M6 - how it is working in low temp(like -20C and below)?

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M6 - how it is working in low temp(like -20C and below)?

Question is how M6 working in low temp(like -20C and below) in real life? Going to get that experience just after 3 Jan 2020. Guess it will be just nice except shorter battery life, but asking users - something can be challenging. I remember funny moment in that place when my iPhone 5 claimed about to be too hot and shutted down when in reality it was -40C LOL

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Microprism Contributing Member • Posts: 632
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sosh wrote:

Question is how M6 working in low temp(like -20C and below) in real life? Going to get that experience just after 3 Jan 2020. Guess it will be just nice except shorter battery life, but asking users - something can be challenging. I remember funny moment in that place when my iPhone 5 claimed about to be too hot and shutted down when in reality it was -40C LOL

I have used a M6 in these conditions and it worked just fine, better than I did. The only real negative is that some buttons and dials are too small to adjust while wearing gloves. Also, the camera does not like to get wet, so be careful of that, too, as you go from indoors to outdoors.

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M Stewart Contributing Member • Posts: 738
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Try not to allow your camera to endure a "cold soak" where the internal temperature of the camera goes below 0C.

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sosh wrote:

Question is how M6 working in low temp(like -20C and below) in real life? Going to get that experience just after 3 Jan 2020. Guess it will be just nice except shorter battery life, but asking users - something can be challenging. I remember funny moment in that place when my iPhone 5 claimed about to be too hot and shutted down when in reality it was -40C LOL

Both M5 and M6 in the past went with me to China on a dry winter, temp ranged from - 18C to -3C. It was uneventful for the camera. However I had to shoot at higher shutter speeds to avoid shake because my hands were shaking big time 🤣

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Microprism wrote:

sosh wrote:

Question is how M6 working in low temp(like -20C and below) in real life? Going to get that experience just after 3 Jan 2020. Guess it will be just nice except shorter battery life, but asking users - something can be challenging. I remember funny moment in that place when my iPhone 5 claimed about to be too hot and shutted down when in reality it was -40C LOL

I have used a M6 in these conditions and it worked just fine, better than I did. The only real negative is that some buttons and dials are too small to adjust while wearing gloves. Also, the camera does not like to get wet, so be careful of that, too, as you go from indoors to outdoors.

HI!

Actually you have to be more careful and patient when coming from out to indoors. Be sure to keep your cold camera and lenses in shut camerabag somewhile, half an hour for example. If you take cold camera straight out of bag, when coming in, mosture condensades to camera and lenses. That may have some not desired results. Going from on to outside does one not to be that careful. Moisture condensates to cooler surfaces, not warmer.

What comes to M6 and freezing conditions, I have had my M6 that long, yet. However my M works just fine, up to -30 degrees. Battery draining is pretty quick thou...

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Operating Environment

Working Temperature Range
32-104° F / 0-40° C

Working Humidity
85% or less

photo_rb Contributing Member • Posts: 913
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Can't say about M6II yet but I have extended time experience at a mountain lake at -20C with my Sony a6500 and the camera performed well but the battery life was ridiculous.  If I did this again with the M6II I would try to rig up an external battery that I could wear under my parka.

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Anthony Milton Regular Member • Posts: 200
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Best to keep it a sealed freezer bag (suck the air out) when you come in from the cold, and keep it there until it reaches room temperature. This will prevent condensation.

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Sanpete in Utah Regular Member • Posts: 264
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Anthony Milton wrote:

Best to keep it a sealed freezer bag (suck the air out) when you come in from the cold, and keep it there until it reaches room temperature. This will prevent condensation.

Doesn't apply here, but the same principle applies when you go out into warm, humid weather from a cold room. It's not common, but once in a while you hear about someone's camera being bricked on vacation that way.

And most warranties don't cover that, by the way.

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