I noticed yesterday this nasty bright green dot and line in recent photos from my Nikon D40:
Just to be sure, I did some more test shots tonight with my other lens, and it’s definitely there.
It doesn’t seem to be dust on the sensor. After some quick Googling, I found this guy, who had the same symptoms on a D40, and returned it under warranty as defective.
The D40 has a 1 year warranty on parts, so I guess I have to figure out how to get warranty service on it. Any pointers or ideas?
Update: Nikon’s Knowledge Base has an article about “banding” – vertical lines appearing in high contrast areas of photos. I don’t think that’s what this is – my line is green, has a bright dot on it, and always appears in the same place. Hmm…
Update 2: A ha! Here’s a Nikon KB article on “defect pixels”, that says if they appear consistently, you should have Nikon evaluate your camera. Bingo!