Looking to purchase dslr for minus temperatures

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Re: Looking to purchase dslr for minus temperatures
In reply to spytrek007, Aug 17, 2013

spytrek007 wrote:

I came across this article or blog post.


It is about the nikon d300 being used below -20C. However this nikon d300 has same recommended operating temperature range as the sony a390, does this mean that the a390 can survive minus temperatures and function efficiently?


Having lived there before, I can tell you quite a few of these pictures will also have been taken below -20C. Probably the main thing you need to worry about is the batteries (have several spares tucked inside a warm inner pocket). If you have a large enough coat, keep your camera inside it as much as possible. A camera with good weather sealing will help prevent condensation when going from outdoors where it is cold to  warm indoors.

There are covers like this too: http://www.cameraduck.com/

I've used mechanical film SLR's at -40C and below - but they didn't need a battery to operate.

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