Hey there everyone, I'm new here.
Just acquired an A7Riii
Anyhow... something weird happened that I never saw with any other camera I owned and now I'm worried I have a faulty sensor.
When I turned it on, even before popping some glass on (body cap was on ofc), the display was black as you'd expect, but there were some red pixels going around the screen.
In a particular area I wouldn't even call them "pixels" as the pixels are absolutely minuscule, it was square/rectangle of reddish color that didn't move or disappear. I immediately thought "great... hot pixels", so I popped my lens on to check.
After turning the camera back on, now with the lens on, I could still clearly see this red region there, both on the evf and lcd. I took a picture however and... it's gone.
And after that it's also gone totally.
Is there any initiation process going on with these cameras for the first time you run them?
Anyhow, I took a couple of shots and when pixel peeping I see here and there white pixels. I'll have to run a proper test, but I'd like to know if anyone experienced something similar?
Or is it common to have dead pixels on a brand new camera? I'd say no...