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Can the sun damage the sensor on a mirrorless camera?

I'm researching a good technique for taking pics of the upcoming solar eclipse and I want to use my Sony NEX-6 mirrorless camera. I found this question here from 2010 but no one brings up mirrorless ...
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Can a camera or lens get burn in?

I took a picture of the sun today, and I was thinking about how the sun can damage your eye, I was wondering if the camera or lens could get damaged by this, or get burn in like some screens do?
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How to fix an image sensor damaged by long sun exposures?

I took a number of shots of the sun during mid-afternoon and now all my images have pink spot where the sun was. Is there anyway to fix this, or is it permanently damaged? The camera was pointed at ...
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Do I need a special filter to shoot candles without damaging my sensor?

The guy from the photo shop pointed out to me that I need special filters if I want to shoot directly to the sun with long exposures in order to not ruin the sensor. Is this the same when I shoot ...
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Do you need a solar filter for a wide-angle camera?

I'm trying to photograph the eclipse and we already have a solar filter for our telephoto lens. However, we have two cameras so we might as well use them. I've spent a fair amount of time searching ...
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How to take photos of a solar eclipse without damaging one's eyes or camera?

This upcoming May parts of the USA will experience a solar eclipse. So this leads to me wondering how you photograph the sun/solar eclipses and ensure that you do not damage the camera (or your eyes)?...
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What will happen to a camera if the relative humidity drops to less than 35%?

What will happen to a camera that is stored in an environment with a very low relative humidity? Will the camera crack, or what will happen? Will it be the same for DSLRs, non-weatherproof point &...
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Do I still need filters for photographing landscape under an eclipse, if I'm not zooming in on the sun itself?

Context: I find myself due to be in the path of the upcoming annular solar eclipse. This was unplanned and I am unable to get a proper filter delivered on time. The general consensus on the internet ...
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At which focal lengths is it ‘safe’ to have the sun in frame?

I've seen both beautiful wide angle pictures that include the sun as well as camera damage from pointing long lenses at the sun. At which focal lengths is it safe to have the sun in frame? assuming ...
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Is a strong ND filter a safe alternative to a "disposable" solar filter for eclipse photography? [duplicate]

I'm starting to gear up for next April's total eclipse since this time around they were considerate enough to route the path of totality near where I live. I've also never actually seen anything near ...
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Can Low speed shutter damage Camera in Bright light?

Can low speed shutter like 20sec in "Bright Light Condition" Damage the Camera? "Bright light condition" mean artificial lights and Indirect sunlight. Just like a picture tooked in a bright room with ...
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Can the sun damage a point and shoot camera's sensor even when it is off?

In a point and shoot camera, is the sensor exposed even when the camera is off? ie. If the camera is off, can the sun still damage the sensor?
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Does focal length correlate to the required ND filter in sun photography?

I got my hands on an M42 500mm lens and want to try sun photography. I also have a 2x and a 3x converter, thus I'm able to get a focal length range of 500-3000mm. Back in the day I bought a Baader ...
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Shooting Solar Eclipse with an ND 100000 Marumi - Mirrorless Camera

My gear: Sony Alpha A6400 (1.5x crop) Mirrorless Camera, Sony 70-200mm f2.8 G lens @ 200mm (300mm after crop), Marumi ND 100,000 Filter. The mirrorless camera does not have a mirror in front of its ...
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What does an image from sun-damaged sensor actually look like?

There is obviously a great concern on the Net about getting ones image sensor sun damaged. I am getting interested in what such damage would look like. I have Googled around some to try to find an ...
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