winter hols

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Deab

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We are thinking about buying a camcorder to take snowboarding, but I don't know if it would work in the sub zero temperatures (going to Canada, can hit -20). Anyone tried taking a camera on a winter holiday? Or know the operating limits of these things?
 
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Drafter

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Hi Deab,
First Please! Do Not snowboard while operating a camcorder unless you have a total hands-free & eyes free support such as a Helmet Cam or shoulder mount bracket. Better yet let one guy board while the other shoots. Next most camcorders will operate at low temps. But the companies will only guarantee 32 deg. F. /0 deg. C. The biggest drawback is battery life. Especially Lithium-ion batteries, may cease working at low temps. Try wrapping the battery; if you use a heat pack insulate it from direct contact with the battery.
Drafter
 
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Deab

Guest
thanks for the reply Drafter.

I have no intention of fliming while boarding (*shudders at the thought*) We plan to take turns standing out of the way filming, so we can improve our technique. The camera will be well wrapped until used, so I think we'll give it a go.
 

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