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Offline SimonW

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Heat!
« on: June 12, 2013, 09:17:53 AM »
Camera specifications often say what very low temperatures they can handle, but what about high temperatures? We probably all know not to leave kit in bright sun inside the car, but...

I've often been worried by how hot my camera can get hanging from my shoulder when walking in the sun in places like Spain. And last Saturday it got almost too hot to touch while on a tripod in the sun - in Scotland!

So, does heat matter, or should I always try to keep the camera in the shade?


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Re: Heat!
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013, 04:23:54 PM »
It's probably not a good idea to cook your camera Simon. Sensors definitely stop working if they get too hot - you'll find that the camera will just shut down if it gets too hot internally.

From my K5 manual "Do not subject the camera to high temperatures or high humidity. Do not leave the camera in a vehicle, as the temperature can get very high", and "The temperature range for camera use is -10°C to 40°C (14°F to 104°F)."

My K10D manual (it's in French) has exactly the same first phrase, and the second phrase says the temperature range is 0C to +40C. Which is clearly nonsense as I frequently take it up the mountain with me when I'm snowboarding and it has always worked perfectly. :)
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Re: Heat!
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2013, 05:43:53 PM »
It's not the camera so much as the battery.Too hot and they can explode, too cold and the power drains very quickly. Having said that, remember lenses and the eye cup contain glass, which concentrate the sun's rays and could melt something in the camera.  :o

 

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