Will pointing your camera at the sun cause damage?

Joe Baker's picture
Last seen: 1 year 6 months ago
Joined: 06/09/2009 - 7:12pm

Can someone help me answer a question? I own the Sony FX7; and the instruction manual says that the camera should not be pointed directly at the sun, and that doing so can result in damage to the unit. But lots of videos have shots of the sun in them. In fact, videomaker's Tips and Tricks has an instructional video on shooting the sun. Is there really a risk of damaging my camera? If so, what needs to be done to prevent the damage? Thanks!


Blake Larson's picture
Last seen: 8 years 2 months ago
Joined: 07/25/2009 - 4:06pm

You might want to look into a <span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif"; color: black; font-size: 7.5pt;">polarized or <span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif"; color: black; font-size: 7.5pt;">neutral density filter. They also make a big <span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif"; color: black; font-size: 7.5pt;">difference in outdoor video.</span></span></span>


Joe Baker's picture
Last seen: 1 year 6 months ago
Joined: 06/09/2009 - 7:12pm

Thanks for the tips guys. I really appreciate it.