- The date and time setting in the camera is incorrect.
- The wrong lens focal length was used, resulting in an inaccurate depiction of the scene.
- Embedded information may indicate the image has been modified.
... he goes on ...
So Ask Yourself: Can Your Images Withstand a Court Challenge?
"It is time for those taking crime and accident scene photographs to take a hard look at their procedures and consider the following facts:
- The majority of cameras in the field have an incorrect date and time—check yours!
- Compact point-and-shoot cameras default to a wide angle setting, which will misrepresent the accuracy of the image—and most officers don’t even realize it.
- Digital single lens reflex cameras (DSLR) come with zoom lenses. There is only one position on that lens that will accurately represent the image—and most officers don’t know it.
- When images are downloaded to a computer, the simple act of rotating an image in order to view it will indicate it was “modified.” Will your court accept a modified image?
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