Canon Recalls EOS Rebel T6s, T6i Due to Sensor Issues

Posted by at 12:30 pm on May 11, 2015

Some Canon EOS Rebel T6s and T6i DSLR cameras are reportedly suffering from problems with their image sensors. A number of the cameras have been found to have unfixable issues with the sensor, with a coating of white dots across the surface of the sensor causing a dark circular pattern to appear in photographs taken by the snapper in certain conditions.

Spotted late last month by Lens Rentals, the company noticed that out of the ten of each camera acquired for rental purposes, four of the T6s and two of the T6i were affected with the issue. The renting service found its technicians were unable to clean the white dots off, as they were under the top layer of glass, and therefore inaccessible.

Canon EOS Rebel T6s sensor
Affected Canon EOS Rebel T6s sensor via Lens Rentals

Engadget reports Canon has issued a recall for affected cameras, claiming the issue is caused due to “irregularities on an optical layer located in front of the image sensor,” acknowledging the white spot problem. It specifically notes that cameras with serial numbers beginning with 01 or 02 are likely to have the issue, though if the battery cover has a specific black mark, there will not be an issue regardless of the model number.

Canon advises that potentially affected cameras can be inspected, repaired, and returned to users free of charge in the United States.


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