I have recently discovered a problem with my Olympus C4000.\nEvery picture I now take includes a small white dot. On magnification\nat 16x this appears to be 4 square pixels.\n\nI have yet to change the smart media card, but as the lens is clean,\nI believe this may be pixel failure on the CCD. Does anyone know the\nexpected lifespan of a charge coupled device, and will the problem get\nworse? Is there anything else I can do or try? Thanks in advance.\n\nAs my camera is just within one year old I am emailing my vendor where\nI purchased the camera from.