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Sony A55 / A33 DSLR Problems: Camera Sensor Overheating

A recent video that accompanied Sony’s launch of their new DSLR’s the A55 and A33 was set in a snowy scene. This could have been to keep the new cameras cool as there seems to be a problem with some of the new technology found on them.

Vlad Savov of Engadget is reporting that when using the cameras to shoot video for any longer than eleven minutes with the Image Stabilization on, and in temperatures of 20 degrees Celsius or more they overheat. On the A55 this happens even sooner after only nine minutes.

If the Image Stabilization is switched off the DSLR’s manage the maximum of almost thirty minutes of video footage. Sony has blamed this problem on the APS-C sized sensor found on the cameras. The problem is not limited to only Sony though, as Engadets own Nikon D5000 won’t last more than five minutes no matter what they try. This problem is not good if you buying them to regularly shoot video.

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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