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Old March 10th, 2011, 05:40 AM   #1
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How to see the total operating hours Sony EX3?

I would like to know the total operating hours on my EX3.
I'm sure its obvious but I cant seam to find it.

thanks in advance.

Is it Hours Meter> Hours> Sys

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Old March 10th, 2011, 10:56 PM   #2
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That shows how long the camera has been switched on, it doesn't take into account whether or not it was recording, just on time...
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Old March 11th, 2011, 02:58 AM   #3
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Thanks Hiram, I didn't know but it did look like total "ON" hours to me.
I would like to know how to bring up total recorded hrs.

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Old March 11th, 2011, 10:15 PM   #4
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Anyone correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think there is any timer for total recording time...
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Re: How to see the total operating hours Sony EX3?

As there is no wear and tear on the EX camera there is little point in knowing how may hours have been spent recording. The wear and tear will be on the LCD screen display and the how many times you operate switches, turn the lens etc.

I can see the point of knowing how many hours have been used for recording with a tape based camera, as this would be useful information for how much life is left in the recording/playback head.
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Old March 12th, 2011, 05:42 AM   #6
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As there is no wear and tear on the EX camera there is little point in knowing how may hours have been spent recording.
OK Vincent, thanks, that makes sense.

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Old March 12th, 2011, 07:40 AM   #7
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Re: How to see the total operating hours Sony EX3?

Other than the general sense of how "well used" the camera might be. Presumably, a used camera with 40 hours will have been subjected to less wear and potential abuse than one with 1,000 hours on it.

But yes, there seems to be much less agonizing to do over the hour meter, compared to the old video heads & drums cameras.
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