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Possible Duplicates:
Can the sun damage the camera sensor? Under what conditions?
Can a laser pointer damage the sensor in a digital camera?

I'm wondering (mainly out of curiosity) if it is possible to damage a DSLR sensor and/or other parts of a camera by exposing them to a direct, extremely intense source of light such as direct sunlight or a laser pointer.

Does anyone know anything about this or can anyone point me to some litterature? Thank you.

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Looks like duplicate of photo.stackexchange.com/questions/4016/… plus photo.stackexchange.com/questions/1186/… ; damage has been observed - photo.stackexchange.com/questions/2089/… –  Imre Jul 7 '11 at 8:09
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marked as duplicate by Imre, Matt Grum, Nick Miners, rfusca, Rowland Shaw Jul 7 '11 at 11:53

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