Excuse the image of the random cat, but I noticed these random purple spots/lines in all the pictures I've taken today. They're in the same location and in the same shape so have I damaged the sensor?

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    What exact model? The odd thing is, grunge on the sensor usually only looks sharply defined at f/11 or above while the picture certainly looks very unlike one taken at f/11 or above :) Unless it is ACTUAL sensor damage (as opposed to scratches in the sensor filter), eg by focused sunlight, laser, manufacturing defects... – rackandboneman Feb 4 '19 at 13:15
  • Canon 200d. It was taken at f1.8 @ 1/125 sec ISO 100. I've had this for 5 months and this is the first time its happened. – user81758 Feb 4 '19 at 13:18
  • I'm not sure actually. I just mentioned me possibly damaging the sensor because it's been stored in a room for about 2 weeks, temperature was cool and placed within its bag. So I'm not sure how it could've been damaged. – user81758 Feb 4 '19 at 13:38
  • There have been previous questions here with examples that demonstrate the same characteristics. So far, I don't think anyone has come up with an obvious explanation. – Michael C Feb 4 '19 at 16:11
  • Two questions: First, have you checked for water spots on the back of the lens? Second, do these show up in RAW or only in JPEG? (I doubt this is a weird out-of-gamut/truncation bug, but you never know.) – dgatwood Feb 4 '19 at 22:40

It looks like green sensels have gone dark. Lasers can cause damage like this.

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  • It hasn't been exposed to any laser light so not sure that's the reason. I shoot in the mornings and indoors at that. And it wasn't in use for 2 weeks where again, no lasers or direct exposed light. – user81758 Feb 4 '19 at 15:58
  • If it ain't radiation damage of some sort, the only likely explanation short of an electronic defect is crud that found its way below the IR/AA filter ... ouch. – rackandboneman Feb 4 '19 at 20:24
  • ...or ESD damage, possibly? Would be extra ouch... – rackandboneman Feb 4 '19 at 20:31

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