Effect of Magnet on Compact Camera


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Flaky

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Is it possible for a camera or it's sensor to be damage by magnet? Like those kinda compact camera pouches where they have those magnetic flap.
 

LittleWolf

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Is it possible for a camera or it's sensor to be damage by magnet? Like those kinda compact camera pouches where they have those magnetic flap.
It should be quite easy to ruin most modern cameras (and some older ones) using magnets. However, the magnets you're talking about are by far too wimpy to have any serious effect.
 

Flaky

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Thx for the reply. Cos the picture taken out seems kinda overexposed compared previously. Seems like it needs some serving alraedy.
 

LittleWolf

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Thx for the reply. Cos the picture taken out seems kinda overexposed compared previously. Seems like it needs some serving alraedy.
Pretty unlikely that this has anything to do with the exposure to magnetic fields, unless you deliberately tried to.
 

lsisaxon

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Is it possible for a camera or it's sensor to be damage by magnet? Like those kinda compact camera pouches where they have those magnetic flap.
Not likely. The sensor is solid state electronics, so magnetic field should have little or no effect on it.
 

LittleWolf

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Not likely. The sensor is solid state electronics, so magnetic field should have little or no effect on it.
Not the sensor, but all the little electromagnets, motors, and magnetizable mechanical parts that may start sticking together.
 

lsisaxon

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Not the sensor, but all the little electromagnets, motors, and magnetizable mechanical parts that may start sticking together.
Yeah.. for that you'll probably need a huge powerful magnet to do that... :think: Then again, if the aperture actuation is by electromagnetic, then it might affect the exposure.
 

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