Minolta Dimage Xt - excessive heat during remote camera operation

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Stuart Smith, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. Stuart Smith

    Stuart Smith Guest

    Hello all - I have a Dimage Xt and I'm mostly happy with it but there
    is one thing I've noticed lately - when I use it as a remote camera it
    gets very hot to the touch - has anyone else seen this?
     
    Stuart Smith, Jun 24, 2004
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  2. Stuart Smith

    Frank ess Guest

    Stuart Smith wrote:
    > Hello all - I have a Dimage Xt and I'm mostly happy with it but there
    > is one thing I've noticed lately - when I use it as a remote camera it
    > gets very hot to the touch - has anyone else seen this?


    Something similar (I don't understand "remote" in this context):

    I did a session of tabletop model-car cataloging that used three
    batteries and nearly as many 256K SD cards. At battery or card-change
    time, they were nearly too hot to handle. That was a Shoot, Shift
    target, Shoot, Shift, Shoot, Shift, Shoot, Exchange target for a fresh
    one, Shoot... The Shifts were 3-5 seconds, the Exchanges mostly about
    15 seconds, with an occasional 2-3 minutes for mounting/dismounting a
    model in/from its case.

    Yes, they get hot when they are at work. No, no untoward effects in the
    images or the camera.


    Frank ess
     
    Frank ess, Jun 24, 2004
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  3. Stuart Smith

    Stuart Smith Guest

    "Frank ess" <> wrote in message news:<cBrCc.31278$>...
    > Stuart Smith wrote:
    > > Hello all - I have a Dimage Xt and I'm mostly happy with it but there
    > > is one thing I've noticed lately - when I use it as a remote camera it
    > > gets very hot to the touch - has anyone else seen this?


    > Something similar (I don't understand "remote" in this context):


    Hi Frank - the Xt can act as a "remote camera" (read: webcam) when you
    plug it in to your computer w/usb.

    > Yes, they get hot when they are at work. No, no untoward effects in the
    > images or the camera.


    I guess the of recording video and sending it to the computer
    constantly for a long time is similarly hard work - Thanks for the
    tip!
     
    Stuart Smith, Jun 25, 2004
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