Can 87% humidity and 33F stop a CCD camera?
Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:39 AM
I looked at the specs and saw that the maximum working relative humidity is 80% with a minumum working temp of 25 degrees F. The humidity was about 87% and the temp was 33 degrees F when all this happened. Has anyone ever experienced something similar? I'm debating whether to buy a new camera or wait for less challenging weather conditions. The camera is 17 months old and I've used it quite a bit.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:00 PM
Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:28 PM
The only problem I had with my Flea3 in close to 3 years was during my frst visit to Tennant Creek recently where it went ballistic and all the avi's had displaced top & bottom halves to Jupiter (a sort of bizarre "tearing") but it was only a temporary pecadillo which, when I tested the camera again the next day indoors had rectified itself.....course, I ain't used it much since then but I found the Flea3 to be a particularly reliable unit in general.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:48 PM
Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:54 PM
Darryl my camera doesn't have a light to indicate that it is receiving sufficient power. I've read about people successfully using CCD cameras down to 5 degrees F; I thought that perhaps the combination of low temperatures and very high humidity might have been a problem but now I'm thinking that the USB hub couldn't deliver sufficient power to operate both the camera and the other attached devices.
Paul once I get started I find it hard to stop regardless of how cold it gets so long as I retain manual dexterity. But you've got a good point!
Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:00 PM
Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:33 PM
Metal 7-port USB2 Powered Hub
Others are probably just as good or better but this unit solved my problems fwiw.