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    It's so hot my camera wont work

    In Coonamble today its 38.9°C and i was inside so I'm going to guess 40°C plus a 500W light = me not being able to use my camera after 10 min of use im so not happy
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    its working now i turned the camera off for about 5 min aswell i turned of the light.

    has anyone els got this message before ?
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    I have used cameras in hotter weather but never used live-view as it tends to heat up the sensor very fast compared to normal photography.

    Let it cool down and switch to normal photography through the viewfinder if you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JM Tran View Post
    I have used cameras in hotter weather but never used live-view as it tends to heat up the sensor very fast compared to normal photography.

    Let it cool down and switch to normal photography through the viewfinder if you can.
    The only resion i was useing live view was because i was shooting a cople of videos

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    that is definitely not cool !
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    An I phone will do the same thing... I left mine in the car once on a hot day and it had the same message when I turned it on. Can't blame them really I don't work when it gets close to 40 degrees

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    Mt Isa a week ago in 43C and had no problems with mine, although I was outside and didn't have a 500w spotty next to it.
    Only prob I had was covering the screen with sweat each time I looked through the viewfinder.
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    Both heat and cold can affect camera performance..and battery life. The big issue for those visiting Antarctica etc is keeping batteries warm. A very cold battery, will show zero charge within a few minutes. The trick is to keep the battery under your clothing, then take it out and put it in the camera when needed.

    You also have to remember that cameras, generally being black, absorb more heat than a white camera does (one of the reasons Canon has white lenses). All you can do it wait for it to cool down, but do not put it in the fridge etc, as condensation from a rapidly cooling camera body, developing inside the camera, can result in slowly corroding the innards and destroy your much loved bit of kit. Just put the camera somewhere a bit cooler, in an open space and let it cool naturally.
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