Hot / Stuck Dead Pixel on EOS 550d / Rebel T2i Camera in Movie Mode

On the low light shots I got a cyan pixel stuck in the bottom right area. It seems that pixel disappeared meanwhile but was there for an entire shotting session.
I’ll keep eye on it in future.
Meanwhile I read on dpreview forums that there is a way to force the FW of canon to remap those stuck pixels.
User Bambi Brown says the following:
“I took a photo with my lens cap on, manual mode 1/4s, ISO100 and verified the hot pixel’s there. With the lens still on, I went to manual (not auto) sensor cleaning in the XTi menu, started the procedure, I could hear the mirror flip up, I counted 5 seconds and turned the XTi off. Turned the XTi back on and with the lens cap still on, took another manual 1/4s, ISO100 shot and another at ISO1600. The red hot pixel is gone!”
There are some forum users confirming that.
Note: For seeing the stuck pixel watch the video in HD mode 720p, do a full screen and watch the cyan pixel left to the white arrow.



  1. just got the same problem except mines blue, ill have to try that

  2. Hi,

    just had the same Problem, except I had 3!! Red, Blue and Green :o)
    Tried the workaround and it looks like they are gone.

  3. I had the same problem, but it’s only visible on a black background

    How did you fix it?

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