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Rant: New G10 with dust on the sensor

 
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Oct 25, 2008 08:09 |  #1

I received my brand new G10 yesterday, took it our for some shots and, after down loading the pictures onto my PC discovered a big nasty dust spot in the sky. I then took a controlled picture at f/8 of the blue sky and yes, there it was again. I had the exact same problem with my G7 years ago. I had to send it to Canon to get it cleaned - I guess the G10 will take the same journey. Too bad Canon does not assemble these great cameras in a clean room - at least the sensor part should be handled in such a clean environment. Other than that, I love the camera and the wider lens is very much appreciated.

Have a great weekend everyone!




  
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Oct 25, 2008 21:38 |  #2

I think I would be marching it back to point of purchase and demanding a new one, especially after only one day!


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Oct 28, 2008 09:49 as a reply to  @ BobsYourUncle's post |  #3

Thats really too bad. That was why I got rid of my G9 because the warranty was up and it had already been in twice for cleaning and the next time was going to be on my dime. My G7 also had to go in twice for cleaning.

Canon needs to look at their lens design because as it closes it sucks in dust that can get down to the sensor. They obviously know about this issue because they clean thousands of cameras under warranty. Yet they still do not do anything about it.vmad

I was waiting to see dpreview's full test on the G10 before I made up my mind, but now my mind is made up. No G10 for me.

I will be getting the new Panasonic G1 for a compact camera. That way at least I can remove the lens and clean the sensor myself. I'm still going to keep all my Cannon D/SLR gear but just use the G1 for the times I need a quiet compact.


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