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Vertical lines and purple artifacts when the camera is aimed at bright subjects

My camera's LCD displays vertical lines and purple artifacts when the camera is aimed at bright subjects or light sources. What causes this?

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Current LCD display technology can reproduce about 300 different levels of brightness. Brightly lit scenes or light sources may exceed this brightness range, causing a temporary disruption (artifacts) in the live display. Artifacts are part of the display, but they are not part of your recorded image. If you take a picture while you see artifacts on the screen and then display the picture on the LCD, you will no longer see the artifacts.

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