Minimum operating temperature

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Minimum operating temperature

Winter is here.  According to the Nikon manual, the minimum operating temperature of the Z6 and I think all of their Z cameras is "temperature: 0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F; humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)".

This is surprising and worrisome at the same time. I have used my Z6 well below 32°F / 0°C, but I don't notice anything unusual ... yet.  Maybe I only use it for a short  period of time outside.  I have seen Youtube videos of people shooting on the ski slopes well below the freezing mark, no problem.

I would have thought modern cameras can handle temperature much lower than that.

Other than condensation which is manageable, is there cause to worry?  How long in the cold can you use your camera before it can be damaged?  And what sort of damage?  Is the damage permanent?

Nikon Z6
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