I just replaced my D60 again at Best Buy (the first one had a dead pixel somewhere) and the second one I just got has the same issue! Should I just return it and not deal with a D60? I am kind of frustrated.
I love the camera and all but I never expected this from Nikon.
It would help if you posted a 100% crop (something like a 360 x 240 portion) of a full sensor size shot (3472 x 2592) of a white cloud or brightly lit white wall that contains what you think is a dead pixel. The same sensor is used in the D40x and D80 and there are many out there without dead pixels.
Hi RoadKingMoe, the red circle is exactly what the problem is (it is hot pixel) the other 2 are just rust (what I've shot). Anyways I just exchanged it for a new one, I hope third time is the charm. Is Nikon Q&A going out the window? Or is it understandable in such lower end DSLR cams?
Tue 27-May-08 01:12 AM | edited Tue 27-May-08 01:38 AM by SDAVE
Ok just had a chance to shoot with the new D60, from the test it seems that there are no "hot" pixels on the sensor! However, there is one stuck pixel on the LCD monitor, but I can live with that. As long as it's not on the sensor I'm good. But it is kind of annoying it's dead center :\
I don't get it, I buy new stuff and I always get trouble...I buy used stuff and never have problems with them.
You did what I would've... returned it again. All sensors have dead/hot pixels--bound to have a few out of millions. They're supposed to be mapped out at the factory so you don't see them. They can crop up later and you can deal with them in post-processing or send the camera back to Nikon to be remapped for $.
Wed 28-May-08 01:37 AM | edited Wed 28-May-08 01:40 AM by SDAVE
hehe I did something else, I returned the D60 again and this time I bought a D80 Outfit. MUCH better camera, a little heavier/bigger but it feels so good in my hands. The professional features are outstanding and I felt that I would eventually outgrow the D60...It was only a $120 difference anyway (I got a good deal at Best Buy). But thanks for the reply and the help!
I just need to upgrade to a 18-200mm Nikkor VR lens so I won't have to lug around 2 lenses. The kit lens is 18-135mm but has no VR...I'm selling it if anyone is interested. It's still an awesome lens.
P.S. Initial tests show zero hot pixels and stuck pixels on the LCD. It seems that Nikon kind of cheaped it up with the D60 line.
If you don't know where it was, it must not have affected your images much. You may have a hot pixel, not dead. What ISO do you shoot at, and do the "dead pixels" show up in an image or some "test" you're doing?
Many cameras have hot pixels, Nikons, Canons, etc., especially at higher ISO.
Hmmmm....... The D60 has so many problems, in so many forums. I think the dead pixel thing also relates to other cameras (I've spoken to a few people having the same problem with the D80). Here's a thread I contributed to on the subject:
I think this is a real shame. Nikon are surging ahead right now with a lot of excellent products (absolute class leading technology), but there are definitely some quality control issues. If you get known for having quality control problems, that's the worst thing that can happen to your brand. I know everyone's going to shout me down and say that either: -everyone has dead pixels (er, not as far as I know) -only a few people have these problems (but then why so many threads on the subject on different forums?)
Come on, Nikon, get back to what you;re famous for - quality!
Mon 30-Jun-08 09:24 AM | edited Mon 30-Jun-08 09:28 AM by sorin
so being a canon user you must be using photoshop right? or lightroom. there isn't an NX raw editor for canon. well adobe doesn't display hot pixels you know.
did you do the canon's dark frame trick when you clean your camera? you should or you'll see hot pixels.
we had canon at work for such a long time, all have enough hot pixels. 5D, 30d, 40d all have them. servicing or the dark frame solves the problem for a while, but it just disables the bad ones, it isn't a fix or higher QC. check pentax, olympus, sony and see what you find.
I appreciate what you're saying here, and that you're a fan of Nikon. This is all very well, but so many people are having quality control issues with their D60. The idea should be to put pressure on Nikon, not on those people who are pointing out the problem.
The reason people are fed up with this is because Nikon Support are so ineffective about it - everyone who contacts them about the flickering LCD screen issue, for instance, is told that there is no such problem. Continuous denial is going to go badly for Nikon and its users.
I actually have both Canon and Nikon. I intend to keep my D50 for quite a while. It's a superb camera, and was the last entry model made before Nikon went down the 'second class citizen' approach of the D40/40x/60.
show me other manufacturer without hot pixels and i'll personally put pressure on nikon. i'd better put on canon first since 5d and 1d mkIII are a lot more expensive. check one of the biggest canon fan forums, dpreview, see what others say.
but not home pixel maping from the camera menu canon-style or "i use only photoshop and don't see any hot pixels". a clean sensor at any iso possible.