DSLR dumped inside car boot. How damaging?


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hi all,

hehe.. first post in ClubSnap... just wanna ask all you veterans out there, my A350 was dumped in the car boot (hatchback type) for around 1 hour.. not exactly under big hot sun (IMM carpark 4th floor). of course all this done w/o my permission by my relatives (carpooling).

Then after i found out, i took some pic and the pic taken was abit reddish...

Are the reddish effect the result of 'cooking' my A350 in the boot or 'xing li zhuo yong'?
 

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Hi there,

A DSLR (and its memory card, etc)can take much more than that. Leaving it in the bag in a car in a sheltered carpark won't do any damage, unless your relatives dropped a hard object on it.

Don't worry, I've put my car in the bag in the boot in the car in the sun for half a day, and there was no damage.
 

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Do you have any samples to show the reddish cast?
Most probably its a white balance problem..
 

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Hi there,

A DSLR (and its memory card, etc)can take much more than that. Leaving it in the bag in a car in a sheltered carpark won't do any damage, unless your relatives dropped a hard object on it.

Don't worry, I've put my car in the bag in the boot in the car in the sun for half a day, and there was no damage.
wah, can teach me how u do that? seems like an endless vicious loop...
 

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hi all,

hehe.. first post in ClubSnap... just wanna ask all you veterans out there, my A350 was dumped in the car boot (hatchback type) for around 1 hour.. not exactly under big hot sun (IMM carpark 4th floor). of course all this done w/o my permission by my relatives (carpooling).

Then after i found out, i took some pic and the pic taken was abit reddish...

Are the reddish effect the result of 'cooking' my A350 in the boot or 'xing li zhuo yong'?
u might wanna check your white balance and also if someone played with your settings like saturation levels...

cos i doubt the sensor will give redder pics when under the sun and bluer pics when you put them in a freezer.
 

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Due to security reasons, we are not allowed to bring camera into office. My camera was in the bag, under double-cover in the car. Surprisingly, the camera was only a tad warm when I checked before driving off during lunchtime. Guess the solar film, and the tono cover helped.

Since then, the security dept had installed self-service lockers to deposit controlled items.

wah, can teach me how u do that? seems like an endless vicious loop...
 

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Due to security reasons, we are not allowed to bring camera into office. My camera was in the bag, under double-cover in the car. Surprisingly, the camera was only a tad warm when I checked before driving off during lunchtime. Guess the solar film, and the tono cover helped.

Since then, the security dept had installed self-service lockers to deposit controlled items.
I think he was refering to your typo:

I've put my car in the bag in the boot in the car
 

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hi all,

hehe.. first post in ClubSnap... just wanna ask all you veterans out there, my A350 was dumped in the car boot (hatchback type) for around 1 hour.. not exactly under big hot sun (IMM carpark 4th floor). of course all this done w/o my permission by my relatives (carpooling).

Then after i found out, i took some pic and the pic taken was abit reddish...

Are the reddish effect the result of 'cooking' my A350 in the boot or 'xing li zhuo yong'?
Just 1 hr wouldn't kill it, don't worry.
 

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That actually got me thinking, does the camera, memory card, battery manufacturers provide usable temperature range for their products?

Don't remember reading "usable temperature range" in the product brochures.
 

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That actually got me thinking, does the camera, memory card, battery manufacturers provide usable temperature range for their products?

Don't remember reading "usable temperature range" in the product brochures.
There is. I do believe it's referred to as "operating temperature", and is probably present in the user manual (but I think you have to look around a fair bit).
 

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Try not to make a habit out of it, though.

Covered car park is okay. Outdoors sunny days for extended period of time definitely risky. And if hatchback type, the boot may heat up more due to "greenhouse effect".
 

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