Quote Originally Posted by desertratt View Post
It's impossible to tell the problem from one frame. Are you sure it's not just "normal" lens flair that comes from pointing the camera toward the sun? Some lenses handle such flare better than others. Do you use a lens hood?
Basically all of the frames have the same problem, whether it's sunny or cloudy. Just to different degree, depending on how narrow the direction of the lens is to looking into the sun.

If it's normal flare, then this camera is truly not worth trying to save.

There is no shade for this camera.