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An instance of stuck or hot pixels?

trogon

Blue Rapids, US
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trogon Silver Member Nikonian since 31st Dec 2006
Sun 17-Mar-13 10:34 AM

I notice on most (but not all) of the images taken with my new D800 there is a vertical line of colorful pixels bisecting the frame. The line is always at the same spot. It seems more noticeable when shooting at longer exposures using live view but also can clearly be seen when handholding at faster shutter speeds. I'm going to contact B&H for an exchange, but I wondered before I do if anyone else has noticed such behavior or could tell me what I'm seeing. The line is visible on the attached image to the right of the window.

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JimH

Easton, US
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#1. "RE: An instance of stuck or hot pixels?" | In response to Reply # 0

JimH Silver Member Charter Member
Sun 17-Mar-13 12:32 PM

Looks fairly serious, I'd say the sensor is flawed, thats putting it nicely. Definitely return it for an exchange. Too bad you have to go through the hassle.

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HBB

Phoenix, US
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#2. "RE: An instance of stuck or hot pixels?" | In response to Reply # 1

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Sun 17-Mar-13 06:17 PM

Tom:

A simple test with another card should help pinpoint the problem.

If the problem disappears when you use another card, it is likely a bad card.

If the problem remains with different cards, it is likely the camera.

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Asgard

East Frisia, DE
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#3. "RE: An instance of stuck or hot pixels?" | In response to Reply # 0

Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004
Sun 17-Mar-13 06:19 PM

Most likely it's the Card.

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JimH

Easton, US
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#4. "RE: An instance of stuck or hot pixels?" | In response to Reply # 3

JimH Silver Member Charter Member
Sun 17-Mar-13 06:44 PM

I miss read the OP, I thought he stated that it's visible while using live view. Hopefully for his sake it is the card.

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trogon

Blue Rapids, US
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#5. "RE: An instance of stuck or hot pixels?" | In response to Reply # 4

trogon Silver Member Nikonian since 31st Dec 2006
Sun 17-Mar-13 08:34 PM

Well, for a moment my hopes soared high, but further testing with different cards showed the same pattern. It goes back to B&H. Thanks for the input. The card was the last thing I thought about!

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Timeshifte

Dayton, US
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#6. "RE: An instance of stuck or hot pixels?" | In response to Reply # 1

Timeshifte Gold Member Nikonian since 10th May 2012
Mon 18-Mar-13 05:38 AM

It looks like a bad address line on the sensor.

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