When Jit Ray Chowdhury arrived in Las Vegas for last week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), he planned to snap some pictures of the new tech on display. But little did he know that one photo would end up ruining his brand new camera.
According to the BBC, Chowdhury's camera came to a sticky end at the hands of a laser system for driverless cars. After photographing the lidar unit, being displayed by company AEye, his camera began to leave purple spots on all his photos, reports the broadcaster.
While noting that its lidar system is not harmful to human eyes, the company is reported to have said in a statement that cameras can be up to 1,000 times more sensitive to lasers than the human eye. It has also offered to buy Chowdhury a new camera.