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did the recorded video look the same? it wouldn’t be surprising if the grid of circles were artifacts on the LCD display.
otherwise, i’d have to actually see at least a still frame capture of what you are describing. there are are a lot of factors at play, most of them revolving around the lens itself. most pick-up problems disappear as the iris closes down and would occur anytime you pointed it at any bright spot, including specular highlights. since you didn’t mention this, i’m thinking it is either a display artifact or refractions by the lens.
check it out & let us know what you find.