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    Default Do you have problems with DSLR in extremely hot weather?

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    Default Re: Do you have problems with DSLR in extremely hot weather?

    er... i once put my canon d60 inside industrial oven at 35deg c for 1hr, no problem after that. cant remember if i tried 37deg c, but very likely i did.

    also put it in freezer too if u r interested to know.

    iirc, i did both test (both without battery and cf card in the body) on same day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post
    er... i once put my canon d60 inside industrial oven at 35deg c for 1hr, no problem after that. cant remember if i tried 37deg c, but very likely i did.

    also put it in freezer too if u r interested to know.

    iirc, i did both test (both without battery and cf card in the body) on same day.
    interesting.
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    Nope. I've had my camera + lens out in the brightest hottest days (and you know how hot black-painted metal can get...) and it kept on working fine even though both got really darn hot! This was both in SG and in Bahrain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Nope. I've had my camera + lens out in the brightest hottest days (and you know how hot black-painted metal can get...) and it kept on working fine even though both got really darn hot! This was both in SG and in Bahrain.
    i know...just that have seen a couple of sport photographers do the oddest things to reduce/remove the heat buildup on their cameras. I wont say what in case it indirectly identifies them but imo, overall the camera looked more pro-like.
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    The Canon DSLRs often overheat when used for shooting video for prolonged periods. Using a battery grip can help this as the internal battery is one of the heat sources causing temperature rise. But in Singapore hot sun it is not easy to avoid the problem totally.

    Never heard of overheating in still camera mode though. I suppose the sports photographers in question were probably shooting a lot in burst mode?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    i know...just that have seen a couple of sport photographers do the oddest things to reduce/remove the heat buildup on their cameras. I wont say what in case it indirectly identifies them but imo, overall the camera looked more pro-like.
    Video is a problem.... The sensor really wasn't designed for prolonged video use, so logically it suffers from heat issues.
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    had my D70 and D300 in 48deg (shade temperature) in Abu Dhabi, was walking around site with unprotected cam for a couple hours, no problem
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    Default Re: Do you have problems with DSLR in extremely hot weather?

    There should be a range of temperature the camera is "workable" in??

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaoken View Post
    There should be a range of temperature the camera is "workable" in??
    Yes there is, but if you run a black camera in the hot sun for a long period there is a very high chance that the maximum temperature will be exceeded.

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    +1 for white pentax + white L

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    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post
    er... i once put my canon d60 inside industrial oven at 35deg c for 1hr, no problem after that. cant remember if i tried 37deg c, but very likely i did.

    also put it in freezer too if u r interested to know.

    iirc, i did both test (both without battery and cf card in the body) on same day.
    Incredible.. So what were you hypothesizing when doing those experiments? sensor crack? mirror crack?

    anyway, tried shooting in 37-40 deg C before in thailand, camera lasted longer than me. haha

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    I have no problems whilst using it during the heat wave in Hong Kong and India.

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    Default Re: Do you have problems with DSLR in extremely hot weather?

    in extremely hot weather you as a human will likely kaput first before the camera ......
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Default Re: Do you have problems with DSLR in extremely hot weather?

    Quote Originally Posted by jgjonathangoh View Post
    Incredible.. So what were you hypothesizing when doing those experiments? sensor crack? mirror crack?

    anyway, tried shooting in 37-40 deg C before in thailand, camera lasted longer than me. haha
    i do it just for fun lar.
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    Default Re: Do you have problems with DSLR in extremely hot weather?

    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    in extremely hot weather you as a human will likely kaput first before the camera ......
    guess it's the same with leaving camera inside car with hot sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post
    i do it just for fun lar.
    Haha! Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    in extremely hot weather you as a human will likely kaput first before the camera ......
    +1

    camera very hardy, sometimes they can get real hot when walking around under the sun for a while but electronics still works well for me. of course i dunno what exactly is extremely hot weather yet maybe check with the japan users to see how the cameras were affected by the recent heat wave

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    Default Re: Do you have problems with DSLR in extremely hot weather?

    Won't using for long exposure on a hotter day increase the number of hot pixel?
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    Default Re: Do you have problems with DSLR in extremely hot weather?

    Quote Originally Posted by jsprtan View Post
    Won't using for long exposure on a hotter day increase the number of hot pixal?
    What is a hot pixel?

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