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Can concert lasers damage cell phone cameras?

It is common for concerts or disco parties to use laser beams to animate the presentation of the artists. That is why this moment is exciting for the public and they decide to record it in videos. However, what they do not know is that these strong lights can damage the camera of the cell phone.

According to Infobae, the laser used in concerts has too intense a light that damages the camera sensor and, if the large charge of energy points directly at it, it can damage or burn it.

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Sony, for its part, confirms that the laser beam damages the sensors and that it is best not to expose our cameras to this type of light.

They can damage the image sensor and cause the camera to malfunction.”, he pointed out on his blog.

What is a camera sensor?

It is a key piece in the camera, since it manages to capture the light and, therefore, high-quality images and videos as well.

They are divided into two types: CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor) and CCD (Charge-Coupled Device.

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On the other hand, is it possible to fix an already broken sensor? Infobae points out that no, since the damage caused is “irreparable”

The electronic components of the sensor can be burned or damaged, causing the camera to malfunction”, indicates the medium.

So, the best way to prevent our camera from breaking down is to put it away when the laser show has started.

Source: Elcomercio

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