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Self Driving Car Sensor Destroys Man's Sony A7R II By Invisibly Burning the Sensor

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Self Driving Car Sensor Destroys Man's Sony A7R II By Invisibly Burning the Sensor

So the invisible LIDAR laser sensors in self driving cars are powerful enough to burn the sensor of a Sony A7R II simply by taking a quick photo of a car. Dang. Anyone sell laser filters for mirrorless? Better yet, I need to start wearing safety goggles wherever I go.

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2019/01/ma ... 98-camera/
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Jun 15, 2015
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i have small issues about my Sony a7riii, so i just called NA support, then they blame me " why you don't buy nikon d850?" i am so scared! so disappoint!
nikon z6/7 have eye-focus now , so I will not buy Sony any products. i will not recommend any Sony products for my friends or others.
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wildmen wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 9:06 pm
i have small issues about my Sony a7riii, so i just called NA support, then they blame me " why you don't buy nikon d850?" i am so scared! so disappoint!
nikon z6/7 have eye-focus now , so I will not buy Sony any products. i will not recommend any Sony products for my friends or others.
good job!
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almost find this hard to believe, even if they have no point lying about it

1. beam wasn't even directly into camera...45 degrees off
2. single, short exposure
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Lidars are constantly spinning and scanning. There's no harm for humans, I stood in front of one a foot away. I see just fine. I think.

Probably complete coincidence that his pixels died.

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