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Old July 19th, 2013, 09:46 PM   #1
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Airline travel with Camcorder

I'm taking a trip with my Sony EA 50. I wondered what the issues have been for everyone else going through airport security, carry on bag, batteries, etc.

I was going to find a small carry-on bag just for the camera, mic, and lens(s), and check all my other stuff.
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Old July 19th, 2013, 09:57 PM   #2
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I do it all the time.
Actually no issues at all. Be nice.
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Old July 19th, 2013, 09:59 PM   #3
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Haven't done it for a while but honestly, I've never really had a problem traveling with my camera(s). I put camera, batteries, audio all in the carry on bag, chargers, lights (small LEDs) in checked bags. I had one TSA agent start talking to me about the gear but only because he was a "budding" vid guy.
You should be able to get the 50 and the ancillary gear in a Portabrace type bag that would go in the overhead without a problem.
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Old July 20th, 2013, 06:36 AM   #4
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If you search on "lithium Ion airline regulations", you'll find information saying that Li-On batteries need to be carried on and not checked. Further, you should have the batteries inserted in the device or cover the contacts with original packaging or insulating tape.

I use gaff tape which stores nicely on the battery when I am at the destination and is ready for the return trip.
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Old July 20th, 2013, 07:11 AM   #5
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There was no problem taking my EA50 between Sweden and Germany...
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