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02-22-2014, 11:54 AM   #1
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k-r camera heat problem

For some reason my camera gets hot. What could cause this?

02-22-2014, 12:24 PM   #2
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Hot where exactly?

Are you using the original lithium battery?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Larry Jackson Quote
For some reason my camera gets hot. What could cause this?
If you use it in live view all the time, it might get a little warm- that's normal. But I wouldn't call it hot.

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As Adam said, if you are using Live view, expect it to get a little warm. I however, would call it hot. I have had it shut down for me a few times in these situations due to the heat. I try to avoid reaching those levels due to fear of heat damage to the sensor, so I try to limit these super extended live view sessions to winter. Which is generally the only season I can (stars, light trails, etc.) due to summer nights being so light.

If you are not using Live View, then it seems odd that it is getting hot. I have never experienced a temperature change in the body other than in LV.

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Hey, welcome!
Are you using live view? Does a thermometer icon show up? This happened to me a couple times when I was using live view for long periods of time in the summer heat. Its best to turn the camera off and remove the battery for a while, to let it cool down.
If you are not using live view and are in normal weather conditions, the K-r should not get overly warm (though, it might be slightly warmer than ambient temperature, since there are electronics inside)

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Oh, and just as a general thing: are you using the latest firmware? A firmware update can often fix little hiccups
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One other possibility is if you are shooting video. The Kx and Kr were notorious for overheating when shot for awhile of video. And awhile I mean 15 minutes or more straight. I was shooting a play once, and shot two different days so I could get the first and second halves.

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