Did you know some cameras might be better at catching orbs in photos than others? Actually, “catching” isn’t the best word choice. “Manufacturing” may be a better one.
My good friend Phil Creighton from New York Shadow Chasers is the Muse behind this post. He’s a tech geek who definitely knows way more than I do about all kinds of equipment used in paranormal investigating. (If you want to learn more about such things, Phil reviews and demos equipment on their YouTube channel, then posts the link to the latest review on the New York Shadow Chasers Facebook page for their Para Tech Wednesday installments.)
He saw that I had posted the specs on the new digital camera I bought on my personal FB page. He shared a link with me called “Fujifilm X10: The White Orbs Machine.” He wanted to give me a heads up about a possible hiccup I might encounter with my new camera.
I bought a Fujifilm FinePix S2950 14 MP Digital Camera. It’s manufactured by the same company mentioned in the article, but it’s a different model. Will it be more prone to creating “orbs”?
Gawd, I hope not. But it would serve me right for picking a camera that had such a quirk given how much I hate orbs.
Not that I have anything against orbs personally. If I saw a real orb, I’d probably be thrilled.
But that’s the trouble. Do you know how many people have shown me examples of orbs in photos? If they took a little more time to understand that it’s not a matter of them having a knack for catching orbs in photos, but for having a knack shooting under circumstances where it’s more likely to catch an orb, they wouldn’t be so offended when I burst their bubble that what they think is an orb is usually either dust or a bug.
However, Phil has made me realize it could also be their camera. Not that there’s literally a ghost in their machine, but their machine is predisposed to creating orb-like images.
But which cameras are best at creating orbs in photos?
According to the article Phil shared with me, the Fujifilm X10 isn’t the only Fujifilm camera to do this. So does the X-S1. Something both have in common is a CMOS sensor, something the article references as the most likely culprit for causing white orbs in photos.
I only received my camera a couple of days ago. I haven’t had a chance to play with it enough yet to know if I’ll be picking up orbs in photos more than before or not. However, if I’m reading the specs on mine correctly, it doesn’t come with the CMOS sensor. I might be okay.
Although, one of the other cameras I was considering did have it. I opted not to go for it, because with it the price was more. I decided I could live without the CMOS sensor feature. Maybe my frugal ways paid off this time in the form of saving me from wondering why I’m all of a sudden catching more orbs than I ever used to.
However, if CMOS sensors are one of the reasons people do catch orbs in photos, here’s some other cameras that have such a feature:
Do you own one of the cameras listed above? Do you own a camera with a CMOS sensor? Do you catch a high amount of orbs in your photos?
WHAT THE HECK IS A CMOS SENSOR ANYWAY?
Unlike Phil, most tech specs on equipment are Greek to me. If you’re like me and want to better understand what a CMOS sensor is and how it impacts photos (be it orbs in them or not), here’s some links to articles that are very informative.