Camera has a green line/dot

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  1. ForbiddenApple macrumors newbie

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    Just picked up my iPhone 6 and I noticed each time I take a picture in a bright room or I point at a bright object, like a light bulb, there's a bright green line on the picture. It's very annoying.

    Is this a fault with my camera or do others have this issue too (ie. is it normal?) Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. techn9ne macrumors member

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    Can you attach a photo so we can see what you mean? Sounds like you're just getting a flare from the light which is totally normal for cameras being pointed directly at light. As for the green effect, it all has to do with what the light source is and the lens itself - probably not a defect but give us a look.
     
  3. ForbiddenApple thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Like I posted originally, I have no idea if this is normal or if it's a fault with my phone. I appreciate the help!
     
  4. mdelrossi macrumors member

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    Thats not flare, it's something in the camera/sensor.

    Does it happen in the same spot ?
     
  5. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Yes, it is flare. The lens is reflecting the filament of that ancient bulb. Take one outside :)
     
  6. Lemsan macrumors newbie

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    I have the exact same problem on the iPhone 6 plus. So is this everyone experiencing this or some "lucky" folks only.
     
  7. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    this reminds me of the iPhone 5 purple/green dot fiasco which indeed was glare hitting the camera lens or sensor in a strange way. many threads on this from back in the day.
     
  8. ForbiddenApple thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies!

    I've done some more testing and it looks like it is some sort of flare. It only happens when the bright bulbs are in the picture, if I take a picture without a light bulb, then there's no dot. Also, going back to my ancient 4S' camera, it's there too (although not as conspicuous) and testing out my cousin's 5S, he has the same thing when the camera is pointed at a bright bulb.

    It's annoying since it's quite visible but it doesn't look like there's a fault with my camera.
     
  9. mdelrossi macrumors member

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    Actually if it is the filament in the lightbulb, then it's a reflection off of one of the elements or filters in side of the cameras lens. Like the double headlights at night you see in films.
    Not flare.

    If any one else can post photos of the problem that would be great.
     
  10. SweeTango1975 macrumors newbie

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    Same issue here :-(
     

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  11. SweeTango1975 macrumors newbie

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    Another pic
     

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  12. Cleanliving macrumors newbie

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    I have the same direct light green dot issue. I did not have this problem with my 5. Camera is great in all other situations. Is there any solution to this problem beside not taking pics of direct light?
     

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  14. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Looks like what happens when a laser damages the image sensor.
     
  15. Da1e85 macrumors member

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    this is mine
     

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  16. Olithal macrumors newbie

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    Same problem here? What to do? Await software update or take to Apple store?
     

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  17. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Small lenses like the ones in our iPhone are very hard to protect from flare. It is quite common.
     
  18. Efa macrumors newbie

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    Hi there, just wondering if anyone found a solution to this problem? I just got an iPhone 6 and it's showing a green spot when I take a picture when pointing the lense directly at a light source. Thanks!
     
  19. Killchain macrumors member

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    Use you free hand to "shade" lens. This should help but not fix lens flare. You can download a camera app to cover over the flare. All my suggestion are to help not expert fix.
     

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