Kodak 6490 - Operating Temperatures

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by bd, Dec 20, 2003.

  1. bd

    bd Guest

    Does anyone know the safe operating temperatures for this camera? I'm
    particularly interested in cold winter temps. Also, if I do bring it
    out in cold weather, any tips for bringing it back indoors? I read
    somewhere about putting it in a plastic bag to avoid condensation.

    bd, Dec 20, 2003
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  2. bd

    Harvey Guest

    Kodak does not seem to say although a good guess is full specifications down
    to 0 degrees C. It probably will work down to -20 degrees C, although the
    LCDs may start to get sluggish. The camera may not operate but you are
    unlikely to cause any damage by trying to operate it at any temperatures you
    yourself can withstand. When you bring it inside you might find that water
    condenses on the lens. The plastic bag might help but will slow the warm-up
    to room temperature as the air inside the bag acts as an insulator.
    Harvey, Dec 20, 2003
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    Paige Miller Guest

    On Stardate 12/19/2003 10:05 PM, the following keys were mysteriously
    typed at 's keyboard...
    I have taken about 10 pictures in a 5 minute span entirely below 0°C.
    The camera was kept warm in my car until after I had the tripod set up
    properly. I detected no difference in image quality compared to pictures
    taken at warmer temps, nor did I find there was a noticeable slowdown of
    the camera mechanisms.

    Paige Miller
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    Paige Miller, Dec 21, 2003
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