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    Default Temperature tolerance of ur camera?

    Plz state model of camera, estimated (or actual) lowest/highest temperature & venues of which it was field tested as well.

    For example in my case...

    Model: Minolta Dynax 5D
    Battery: Proprietary Li-ion
    Lowest Field Operating Temperature: -10 degrees celsius
    Venue: Japan (Wakkanai, Cape Soya)

    Highest Field Operating Temperature: Apprx 29 degrees celsius
    Venue: Singapore

    Hopefully mods will make it a sticky so that newbies whom are concerned abt battery life of their cameras in extreme temperatures can have a rough gauge.
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    Default Re: Temperature tolerance of ur camera?

    Model: Nikon D70
    Battery: Li-ion EN-EL3
    Lowest Field Operating Temperature: -20 degrees celsius (approx 15 minutes, impossible to stay out much longer at that temp)
    Venue: Minesota US, (Minneapolis)

    Highest Field Operating Temperature: Apprx 33 degrees celsius
    Venue: Malaysia

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    I think its more useful to state how long the camera was out in that said temperature, otherwise, if take-cam-out-of-bag-for-20sec-to-take-a-shot-and-put-it-back kind of scenario still can be considered field tested?...
    oh, mind as well also list out the altitude......

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    Model: Leica M3
    Battery: Nil
    Highest Temp: Beyond my body tolerance
    Lowest Temp: Beyond my body tolerance
    Venue: Anywhere, Any Altitude

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    Default Re: Temperature tolerance of ur camera?

    Approximately 32 degrees Celcius in Singapore and/or Indonesia sun...
    Been there... done that...

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    Default Re: Temperature tolerance of ur camera?

    operating temperature of 0 to 40degC should not be of any problems to any DSLR that runs mainly off electronics. The only area of concern is the mechanical moving parts such as the mirror and shutter. However, the lower the temperature, the better the imaging sensor works.

    Battery life is a seperate issue.
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    Default Re: Temperature tolerance of ur camera?

    Hi,

    There is also change of temperature which will apply to any camera.

    When I visited Singapore, the room temperature where I was staying would magically drop to 22% during the night.

    Faulty air-con ?

    When I went outside in the morning (hot) to have a look around and I take out my camera, the lens would mist over. (inside.... AAhhhhh!)

    Here I don't have the need to use air-con and therefore the temperature does not change dramatically.

    Hence I don't have to worry about it.

    Hope this makes some sense to add to this thread

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    Default Re: Temperature tolerance of ur camera?

    Nikon D70s
    Battery: Li-ion EN-EL3
    Highest Field Operating Temperature: Apprx 32 degrees celsius
    Venue: Malaysia, Sepang, Nr KL
    Operating time: 4-6 hours for 2 days with no problems
    Last edited by wildstallion; 21st March 2006 at 08:35 PM.

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    Canon EOS 50E
    Battery: 2CR5
    Lowest Field Operating Temperature: -10deg
    Venue: Huang Shan, China
    Operating time: more than 4 days, still working now
    eat. drink. shoot

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    a bit off thread here, but i found that noise levels on the CCD tends to be significantly lower in lower temperatures.

    my previous P&S camera when warmed up (typical SG weather) after prolonged use tends to be noisy in the shadows even at ISO50.

    However, when i brought the same cam to Hokkaido last year, the noises on pictures had literally disappeared. cam was stowed in a small bag at an ambient temp between 0~8 deg C.

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    Default Re: Temperature tolerance of ur camera?

    Hmm.... U stored it in ur bag? I hung it around my neck at Sapporo at night during winter.
    And yeah, I could barely see the noise.
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