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Old 12-08-2008, 10:33 PM
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Does the cold weather affect a camera in the long run? I just bought a Stealth Came 230ir this last spring and it worked well for me all summer. My qustion is if i put this camera back out this weekend and keep it out all winter long, will it affect the camera?? I know the battery life is short, but will it hurt the pic quality? I live in Wisconsin and this time of year the lows are hitting single digits, and it will only get colder when January comes!! Should I put my camera out or wait till March!!
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:06 PM
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Depends. Camera models vary in operating temps. As long as you stay within their paramaters it should be ok. You are right it does affect the batteries. I read somewhere that someone said that the lithiums were handling the cold weather better than the alkalines........
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Old 12-09-2008, 04:50 AM
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Use rechargeables the NMHD batteries. They do good in the cold an can be recharged.
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Old 12-09-2008, 07:26 AM
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My cameras seem to work fine in cold weather and the battery life shortens a little but I use rechargeable batteries so it is still good. I do get pics like this though in cold weather. My lenses tend to fog over in colder weather.

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Old 12-09-2008, 08:39 AM
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Here's some cold weather Wisconsin pics from my Scoutguard 550. It's been out for about 6 weeks and still shows 3/4 battery life, we've been in the single digits quite a few times already, not to mention rain/sleet/and snow. These seem to be great little cameras, and I'm having a blast with it.

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Old 12-09-2008, 09:48 AM
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Thanks for the info guys, I will be putting the camera out on Friday!!
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