I have a Nikon D7000 with a AFS Nikkor 18-200 Dx with VR. I took a pix of the sun going behind a mountain, trying to NOT get the sun directly, but I did. It was 1/3 way down but still bright . The camera took the pix. It was in Program mode, ISO 200, F13, 18mm.
When I tried to take another pix, all I got was the sound of mirror opening and closing. The menu only shows the remaining images amount and it flashed "error". Nothing else is working, except the menu light. It was also cold outside. So I put the camera away.
However, it is not the cold. No metering is happing. No image is being recognised. I have shot at or had the sun in so many photos and this has never happened.
Any idea if I burned out the sensors?
I am traveling. This horrible.