Can i use it in the cold

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  1. Xzoto

    Xzoto New Member

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    Hey!

    I have an Canon eos 4000D camera. And i was wondering if i can use it in -10 degrees. I know the battery will be less efficient, but how will the rest of the system handle it. Will the picutres i take after be scuffed because of damage etc.
     

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    Well the camera is design to work down to freezing point. (0c/32f) I would caution any use below. If you do use it in low temperatures I would keep the usage to short protected stints outside.
    Protect it outside when not in use, be it a pocket or a camera bag. I don't advise letting it freeze all the way, so protected and short usage in the elements is a good idea. Warm it slow and carefully as well, condensation can be a problem. In addition to warming it up incrementally, you can try putting in an air tight bag to help stop condensation from forming due to the warm air; Don't stick in your coat to protect it either that will be some moist air from your body heat and perspiration.
     
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    Thank you so much for the answer. I think i got everything i needed :)
     

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