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Josselyne Klecanda
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/25/2003

Shooting in Cold Weather

How much cold can a camera take? Should I buy sock warmers

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1/9/2006 5:10:32 AM

Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  Depends on the camera. And whether 20 is Fahrenheit (below freezing) or Celsius (low end of room temp). ;-)
Fully mechanical cameras will work reliably in sub-freezing weather. At seriously low temps, the film may become frozen/brittle and subject to static charges (especially if rewind fast).
Electronic cameras are very dependent on battery power, which will dissipate quickly as the battery temperature nears freezing. LCD displays will also become sluggish or shut down in cold temps. Not sure if freezing will cause permanent damage to an LCD ... it might.

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1/9/2006 7:17:00 AM

Test Test
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/22/2004
  The Camera manual will be able to answer this.

Technical Specification->Operating conditions.

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1/10/2006 11:43:24 PM

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