I'm on my 2nd D3000 now (returned the first one) and I've found hot pixels in both.
When the picture is bright and there is ample lighting there isn't much of a problem. However when I shoot in low light and there's dark colors I always get hot pixels in the same place. I'm talking about viewing the image on a computer monitor (it's not the monitor). And I'm not even a pixel peeper or anything, it's quite noticeable without zooming into the picture at all.
I just find it disappointing that both cameras I obtained had this problem. I've seen this mentioned in reviews as well. Starting to wonder whether I should get another camera, I like the D3000 but I don't think I can bare knowing it has this defect. Thoughts? Anyone else have this problem with their D3000s?
gkaiseril Chicago, US Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Wed 27-Jan-10 02:42 PM
#1. "RE: D3000 and hot pixels" In response to Reply # 0
Hot pixels indicate a dead photo sensor. You will find these on some new cameras and any older camera can develop them with age. You can have Nikon tech support map them out like your computer can map out bad disk sectors.
With many advanced software products, you can clone out the hot pixel from the images until you can have your camera fixed.