Article ID : 00186874 / Last Modified : 08/14/2023Print

The overheating warning appears on the camera and continuous recording stops

    While camcorders provide nonstop, high-quality video recording capability, they don't offer the same still image capture quality. Digital still and interchangeable lens cameras offer the best of both worlds: high-quality image capture and video capture capability. Cameras also provide advanced focus, lighting, image capture flexibility, and control capabilities above camcorders. If you're using your camera to record movie clips or shoot many continuous bursts of still pictures, the temperature inside the camera will increase. If the temperature becomes too high, a warning icon or error message may appear, and the device shuts down to protect the circuitry. This response to heat is a typical camera characteristic, and the device should be turned off to cool down.

    Before you start

    • Check your camera operating manual or Help Guide for specific recording limits, steps, and additional information related to temperature conditions. Manuals are posted on your model support page.
    • Cameras have defined limits for continuous video or multi-burst image recording time.
    • Recording limits will vary depending on your camera model and other factors.

    Tips for optimal recording performance

    Select the category for continuous recording/multi-burst image capture performance information and tips.

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