Don’t Film or Take Photos Directly Into Lasers!
For some this may seem like common sense, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. In the video below we see a cameraman filming with a Canon 5D Mark III in a club with lasers. As soon as the lasers shine onto the camera’s sensor a line of dead pixels appear.
Lasers Damaging Camera Sensor Video
In the image above we can clearly see a dead line of pixels that goes up and down the screen. This ruins the shot and makes it impossible to record anymore quality footage. Here’s another video of a laser damaging a camera sensor, this time on the Canon 5D Mark II.
Some people who have had this issue were able to fix it by simply turning off and on their camera. Others have had to pay $1600 to replace the sensor. Either way, be careful out there. If you’re shooting an event with lasers be sure to take extra precautions to protect your gear!