I still think my D50 gives excellent results - however it has recently added a new feature which is only detectable on certain images (usually dark ones) of when showing pictures on a big screen or the computer.
Basically I have thin line down the middle of the image - starting about a third of the way down - with the top of the line showing as a round dot.
I have heard of the sensors etc being cleaned - but this sound more serious.
Elsewhere people have suggested getting an authorised dealer to send to nikon for assesement - but as ever - difficult to asses how much it is actually worth spending to fix.... given that the camera is 5 years old and I have seen them on sale for £150 on ebay. I guess spending say £100 might be worth it but any more than that I might as well just save the money towards a newer Nikon (body only) like the D90 and D7000 amongst others.
#1. "RE: Dead Pixel(s) and fine line down centre" In response to Reply # 0 Sat 30-Apr-11 11:58 PM by Floridian
Tallahassee, Florida, US
Sounds like something you can't fix yourself. I love my D50, but probably not enough to get something like this fixed. If it was my D50, I'd probably be looking into replacing it. The D90 and D7000 seem like good replacement candidates.
#4. "RE: Dead Pixel(s) and fine line down centre" In response to Reply # 3
Thanka for the replies. The problem remains when I switch memory cards. In terms of colour I'm not sure of the colour of the line itself, I think its white or very light anyway. I blew up one of the images to check the dot and this shows as light green and is in fact a cross of (what appears to be) 4 pixels (2 by 2).