Five Ways to Safeguard Your Digital Camera

When Is It Too Hot or Too Cold for Your Camera?

Digital cameras don't like temperature extremes--especially those on the toasty side of the spectrum. Never leave your camera in your car during the summer, when temperatures inside the vehicle can exceed 140 degrees: You can damage the batteries and possibly even such electronic components as the image sensor. Cold weather is less likely to hurt your camera, but taking it indoors too rapidly can result in moisture damage when condensation forms. To avoid having that happen, seal your camera in a zip-lock bag before going indoors and don't open the bag until the camera has warmed up to near room temperature.

Subscribe to the Digital Photo Newsletter

Comments