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DSLR in liveview damage?


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It causes it to heat up giving an "ampglow" effect on subsequent images until it cools down...

I try and avoid using it as much as possible.. even the short periods of liveview that were used in APT to allow "mirror lock" delay would cause artefacts...


Edited by Psychobilly
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As soon as the mirror is up photons are reaching the sensor and it will heat up, even if the image is not displayed on screen. I agree with Billy in that the damage will be in thermal noise and amp glow artifacts left behind as a result of it.

In more recent camera models, video is added and this function relies on the mirror to be up while recording... so I would tend to think that it would not damage the sensor permatenlty... but your images taken with a hot sensor afterwards will be negatively affected until it cools down

Guylain - creator of BackyardEOS

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