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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.

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    Are you absolutely sure it isn't just the cold? The symptoms you describe don't sound super likely from getting a setting sun in the frame at 18mm – mattdm Sep 20 '18 at 3:38
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    How cold is "cold?" How do you know it is not the cold? – Michael C Sep 20 '18 at 4:02
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    How long was the camera cold, and how cold was it? – scottbb Sep 20 '18 at 6:42
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    1/640s and f/13 don't sound like an issue - I make photos with the sun in them all the times, at "even" slower shutter speeds and with wider apertures. Not that my experience with Canon cameras can rule out a sun damage in your Nikon with 100% acuity, but if values above f/13 and 1/640s would be necessary to not damage the sensor if the sun was somewhere in a frame, we would certainly read advice about this somewhere. – flolilo Sep 20 '18 at 8:29
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    1/640s f13 and iso200 at 18mm is not enough to damage the sensor in the way you are describing even when photographing the sun directly in the middle of the day. this cannot be the problem. you should try to take off your lens and take the camera in the mirror cleaning status so you can look at the sensor and see if you can detect a defect visually. otherwise i would try to go to a camera shop and ask if they could take a look on it or repair it. but before you do this save your images ;) – LuZel Sep 20 '18 at 12:08

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