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KP Overheating? To KP or not...

Does the KP overheat?
I said I wouldn't buy a DSLR untill they fixed the overheating in video mode issue... so they came out with the K-01.
I would like to up grade from my three k-01 cameras (bit rate) that I use exclusively for video/cine stuff (image stabilizer off - auto focus off - since I have no use for ether, no matter how well they work). The problem is that when I tried a Canon t2i (and recently a Canon 70D) after 20 to 30 minutes of just being turned on while looking for shots while working on a music video, shut down just when it was time to shoot the first shot, and I had a similar experience with the 70D. In contrast I have shot with the K-01 all day long on shoots in the Florida blazing sun and never a hiccup.
So after all that, does anyone know if the KP can overheat while shooting video. I don't care if it even has image stabilization or auto focus I never use ether for cine work, I just can't have a camera overheating and shutting down in the middle of a shoot.

And I'm not talking about the shutdown at 25 to 28 minutes that is due to regulations, I know about that and it has never been a problem, being that I can't imagine ever needing to shoot more than a minute or three on a cine style shoot, just concerned with the KP overheating and shutting down during shooting or like the Canon line which even overheats while siting there idling and then when you hit the record button the camera tells you it is going to shut down.

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The shutdown at 25 to 28 minutes is due to regulations on importing cameras that can shoot still and video, more than heating issues. As the KP is in a magnesium alloy frame I suspect that overheating will not be a problem outside of extremely hot cliomate shooting.
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You may be interested in this recent thread on a similar question...

Recording time and overheating differences between models - PentaxForums.com

As noted above, the 25 minute limit has nothing to do with overheating, but is built into most dSLRs to comply with the designation as "still camera" for import purposes. If you need a camera that goes for longer times without interruption, you will not find such in the Pentax line, either current or past; this includes the K-01 (see page 117 in the user guide). A common suggestion is any of the higher-end Lumix GH-series cameras. Those have unrestricted video times, are optimized for video capture, and still provide reasonable still photo performance. One may also consider an enthusiast-level dedicated video camera.


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You may be interested in this recent thread on a similar question...

Recording time and overheating differences between models - PentaxForums.com

As noted above, the 25 minute limit has nothing to do with overheating, but is built into most dSLRs to comply with the designation as "still camera" for import purposes. If you need a camera that goes for longer times without interruption, you will not find such in the Pentax line, either current or past; this includes the K-01 (see page 117 in the user guide). A common suggestion is any of the higher-end Lumix GH-series cameras. Those have unrestricted video times, are optimized for video capture, and still provide reasonable still photo performance. One may also consider an enthusiast-level dedicated video camera.


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Thanks for the link (Recording time and overheating differences between models) Unfortunatly there is no info on the KP but he is having the same problem I'm talking about that I've had with Canon, that I've never had with the K-01 under any conditions, and I just want to make sure the KP isn't going to shut down when I press record.

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Thanks for the link (Recording time and overheating differences between models) Unfortunatly there is no info on the KP but he is having the same problem I'm talking about that I've had with Canon, that I've never had with the K-01 under any conditions, and I just want to make sure the KP isn't going to shut down when I press record.
Have you considered renting one to try it out?
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Thanks for the link (Recording time and overheating differences between models) Unfortunatly there is no info on the KP but he is having the same problem I'm talking about that I've had with Canon, that I've never had with the K-01 under any conditions, and I just want to make sure the KP isn't going to shut down when I press record.
It would be great if a KP owner would perform a test that would go like this:
In a relatively warm environment turn on the KP in video mode, 24p, highest quality, and then play around with it for about 30 minutes or so, then hit the record button and see what happens. If it dosen't shut down keep shooting for an hour or two, shooting like your shooting a fashion job, or a film, or a music video, 1 to 3 minutes at a clip but the camera never gets turned off. In my case the camera sometimes stays on all day.
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It would be great if a KP owner would perform a test that would go like this:
In a relatively warm environment turn on the KP in video mode,
I would do it but its anything but warm here.
Something to keep in mind is the lack of battery capacity with the D-Li190. A grip with the D-Li90 is a must IMO.
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For a need involving heavy video use, i think it most appropriate to get the right equipment- a dedicated video camera outfit!

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I live in Australia, have a KP did a 25min video, and yes it came up with a message saying overheating and shutting down for safety etc.

It only happened once, and I have only really pushed my K-1 and KP once at an event for recording. I make a point of stopping video around the 20min mark rather than 25min (at different timing intervals so there was always one camera still rolling of course), and mid way of the event (break time) I replaced the batteries in both units as they were getting warm.

I do believe I'd run into problems again if trying 2x25mins blocks back to back and indeed if 'messing around' with even regular still shoots as well.

The fact it occurred once at home (on a test) alerted me that this was a 'thing' and could happen, so on the day I did minimum messing around, just set them up, hit record etc.

Settings wise it was MF, 1080p, 24 or 30fps (can't recall).
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