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lilgeosid Feb 13, 2004 1:38 PM

How does Cold or Hot weather affect Digital Cameras

I would like to know how COLD Weather affects Digital Cameras, also how about the HOT weather too.
I am new to digital cameras, and could use all the help available. Any good tips on using digital cameras,
I own a Toshiba PDR M700.


PeterP Feb 13, 2004 1:45 PM

Sorry I don't quite understand your poll questions.

Also the color tags you used don't seem to work
you need to put your text between the opening tag and the /closing tag.

To get on to your question,
Cold kills batteries quickly, bring spares and keep them warm.
Heat can cause more image noise to be made by the sensor.
In both cases, I think if you are OK in the cold/heat so is your camera.

Don't leave it in the closed car in summer, it can melt.
Don't bring it indoors without bagging it in a ziplock bag first in the winter cold. Condensation moisture is bad for the camera.

And -------
Don't place tongue on very cold camera, result can be quite embarrassing.
:) :) :) :)

John G. Feb 15, 2004 11:57 PM

If your refering to picture quality vs temperature. A dgital camera that has been in a car for a reasonable period of time in the middle of summer or one that has been hanging around your neck with the sun beating down on it compared to a digital camera at room/ambient temperature or cooler ( there are precautions to take if you go from extreme temperatures in the winter like putting your camera in a plastic bag before you go inside ) your results will be different. Sensitivity and dynamic range is greatly extended by a cooler ccd.
In indusrial applications the ccd is cooled by either Thermoelectric, Air-cooled, Liquid cooled ( antifreeze agent), or the ultimate performer LIQIUD NITRGEN. So.... Heat is an better pics.
Case Closed.

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