Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 Digital Camera ?

I have a panasonic lumix dmc-fz18, it has developed what look like three dust spots on the sensor, its just over two years old, shouldnt this camera be sealed against dust? If the above is comfirmed then I assume the dust was in the camera from new, trouble is no one from panasonic wants to answer my e-mails!

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It's impossible to seal against the inevitable dust. The best we can do is protect our cameras as much as possible. If you want to be able to clean a sensor, you need to step up to a DSLR camera. Maybe you're ready...I know you will be very happy with one even though they are a bit of an investment to get started.
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