Looking to purchase dslr for minus temperatures

Started Aug 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
CFynn
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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.

http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews_nikon_d300_antartica.php

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?

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Yukon+winter

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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