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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.

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4 Comments

  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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