Camcorder question

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Got a question for fellow camcorder owners: Just bought a new Sony Handycam SX44 camcorder yesterday, and I read something in the manual that worried me. it said this:

" When the temperature of the camcorder,or battery pack becomes extremely low, you may not be able to record or play back on the camcorder,due to the protection features of the camcorder being activated in such situations"

The operating range in the manual was listed from 32 degrees F to 104 degrees F (Said the same in my old Fuji camera manual as well)

Are they referring to extended times of use below 32 degrees (as in several hours continuous)? I've operated my current Fuji camera in colder temps than that,and it worked. I'm out at most 90 minutes at a time, this includes waiting for the train I'm filming to show up,and for it to pass me. In between trains I go back home and wait there. I wil have it wrapped in a warm cloth, inside an insulated camera bag. Will I be ok here?? I didn't buy it to not use it year round
 
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My camera (which I got just last year) is the same way...you should be just fine using it when it's below freezing. There is always the chance of a "Lens Defect" like I had on my old camera that I got in 2008 but I wouldn't be too concerned about it.
 

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Railfanius Extremus
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My camera (which I got just last year) is the same way...you should be just fine using it when it's below freezing. There is always the chance of a "Lens Defect" like I had on my old camera that I got in 2008 but I wouldn't be too concerned about it.
I figured I would be, My old Fuji has the same operating temp range, and it's worked well in the cold. I'll have it inside a sock (clean) to help it stay warm when I'm not using it . Hope to be using it tomorrow
 





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