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Old Mar 9, 2004, 9:41 PM   #1
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Default Does your FZ-1 heat up after 15-20 minutes?

Hello there,

I just got a FZ-1 from RitzCamera. The area around the speaker warms up / heats up after 15-20 minutes of usage. (single shots + burst shots) Is this normal? After it reach a certain temperature, the heat level remains.

My FZ-1 is Ver 1.03:0104, FZ1:00B4, OSI Ver 1.00:100B. It has not been upgraded yet.

I left the camera to do slideshow on EVF with power-saving off. The area above the speaker is slightly warm after 15 minutes. I checked the SD card(normal Sandisk 256MB), and it's slightly warm too, but the battery isn't.

I had a Canon A70 before, and it never warms up even after taking 150+ pictures. Please help me out as I only have 7 days left to exchange/refund the unit.

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Old Mar 10, 2004, 7:06 AM   #2
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I've had my FZ1 since March/April '03 (Wow! It's been a year already!) and I just noticed this the other day.

I had the camera doing some burst shots, I also had the camera in panning mode and also was doing a few shots with continous auto-focus. But then when I went back to standard settings it apparantly cooled off.

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Old Mar 10, 2004, 11:05 AM   #3
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Guys, that's perfectly normal. All of the camera manuals I've seen state that you may notice the camera get warm in use. What you're probably feeling is the battery getting warm.
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