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Camera glitch at night

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Camera glitch at night

Hi folks, been very happy with my Xperia 5 since I bought it a month ago

However, I discovered a glitch that appears when the camera (photo and video) is active at night. It looks like the camera reflects it from the shiny objects in the viewfinder, but I can tell you it ruins the whole video. I uploaded a video of it on youtube so you can see it and also a photo.

 

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFpliasFoVU

Photo: https://imgur.com/a/wMRPuRo

 

Does anyone else have this? I am thinking that this is a hardware error in my handset. The ultrawide camera does not show this glitch, only the main camera. Can anyone advice me on this? Many thanks.

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Re: Camera glitch at night

@VaioXperia 

This is a lens flare, a reflection of light within the lens. It's physically normal and common for all cameras, nothing you can do about it except for keeping the lens clean to minimize the effect.

 

The reason why this reflection is not visible in the ultrawide lens is that this lens has a different curvature which leads to a different reflection behaviour.

 

Anyhow, you shouldn't point a camera directly to a light source as the resulting photo or video can't be good due to the necessary dynamic range. HDR nowadays surely helps but it's better to avoid such difficult scenarios in the first place.

 

@James41

Your sarcasm doesn't really help. If you are unhappy with Sony just open your own thread to discuss the matter or take it to customer service. 

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Re: Camera glitch at night

Hi @VaioXperia 

That is really annoying!

Maybe you can pick up some tips here ?


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Re: Camera glitch at night

I never realised it to be a glitch.... 🤣

I have the same on my xz1 compact and xz2 compact...

You will also notice this when you point your camera towards the sun

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Re: Camera glitch at night

is common for most cameras.

Some suffer more, some less.

Read about it.

<camera green flare> <lens flare>

 

BTW Did you already try startpage.com as a more privacy and less advert prone search machine?


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Re: Camera glitch at night

The camera video looks terrible.

 

But since you say you are very happy with your Xperia 5, you should accept everything about it, including its shortcomings and flaws. 

 

Thank you for supporting Sony Xperia.

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Re: Camera glitch at night

@VaioXperia 

This is a lens flare, a reflection of light within the lens. It's physically normal and common for all cameras, nothing you can do about it except for keeping the lens clean to minimize the effect.

 

The reason why this reflection is not visible in the ultrawide lens is that this lens has a different curvature which leads to a different reflection behaviour.

 

Anyhow, you shouldn't point a camera directly to a light source as the resulting photo or video can't be good due to the necessary dynamic range. HDR nowadays surely helps but it's better to avoid such difficult scenarios in the first place.

 

@James41

Your sarcasm doesn't really help. If you are unhappy with Sony just open your own thread to discuss the matter or take it to customer service. 

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Re: Camera glitch at night

Hi everyone, thanks for all the tips and advices.

I was aware of the lens flare when directing it to the sun, never knew that bright lights at night could do this. But it makes sense however, I will find ways to avoid such bright lights when filming using your tips and links.

 

As for the Xperia 5, it is a wonderful phone. I will not hesitate to buy it again if I lose it anyhow.

 

Thanks again Slightly smiling Face