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01-19-2005, 06:07 PM #1
Digital Camera's Crapping out at High Alts?
Anyone else have their digital camera's stop working when at a high altitude?
ive got a kodak... about 3 years old... the damn thing won't work above 11,000
01-19-2005, 06:34 PM #2Originally Posted by thedudeabides
01-19-2005, 07:31 PM #3
Electronics aren't altitude sensitive. Cold temperatures will sap the batteries and affect electronics. Condensation can be a problem (cold camera into a warmer wetter environment. Static might be an issue if the humidity is very low. That might be altitude related.If you have a problem & think that someone else is going to solve it for you then you have two problems.
01-19-2005, 08:10 PM #4Registered User
Originally Posted by Snow Dog
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01-19-2005, 11:00 PM #5
Electronics can be altitude sensitive due to air sealed inside ICs during manufacturing. Many electronics have max altitude ratings of 9000-10000ft. OTOH this is the first I've ever heard of anything actually ceasing to function at altitude.Originally Posted by blurred
01-22-2005, 01:44 AM #6
Most stuff shouldn't have a problem... I've taken my digital camera above 19,000 feet without any issues. I kept it in a pocket next to my body, though, so it stayed warm.
On the same hike, a girl's sony camera stopped working. No reason other than the altitude that we can think of as it had been subject to cold and humidity issues before.
01-22-2005, 11:11 AM #7
The air is thinner at altitude. Give the carburetor adjustment screw 1/2 a turn out to let it breath better.