We are taking the g/kids to Lapland for a couple of Santa-viewing days. Temperature likely to be -20 to -5 Centigrade. Any views out there on whether this will damage Pentax Optio 550 camera? Might it not work at all.
be careful when moving the camera between diffrant temp enviroments. cold to warm, can cause a condensation problem. I would try and keep the camera in an internal pocket, and only bring it out as needed. Also batteries start to fail as they get cold
To avoid the condensation problem there is the possability of useing a water proof case, as used by divers underwater.
It would also act as a layer of insulation. If you put the camera in the case in a nice dry place, then there should, in theory at least, be little moisture in the case to form condensation to start with. And any moisture should form into condensation onto the inside of the case, instead of the insides of the camer.
As for a dry place, try a car with air con, on full blast, with the re-circulation button on. Makes the air very dry.
Have no idea if it works, but the theory sounds fine.
The leg of a thick woollen sock - a bit of knicker lastik - and imagination - that'l do it.
On holiday this year I became concerned over my Olmypus E10 getting rained on and sand blasted We were in UK -how did you guess. Herself purchased a pair of trainers. They came in one of those tough transparent plactic bags That and a couple elestic bands became my shower and sand proof 'case'