for it that the big dark shape in the middle is a dog, but I don't see thousands of green or red pixels anywhere.
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It could be the settings for playback: bright/dark area. Look in the manual, pp 172, 212.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sinus007 Quote
Hi,
It could be the settings for playback: bright/dark area. Look in the manual, pp 172, 212.
Good luck,
For sure it's that

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Except the OP specifically said they checked the bright/dark indicator option, and it was *not* turned on.
01-24-2009, 03:26 PM   #6
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Give us the EXIF data for the shot when these pixels appeared.
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I'm working on getting both the EXIF from that pic and a clearer shot. From what she has described they are individual green pixels and some red pixels (predominately green) they are not in any pattern nor are they continous (as what you would see with the bright/dark setting enabled) they also do not flash (as the bright/dark feature does on my K10d, I would assume it is the same on the k200d)

I did find a whitepaper that indicates that the k200d will display red and green pixels when it detects an error on a pixel and uses the information from the neighboring pixel (and I know there is always a few dysfunctional pixels) but this is pretty widespread. And its also neither the darkest or lightest areas but somewhere in between and generally in the middle of the frame
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