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    Hi,

    Does anyone has any suggestion on which digital camera is able to take continuous photos in cold climate i.e. approximately zero degree. thanks.

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    Zero is not that extreme and the camera should do just fine.

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    Watch out for the batteries instead, they are the likely ones to give up at low temps...
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    Hi, thanks for the reply. If the batteries are the main problem, is there anyway to prolong the life or any batteries that can last longer in cold climate? It is really frustrating having the camera die down when trying to take photos in these type of climate. I want to prepare myself for my trip to europe in Dec so that i can take all the pics i want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psyduckchua View Post
    Hi, thanks for the reply. If the batteries are the main problem, is there anyway to prolong the life or any batteries that can last longer in cold climate? It is really frustrating having the camera die down when trying to take photos in these type of climate. I want to prepare myself for my trip to europe in Dec so that i can take all the pics i want.
    I guess keeping them warm before use is a good idea, (i.e. keep them close to your body) And if you can, keep the camera body insulated too to prevent it from being too cold.
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    Is there any camera that are supposedly for use in such climate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by psyduckchua View Post
    Is there any camera that are supposedly for use in such climate?
    Full manual cams... No batteries to worry about.
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    bring a couple of batts. store the unused ones deep in ur pocket. when one fails take the other one out. cycling around the batteries will ensure you wun run out of juice. haha.
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    only worry is that the human body will fail before the camera does...

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    Just enjoy your trip and dun worry so much. I was in Switzerland a couple of years back, shooting with my Canon 300N (film cam) at -10C. Everything was fine. If you are using rechargeable batteries, just get at least one spare with you.
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    Try using warm packs if the winter is that cold (packs you normally put in your pockets to keep warm in winter). You can get them at most shops specialising in winter wear and accessories (about $10 for 10 packs).

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    don't worry about anything. just bring extra batteries like u normally would.

    i've carried my camera around in the snow for days on end this year already and had no shooting issues. i took fully charged batteries and they never had any issues and didn't have to even change them.
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    i'm in canada...last winter we had some pretty cold temps...zero was considered warm. i had no problems shooting 400-600pics on a charge. so my advice is to bring 2 batteries, i doubt you'll encounter a day where you'll take more than 800-1200 photos... and if you find you need some more battery life, just warm the battery with your body and that should get it working for a bit.

    just one thing to becareful of is when moving from outside to inside where it's warm and humid. condensation will form, just wait for it to evapourate before you start taking any pics

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