Article ID : 00052525 / Last Modified : 11/04/2018

White, round glare spots or orbs sometimes appear in a recorded image when using the flash.

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If there are specs of dust particles floating in the air, they can be illuminated by the strong light of the flash and sometimes appear in a recorded image as white, round glare spots (aka orbs). This symptom tends to occur in low-light environments when using a compact digital camera because of the close proximity of the flash to the lens assembly. It is not a malfunction.

Dust Particles in the Air