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What precautions should be taken when using the camera in a cold enviroment?

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In cold environments (winter outdoor, highlands), battery performance decreases extremely. We recommend keeping spare batteries in a warm place, such as the inside of a coat. (Batteries can recover their power when they warm up.) When taking the camera from a cold to a warm environment, place it in a sealed plastic bag to prevent condensation from forming. Allow the camera to come to room temperature before removing it from the bag.

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