I've just got hold of a Canon XL1S - and think I've got a dud !!
When you plug the camera into a TV, or watch a captured video, there's a small white dot on the screen (it happens to be just below the center of the screen and to the left hand side).
I reckon it's damaged pixel on the CCD, but I know this camera has 3 CCD's and so not sure how it works - but what I do know is that I can see it and it means the image is not perfect.
I also suspect that the 'fix' is a replacement CCD - or all 3 perhaps.
Anyone got any ideas as to whether I'm correct? - I'm no video expert, but do know a bit about technology and have seen the same issue on LCD projectors etc.
I also suspect that this is an expensive operation !!
Any one wth any idea of cost ?
I'd be grateful of a helpful response so I can try and find the person who sold it to me and get my money back, or get him to pay for the repair.
BTW - I'm based in the UK if that's any help.
I called Plymco in Plymouth, Devon and they said they'd not replaced any CCD's on this camera, and could not give me an extimate of the cost unless they checked it out first - which costs £40 plus postage (refundable against any work)
Can you help ?