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Pretty standard for digital cameras, it's the same range as that for the Nikon D3 and Canon 5D.

 

OK, I just wasn't aware of that... Must do some reading on that subject, as we have 3-4 months every year with subzero temperatures. Is there any digital camera around that is operable at, say, -10 degrees Celsius?

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OK, I just wasn't aware of that... Must do some reading on that subject, as we have 3-4 months every year with subzero temperatures. Is there any digital camera around that is operable at, say, -10 degrees Celsius?
If the ambient temperature is extremely low, that is not to say the the operating temperature of the camera is correpondingly low. It will take quite some time for the innards to get as cold as the surrounding air and the camera generates heat when functionig. Now it may happen that if you leave it overnight in the car on a freezing night that you may have to bring it in for a few hours to wake it up.

As for heat, yes, it may be troublesome. For instance at an ambient temperature of 115 degrees I had to charge the batteries of the DMR in the fridge.

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The main issues will be condensation and batteries in the cold, as already noted, and LCD issues if overheated (the screen turns black until it cools down again). A 42-degree-C ambient environment is probably not a problem, but left in the sun or in a car a long time, the camera may hit 80-degrees-C. Not good for electronics OR film.

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If the ambient temperature is extremely low, that is not to say the the operating temperature of the camera is correpondingly low.

 

 

Yes, but presumably the recommended operating temperature range is ambient temperature and not 'inside of the camera' temperature? I suspect the quoted range is a convenient 'cover your arse' technical specification that is standard within the industry.

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