Originally Posted by BenG
Like I said earlier, we don't know if the brightness level on those photos showing bright spots was turned all the way up or at levels you would actually use. I know it may not correspond to the kindle but on my late, unlamented nook Glowlight I rarely turned the light level above one-quarter and almost all the way down reading in bed.
Also cameras tend to be more sensitive to light changes than the eye.
Look at the video from Verge which I posted earlier in this thread. It seemed to me that the light shadowing showed up worse when they used lower light settings, and almost went away when they used brighter light settings. But as you said, photography whether stills or video can be deceiving as cameras do not see the same way our eyes and brains see. Yep, eyes are just light sensors which the brain uses to interpret an image.