Thread: Cameras in cold temperatures
01-05-2010, 04:19 AM #1
Cameras in cold temperatures
Forgive me if this is a dumb question but I am new to the DSLR scene. Will it damage my camera in anyway if i happen to leave it in my car in temperatures that are Below freezing? Id rather be safe then sorry after spending a thousand dollars on a camera. I want to do some shooting after work but do not want to bring my camera into work, and would like to leave it in the car until Im off.
01-05-2010, 04:11 PM #2Not photogenic
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Batteries don't like being cold, and won't put out much power. If you actually use the camera in the cold, you may need to swap batteries more often.
01-06-2010, 05:35 AM #3
thank you for the reply
01-09-2010, 04:24 PM #4I'm new here!
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Does your camera have an LCD display? I've seen computers where the screen has frozen solid - they work okay after you thaw them out but I don't know what the result would be if you used the equipment while the screen is still frozen. I don't know what the effect would be on a camera, but that's what I would be worried about.
01-09-2010, 04:32 PM #5
Your camera should be fine. Take the battery with you in order to keep it warm. Then just pop it in & fire away. I've never done the baggie thing, I just leave my Nikon D80 in my camera bag to warm up for about an hour or two before bringing it out to upload the pics to my computer.
01-10-2010, 03:08 AM #6
Of course, at the time of my experiences it was -40C without the windchill, so that may be a mitigating factor.