Heat damage a DSLR? How hot is too hot?

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Vicariousgeorge
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Heat damage a DSLR? How hot is too hot?
Dec 20, 2010

Tonight I went to an event and took some photos with my D7000 and 35mm 1.8.

At the end of the night I put my camera bag on the floor behind the center console in the back of my SUV.

When I got home (about a 45 minute ride), I noticed that my camera bag was really warm. At that moment, it dawned on me that I placed my camera bag directly in front of the heater vents for the rear passengers. (And my heat was on "high")

The camera was warm, but not actually hot. I'd say it was about equal to the temperature of a laptop battery after some CPU intensive tasks.

Is this anything to be concerned about? It was only 45 minutes, and I know other people leave their cameras in 100C cars in the summer. I just wanted to get other people's thoughts.

Thanks

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