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Old Aug 16, 2008, 6:11 AM   #1
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Hello,

I discovered a strange blue lense-flare when I am taking photos or filming indoors. (see attachment)

Does anybody know if my camera is defective ?



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Old Aug 16, 2008, 6:31 AM   #2
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I just checked mine and it is the same although very small and not as bright as yours. Those lights are very powerful though compared to my bedroom light. I don't want to sound glib but I guess if you don't film the ceiling near bright lights it won't be a problem.

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Old Aug 16, 2008, 6:58 AM   #3
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What could this caused by ? The lens ?

Could it be fixed via a firmware-update ?
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Old Aug 16, 2008, 7:17 AM   #4
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It is lens flare caused by the intense light reflecting off one of the internal lens. It can't be fixed by firmware and is also one of the reasons people pay thousands of dollars for high quality lens for their DSLR's.

If it really bothers you zoom in just a touch and it should disappear as it did on my camera.
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Old Aug 16, 2008, 7:42 AM   #5
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I have the same problem. To avoid this, make sure your source of light is behind you.
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Old Aug 16, 2008, 7:43 AM   #6
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It is lens flare caused by the intense light reflecting off one of the internal lens. It can't be fixed by firmware and is also one of the reasons people pay thousands of dollars for high quality lens for their DSLR's.

If it really bothers you zoom in just a touch and it should disappear as it did on my camera.
ill try that.
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Old Aug 16, 2008, 1:30 PM   #7
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Been said already so maybe I'm being redundant but yes, we all have that with our cams. It's in most consumer cams but it manifests different. The blue flare is probably one of the most noticeable and has turned diehard filmers sensitive to such abberations away from this cam. But, the Sanyo isn't the only one with this and personally I can live with it.



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Old Aug 16, 2008, 6:59 PM   #8
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I will try to zoom the picture when the flare appears again. I didnĀ“t recognize it at the cameras I had before but I sometimes have a white spot with my digital-camera which behavesthe same way..... ok, I can live with it. Thanks a lot for your informations. Now I know that my HD1010 is not broken.
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I'm wondering if a UV filter could help. I used to have a Fuji S5500 camera, on which I used a B&W UV filter for protecting the lens. The filter had a very nice coating that stopped internal reflections a bit.

Does anyone already tried a UV filter on the Sanyo?
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