View Full Version : Long Exposures - Is it Possible to Damage the camera ??

Bill Christie
November 2, 2008, 05:23:21
Can taking a long exposure result in damage to the camera if you photograph a very (too) bright object?

Stefan Geissler
November 3, 2008, 14:03:52

Clearly no. No way to damage camera. (except you use a high power laser beam and burn holes in the CCD :-) )

August 17, 2014, 20:05:49
Do you have a guidelines for the characteristics of high power laser beam might burn holes in the CCD? I think I might have done this to my DMK 41BU02 camera, but burned the whole CCD by measuring beam diameters of a laser beam. The camera was working fine but now I get a completely white screen. Is the camera destroyed or is there a way I could fix it?


Stefan Geissler
August 18, 2014, 10:06:37
Well, if you burned a hole in your sensor, then it is gone. Sony does not provide guidelines for not burning holes into the sensor. However, the camera can be repaired, but it must be sent in.

I do not think, burning holes into the sensor is under warranty.