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Why do the pictures my digital camera take have orb like things in them?

Asked by JesusWasAJewbot (1500 points ) February 11th, 2012

I have a fairly new Kodak M590 digital camera, since I started taking pictures with it Ive noticed that the majority of them have these floating orbs that ruin the pictures. Why does that happen and how can i fix it?

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troubleinharlem's avatar

Can you give an example of said orbs? This happens with my camera sometimes when the sun is at the “right” angle – it creates these yellow-y and orange-y floating balls. If the spots are black, however, there is probably a crack in the lens somewhere.

Rock2's avatar

I believe it is dust too close to the lens that is way out of focus.

JesusWasAJewbot's avatar

If there is dust behind the small glass casing that holds the lens how would i be able to clean that?

chyna's avatar

True answer – Ghost hunters believe those orbs to be ghosts or spirits in the room or area that you are taking the picture in. I don’t believe in this myself, but I did go on a ghost hunt in a closed federal prison and took lots of pictures. Only a few of mine had orbs in it.

JesusWasAJewbot's avatar

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/318392_10150284986112397_605377396_8308198_1874090404_n.jpg

theres a picture from a Crystal Castles show i went to, a lot of the pictures have that. Im not sure if its from the lighting effects but i also have pictures of my friends not close to the stage or crazy lighting at all and they also have them.

BosM's avatar

Have you tried to clean the lens? That looks like dry water spots.Get a good lens cleaning cloth, otherwise you will scratch the lens.

CWOTUS's avatar

I wonder if that might be condensation on the inside of the lens. I would think that the OP would have spotted (bad pun) marks on the outside of the lens.

JesusWasAJewbot's avatar

I cant get to the lens because of the glass thing over it that most digital cameras have, ive always cleaned/wiped off the front of camera before i use it.

jrpowell's avatar

It appears to be a problem with light. My guess is the problem is with the CMOS. No amount of cleaning will fix it. It needs to get replaced. You got a lemon.

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