1. 5134979's Avatar
    Hello. I noticed a bright spot that is on the photo when I shoot directly into the sun. On other occasions the spot doesn't appear. What might it be? The spot also moves when i move the phone so there's nothing on the camera glass. Otherwise, the pictures with S7 look stunning.
    Attached Thumbnails S7 photos have a bright spot when shooting into the sun.-7707.jpg  
    Shubham Mishra8 likes this.
    09-09-2016 01:39 AM
  2. chanchan05's Avatar
    Does your case have a glass cover for the camera as well? Can you provide other photos?
    09-09-2016 02:14 AM
  3. 5134979's Avatar
    No I have original S view cover which has nothing in front of the rear camera glass... i previously owned S5 and it didnt have such problem.. okay i add another photo...
    Attached Thumbnails S7 photos have a bright spot when shooting into the sun.-7708.jpg  
    09-09-2016 02:24 AM
  4. chanchan05's Avatar
    Ok. So it moved to a different location on the screen. Could be some sort of reflection, but I don't know from what.
    09-09-2016 03:24 AM
  5. robrrtp's Avatar
    Lens flare... the bane of sunset photography. Not much you can do about it except photoshop it out.
    09-09-2016 06:31 AM
  6. 5134979's Avatar
    The same thing here.. is this mormal on all S7 phones? I previously had the S5 and it's camera didnt do such thing... i love the quality of the S7 camera but this flare drives me mad
    Attached Thumbnails S7 photos have a bright spot when shooting into the sun.-7721.jpg  
    09-09-2016 01:19 PM
  7. Rachelle Chavez's Avatar
    This happens for us too. Im a temp s7 user until I get my note 7 replaced. When I cover the small view on the camera you can see the sun clearly. This is annoying. Never had this with any other phone
    09-18-2016 06:46 PM
  8. Rachelle Chavez's Avatar
    09-18-2016 06:52 PM
  9. Shubham Mishra8's Avatar
    Me too have same incident but camera doesn't matter every camera shoot the same bright spot
    12-19-2017 03:22 AM
  10. Shubham Mishra8's Avatar
    It not only happens with son but with every light even in the night
    12-19-2017 03:24 AM
  11. ksanger35's Avatar
    Camera lenses have multiple elements, (glass elements), that are designed to bend light and focus an image onto the sensor. Each surface is a potential source of reflections. Manufacturers coat these optics to reduce the reflections. They also design the lenses to focus all of the colors (different wavelengths of light) onto the sensor in register with each other. Sometimes they play games to take into account the color filter array on the sensor to get the most amount of light and color information into each pixel in the image.

    When shooting the sun, or a bright light, the light source is so strong that internal lens reflections that normally do not bother you become visible. For normal scenes these reflections are reduced by orders of magnitude and become part of the noise in an image.

    From a retired Kodak Research Scientist.
    12-19-2017 07:33 AM
  12. ksanger35's Avatar
    Note in one of the photos you might also have the issue of a reflection off of the camera, glasses, or something on your body hitting the window and bouncing back into the camera. We are so used to seeing these reflections that our brain sometimes ignores them. The camera sensor records everything it sees.

    I can not tell if all of your photos were from behind a window.
    12-19-2017 07:39 AM

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