We previously have pointed out that TEPCO has apparently modified their WebCam with Nalgene radiation shields; we have also seen some evidence that they are also using Nalgene shields to take their plant videos. The glare lines in the following screen shot of TEPCO's 12/14/11 video shows the glare associated with that kind of shielding.
As discussed in our prior post on the subject, CCD / CMOS cameras are sensitive to radiation. The two videos below will give you some idea of that sensitivity. The videos were created by a group that has created a Smart Phone application that uses the phone's camera as a radiation detector.
If you are interested in the "Radioactivity Counter Rolf-Dieter Klein" application, it costs $4.99 and you can find it here. The POTRBLOG team has not tried the APP, nor are we in any way affiliated with it; but it does look interesting. The video below shows the level of effort required to calibrate the APP on your phone.
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