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Originally posted by igigi
reply to post by Violater1
post by tarifa37
Brings up the notition that this is simply a black dot in the center of the sun, produced by the camera processor.
What causes the sun to appear as a black dot when I take a digital photo?
A digital camera has a electronic image sensor that converts light into an electronic signal. If an object is very bright, it can overwhelm the sensor. If you watch video shot with early digital video cameras, you'll see very bright lights show up on the recording as a bright vertical line. The engineers who designed cameras decided that wasn't a useful failure mode so they wrote instructions into the camera to shut off the pixels that got hit with the too bright light. Hence the black dot where the sun should be. Sources: en.wikipedia.org...
edit on 21-12-2010 by igigi because: in the... not int he!
Originally posted by eightonefive
I'm surprised as hell that the squad leader didn't shoot his buddy in the back in the first ten seconds of the vid when he ran in front of him. holy crap.
the dot is caused by the sun being to bright for the camera to focus on. nothing out of the ordinary. just like your eyes have limits, so do ordinary cameras.