2004 Dirt on my Fuji 4900 CCD

One day I was showing my friend Tony the dark spots on my photos. He thought the spots on my photos were dirt specs on my CCD. He opened up the camera and sure enough he was right. He cleaned the CCD and now my camera is as good as new.

These are before and after photos taken with my Fuji 4900. There is also photos of the inside of my camera.

  • 12 years 3 months ago
    #1 --- Dirty CCD
    Hey, its just dust on the sensor. It happens mostly with the bigger more expencive Digital SLR cameras.

    It only is visible with higher F/stop #'s (smaller apperature size). Usually at f/8 it wont be visible.

    With small digital cameras with smaller sensors it probably appears in smaller FStop #'s as well, since this show clearly shows dust and it was shot at f/8.

    Also, its more noticible in things with even bright colours like the sky.
    And the camera is more likely to stop down (use higher f/stop #'s) due to the brightness of the sky in the photo.

  • Red Lion Images United States (Private)
    12 years 4 months ago
    #1 --- Dirty CCD
    Thanks for putting this up! I saw the same thing with my Canon Rebel XT when I shoot outside, especially when it is cool. It only seems to appear on the blue sky..wonder why.

    How much does it cost to get it cleaned?
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    13 years 3 months ago
    Fuji 4900 Disassmebled
    I am glad it still works but this is still another reason not to buy point and shoots from ebayers..... lol