It’s not a secret that things like lasers and lidar can kill camera sensors. You get an intense beam of light pointed towards your camera, and then the lens focuses it into an even brighter point, frying pixels. But did you know that diffused reflected laser light can also cause this to happen?
Photographer Andy Boyd knows. He had to learn the hard way after filming a laser tattoo removal which very quickly and easily fried a bunch of pixels on the sensor of his Sony A7SII in a series of rapid laser bursts.