Pentax K100D Super - Hot Pixel?

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  1. kubel

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    I just bought a Pentax K100D Super, and I have noticed a green speck that appears in nearly every shot at the same location. It's too bright and fine to be dust. I read that this is common at longer exposures, but I'm noticing this problem off and on, even at exposures of 1/4000 second and at as low as ISO 200 (both, I have read, are at the extreme opposite end of when hot pixels are likely to show). Does this mean I have a bad sensor?

    I tried viewing some RAW files in Camera Raw 4.2 (Photoshop CS3), but it features a real-time hot pixel remover, so the green speck is gone a split second after I open the RAW file. Since I can see it in RAW (at least for a second), I'm fairly certain this isn't just JPEG compression causing it.

    I'm sort of confused as to what to do. Should I return the camera to NewEgg for a replacement (I think they offer a limited 30-day same-item-exchange policy on cameras)? Or send it in to Pentax for warranty repair? Or is this something so common that I shouldn't worry?
     
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    If you're not happy with the camera (and most wouldn't be with a stuck pixel), then I'd take advantage of NewEgg's exchange policy.
     
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    I just contacted NewEgg and they said they couldn't help since I remove the UPC codes from the box already. I guess I should have spent more time with the camera before doing that... My fault.

    Pentax says I have to wait 15-20 days plus the shipping time both ways. So that's like a month. This is so frustrating.
     
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