5min video clip limit - Not due to sensor heating?

Started Aug 28, 2008 | Discussions thread
Simon Joinson
Simon Joinson dpreview Admin • Posts: 5,019
Re: 5min video clip limit - Not due to sensor heating?

nikosR wrote:

There is an assumption (don't know where it originated) that the 5min
clip limit is due to sensor overheating. But there's no such limit
for LV and I suppose that you can record multiple sequential 5 min
clips. So overheating might not be the reason for this limit.

Might the reason be the max. filesize supported on the flash card?

We asked this question and were told it's a tax issue, nothing else. The fact you can take 5 mins, pause a second then do another 5 mins ad infinitum seems to support this.
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