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Sun photos leaves bright splotches-dots

Unless sun near sunset or at sunrise, What setting(s) can be used on a Powershot SX160IS to help take away bright splotches-dots that appears near the sun on photos? (The lens is built in). Thank you Smiley Happy

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Re: Sun photos leaves bright splotches-dots

Maybe Lens Flare?

 

Grazie

 

 

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Re: Sun photos leaves bright splotches-dots

You will have lens flare if direct light hitting the front of the lens. So avoid the sunlight hitting your lens directly. One method is using your hand to shade the front of your lens.

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Re: Sun photos leaves bright splotches-dots

Thank you for your reply Smiley Happy perhaps it could be a lens flare but it is consistant with the sun being anywhere other than at sunrise or at sunset, if the sun is anywhere higher in sky then I get these blotchy spots, when at sunset or sunrise "perfect".

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Re: Sun photos leaves bright splotches-dots

O... K..... do you get these splotches on overcast days or indoors?

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Re: Sun photos leaves bright splotches-dots

The SX150/SX160 series of cameras get dust inside the lens very easily, so I'm thinking you may have a dust spot on the lens that reflects the sunlight.

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Re: Sun photos leaves bright splotches-dots

Thank you for your reply Smiley Happy, Only when I'm outside & the sun is more than 10 degrees above the horizon. (the lens area is also clean), my thinking is the sun is more large-intense here in the south USA so the bright splotches are the results of that energy emitted thus the camera captures it unless some sunglasses type lens filters may be available for auto-retractible lens on these type cameras, not sure. 

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Re: Sun photos leaves bright splotches-dots

Thank you for your reply Smiley Happy, from what I am finding the lens is clean, the situation happens only when I'm outside and the sun is more than 10 degrees above the horizon thus my thinking is my living here in the south USA where the sun is larger-more intense and with an auto-retractible lens with no filter to erase the bright spots I must snap photos away from direct sunlight unless at sunrise or sunset when the brightness is less, then the captures are beautiful.

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