How To Avoid Condensation In The Camera When It Is Cold Outside

Although spring is approaching with storms, it is still cold in large parts of the country. The colder it is outside, the greater the temperature difference from outside to indoor temperature. A quick change in temperature can at best create a fog on the outside of the camera. In the worst case, moisture may form inside your camera equipment. Fine electronics and humidity are not best friends.

Here are some easy tips to avoid condensation problems on your camera equipment.

The most important thing is to avoid a very sudden transition between winter cold and room heat.

The easiest thing you can do is leave your camera gear in your bag when you bring it with you. The bag will in many cases help to insulate so that the transition between outside and indoor temperature goes gradually. By avoiding the sudden transition between cold and hot, you minimize the risk of camera damage. Leave it in the bag until it is acclimated. It can take up to several hours.

Alternatively, you can wrap the camera in a tight plastic bag before taking it with you into the heat. It is very important that the bag is completely sealed, otherwise moisture will form inside the bag and that is a bit of the point outside;) It is also important to remember to pack the camera in the bag before  taking it with you.

If you are like me, it is too long to wait for hours before you can look at the pictures you have taken. Therefore, remove the memory card before entering so that you (using a card reader) can load the images on the machine. Then you don’t have to wait for the camera 🙂

A little extra tip in the winter cold:  Battery life drops significantly when it’s cold outside. For the battery in the camera to last as long as possible in the winter cold, it is a good idea to keep this close to the body so that it stays warm. Put it in the camera when you need it, and take it out and keep it warm between the shots.