I finally ordered an LX5, after having lived and learned with a now beloved (albeit stupid) FS7. Part of the reason that I've done so is that I've grown as a photographer, and really like it, and I love my little powerhouse, but there specs on either the inside of the glass/lens, or on the sensor. I don't know enough about the mechanics of cameras to be sure. When I zoom out, at the 4x limit, they start to show up; otherwise, it's just fine, w/no visible effect. Here are two examples of the "non speck view"..... And here's up close and speckish I have never had a camera repaired before, so I have no idea what to expect for a ball park sum of how much a cleaning/repair might run, or if it would even be worth it for a camera that originally likely cost around $160 or so. But I love this thing. Anyone have any ideas about this? I live very close to a Samy's in L.A. (on Fairfax). Would they be able to do this, or would it have to be shipped off? Thanks for any advice you can offer.