Direct sun damage to sensor?

Started Jan 21, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Direct sun damage to sensor?
Jan 21, 2011

I'm new to DSLR. The D90 manual warns users 'To keep the sun out of the frame'. I searched the DPR forum for answers and only found a couple of hits on posts done 6 and 7 years ago. One post noted that direct sun in live view mode will cause damage because the shutter is open for an extended period. But what about snaps? The recent 'Lens Flare' Challenge brought this to mind. Is Nikon overstating the danger?

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