overly sensitive to humidity? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon XA and VIXIA Series AVCHD Camcorders > Canon VIXIA Series AVCHD and HDV Camcorders

Canon VIXIA Series AVCHD and HDV Camcorders
For VIXIA / LEGRIA Series (HF G, HF S, HF and HV) consumer camcorders.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 14th, 2009, 08:03 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Key West
Posts: 247
overly sensitive to humidity?

Has anyone experienced their 30 to be very, very sensitive to humidity? I am experiencing the cassette be ejected when the camera is moved from a cool environment to an exterior warm one. I have never experienced a camera to be as sensitive as this one. It is only a few weeks old and I would consider returning it, unless this is the norm.
Best, Craig Hollenback
Craig Hollenback is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 14th, 2009, 10:02 PM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bay City, TX
Posts: 225
I'm curious to know as well. I'll be taking my HV20 to the Amazon rainforest in Peru in 2 months and would like to know if it is "overly" sensitative. I took a Panasonic GS300 a few years ago and had no problems.
Phil Murray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 15th, 2009, 05:58 AM   #3
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: North Conway, NH
Posts: 1,745
I've had my HV30 for 9 months and have shot in all the conditions that northern New England can generate. It's been flawless, as have my HV10 and XH A1.

I think most would agree that heat cycling any camera should be avoided when possible. You don't want to transit a camera from a heated home to a sub-freezing exterior any more than you'd want to take it from air conditioning to outside in the heat of a humid day any more than you must. You can mitigate the heat cycling through a proper choice of cases. By keeping your HV30 in a foam filled Pelican case, as I do, it will literally insulate your gear from climatic changes.
Tripp Woelfel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 15th, 2009, 01:31 PM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 378
I've been shooting with mine in wet caves and haven't had any problems.
Eric Stemen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2009, 07:47 PM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Key West
Posts: 247
It must have been a defective camera

The temp in the house was 78F outdoors was 79F, however humidity was around 85 percent outdoors. The camera would shut down and eject tape within a few minutes either way. It was under 30 days old and J&R music world took it back along with the Canon WA because they no longer had stock on the 30s. Instead, I purchased a HFS 100 with 32 GB card. It looks to be a terrific camera, super great image but sadly about twice the price of the 30.
Best, Craig
Craig Hollenback is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon XA and VIXIA Series AVCHD Camcorders > Canon VIXIA Series AVCHD and HDV Camcorders

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:33 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network