I'm a new photographer and yesterday someone told me that I should never point my camera (I have a mirrorless camera) toward the sun as this can damage the sensor. I went back and checked and I saw several photos I took that had the sun in them.
If I can look at the sun directly with my eyes when I took the photo without glaring my eyes, does that mean the camera sensor should be ok to shoot a picture with the sun in it? Basically, can I use my eyes as a pre-screen to see whether the sun is too bright for the camera sensor?
If I take a picture of the sky or mountains with the sun in view in the picture, is that the same thing as pointing the camera at the sun?