Can I keep a camera in a cold car?

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  1. ottor

    ottor No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Lots of fog and mist this morning... want to take the Canon 450D out with me while doing some shopping. It's in a backpack with all other equipment... Would it do any harm if it sits in a car in 20-25 degree weather for a couple of hours at a time?

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    I shouldn't think so - the only thing that you have to bare in mind is that in colder conditions battery life will reduce (when people shoot in very cold conditions they will carry spare batteries close to their body to keep them warm). Other than that your biggest problem will be condensation - easily countered by silica gel packs in bag with the camera.

    Another problem that is not dangerous but can be a pain is lens fogging - if you happen to transfer the camera into a warmer environment (say you turn the car heating on and go for a drive and then hop out into the cold again) the lens will fog up. You can just wait for this to clear or you can clean the lens off as if it had just got a bit of water on the surface.
     

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