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Condensation my video camera is saying it has condensation. i have done everything the book says to do but it`s still coming up.

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  • shitabrick Mar 13, 2008

    you mentioned that the camera may be saying i have condensation but it may not, how do i fix the camera then so it doesn`t say that?

  • shitabrick Mar 14, 2008

    no, nothing.

  • shitabrick Mar 14, 2008

    o.k i`ll put it in the sun and see what happens.

  • PonceCandy Aug 07, 2008

    After a trip to Cancun under humid weather my lens became blurry. It was fine until I went form an air conditioned hotel room to the room's balcony... I can see some pictures taken before and they are ok, but now it is all blurry. How can I get the moisture out, how can I fix this? Back home when I tried to download what I had the computer gave me an error message!!! I need help Thanks



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There is a sensor near the video head of the camera which senses the percentage of humidity in air and switch off the function, if the humidity is high, because the tape will get struck with video head due to high moisture content in the air. Usually the inside of the camera is cooler than the outside so it will not function.
Remedy is to reduce the humidity down. So expose the camera to sun light after opening the cassette door.Or a little heated air from a video light can do well.

Posted on Mar 14, 2008


Is condensation visible? Can you see any areas (behind the litle screen, lens etc) that have moisture?

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Do you still have condensation, or is the camera just saying you do? how technically skilled are you? Do you feel confident enough to take off the outer cover and let it dry in the sun.

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