Does this sound like a sensor defect on a Panasonic GF1?

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by vick_ko, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Does this sound like a sensor defect on a Panasonic GF1?

    Sorry, I couldn't find a section on Panasonic cameras.
    All my photos now have a line, that is in the upper left quarter of the frame, that goes 1/4 to 1/3 way across the frame.

    Enlarging the photo to 8:1, it looks like the line is 1 pixel wide (with the 2 adjacent pixel lines about half as dark), and pretty much straight.

    Should I be treating this as a manufacturers defect and be sending this back?

    Is there a "dead pixel" routine that I run to get rid of this?

  2. If the line is dark, then it's a dead pixel problem, and if it's light it's a hot pixel problem. In either case, running the "Pixel Refresh" routine may map it out. If not, then you'd have to send it back to Panasonic to replace the senor unit.
    I have a G1, not a GF1, so I don't know for sure where Pixel Refresh is in the menu scheme of the GF1; it's probably the last entry of the"Custom" menu, but check the manual if you can't find it.
  3. Yes. You have a problem. Send it back, even if you can map it out. One line of missing data for full price is not worth it.
  4. The vendor has agreed for me to return it.
    I'll be digital camera-less until further notice.
    Thanks all for your input.
  5. Interesting, it sounds like it would be a good idea to take a few test shots of dark and light surfaces when you first get your camera.

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