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Two blinking lights invisible to eye

2020-03-27, 5:33 AM
Hi. I noticed a strange thing. I just brought a canon DSLR. I was just taking some snaps with various functions and while I was taking.. I just had a sudden idea to take a snap of my mobile using different aperture levels. To my astonishment.. when my camera autofocused towards my mobile camera, I see two red blinking lights constantly going on and off. I switched off and they are gone. I switched on.. I saw with my eyes.. I could not see.. I used DSLR and then I see them blinking. Is this some invisible tracking??
Joshua
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Re:Two blinking lights invisible to eye

2020-03-27, 9:57 AM

Hi Joshua69,

 

Thanks for posting! May I know where were you seeing the blinking lights on your device? Are you able to capture it in the photograph? Let me know.

 

Regards,

Suman



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Re:Two blinking lights invisible to eye

2020-03-27, 23:25 PM

Those are the proximity sensors to detect your hand approaching the screen or that you are holding the phone to your ear.  They are slightly visible in a darkened room.  Your camera's LCD array is more sensitive to infrared light than your eyes.  

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