We've convinced toymakers to put orange tips on the active ends of their guns to show that they're harmless; why can't we get them to put them on the active ends of their cameras, as well?
All the danger with toy guns not being orange was someone seeing them, and then mistaking them for real guns. The "danger" with cameras is people not seeing them at all, and them getting smaller and smaller as technology progresses. All the marking is useless if the item is too small to see in the first place.
Have you ever tried shooting photos or video through a colored filter? Anything dark enough to appear opaque from more than a few feet away is too dark to shoot through in a non-studio-lit setting unless all you care about is where the light sources are located in a room and how frequently someone (anyone) walks past them
Yes, I have tried all that. Works great. Learn the ABCD of photography before spouting bullshit. With long enough exposure, very low light can give very good pictures. So slow moving items can be photographed very easily with the limited light coming from the filter.
Furthermore, as the shutter would be internal (e.g. it would slide into the unit when not active, because honestly who wants that thing visible when it doesn't have to be) and these devices aren't exactly built with disassembly in mind (they're tiny and light, as a function of being largely glued together and impossible to take apart and reassemble without breaking something internal
So they are tiny and light. And they feature a large, easily visible, and movable artifact called shutter. If questionable effect on video quality made Nokia remove LED indicator, manufacturers of these devices, marketing them as "wearable" - will love to hang extra "shutters" , right?
By the way, strawmen aren't really any harder to work past than paper bags. Nice try, though.
They are called analogies. Look itt up in a dictionary.