TSA X-rays damaging sensor?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by MBX, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. MBX macrumors 65816

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    Hey i was curious if the airport TSA x-ray (security proceedings) can damage my 5d-mii sensor/ chip?
     
  2. compuwar macrumors 601

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    No, but the cosmic radiation at altitude will. I don't think the degradation is enough to affect the relatively short-lived cameras of today even if you flew with it every day though. When we get DSLRs that will last like film cameras did then it'll be an issue.
     
  3. zeeflyboy macrumors regular

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    I certainly hope not...

    I fly for a living and often take my camera! It's bad enough that damned cosmic radiation increases my cancer risk - it can bloody well leave my camera alone!
     
  4. compuwar macrumors 601

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    It does, there have been at least two studies citing hot pixels and the randomness exhibited by where the dead pixels end up being- I'll just put you on my "not gonna buy used stuff from" list ;)

    Paul
     
  5. zeeflyboy macrumors regular

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    Dayum....

    Still, good excuse to upgrade every now and then I suppose! "No honey, you don't understand - I have to buy a new camera because those infernal cosmic rays have been playing havoc with my sensor..."
     
  6. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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    I have written this one down in my notebook for the future. :)
     

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