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Specialist
Posts: 33
Registered: ‎02-26-2016
Message 11 of 32 (1,518 Views)

Re: FDR-X3000 heat issues

As I said before its not in a case.  Its sitting on my desk with everything turned off.  

 

What camera you have?  If you start recording for about 20 mintues and touch the camera isnt it a little hot?  Like you touch it and say "ohh yea, thats a little hot" but it doesnt burn you?  Well, this is not recording and is at the "ohh yea, thats a little hot" stage just sitting on my desk.  

 

My little thermometer I just got shows it at 96F.  That is way hot even for a CPU at idle.  When I use the thermometer on the AS50 it shows a cool 77F.  My desk is 69F.  The AS50 recording is at 92F right now right at that "ohh yea, thats a little hot" stage.

 

Its been on for less than an hour and has 1 bar of battery life now after a full charge.  Not a single second of anything recorded.  My AS50 can say on for hours before getting that low without recording.  What's even more funny is I hit the record button just now and it shut off (the x3000).

 

I really wanted this camera to work for me but two doing the exact same thing is just wrong.

Expert
Posts: 375
Registered: ‎01-21-2015
Message 12 of 32 (1,513 Views)

Re: FDR-X3000 heat issues

I don't think there is anything wrong with your camera. I don't have an X3000, but I have an X1000, which I think works similarly. Just having the camera turned on uses up the battery, whether or not it is recording. And it will get warm, too, just sitting there. That's normal. And if you hit record when the battery is low, of course it will shut down.

 

There is a setting to turn off the camera after a specified time if it is not recording or connected via wifi. I have mine set for 1 minute. That way I don't waste battery. What is even better with the X3000 (and the AS50) is that you can turn them off and then back on remotely with a bluetooth connection. The X1000 is only wifi, and I use that to operate it with an external aircraft mounting. So my only option is to leave it turned on the whole time and use the remote to record only the footage I want. But the camera will not last beyond an hour even if I don't record.

Specialist
Posts: 33
Registered: ‎02-26-2016
Message 13 of 32 (1,475 Views)

Re: FDR-X3000 heat issues

I finally got to do some recording with the camera.  Not only is this one heating up its making everything grainy.  I give up.

Expert
Posts: 1,046
Registered: ‎11-02-2015
Message 14 of 32 (1,464 Views)

Re: FDR-X3000 heat issues

Would you mind to upload a sample of the "grain" to YouTube?

As I mentioned before, the camera uses the processors excess heat to warm the battery compartment up so you can access all the charge even in cold weather.
Expert
Posts: 375
Registered: ‎01-21-2015
Message 15 of 32 (1,441 Views)

Re: FDR-X3000 heat issues


Xaero wrote:

I finally got to do some recording with the camera.  Not only is this one heating up its making everything grainy.  I give up.


You said you also have an AS50. How does it compare to the X3000 regarding grainy vid? To show us, can you record side by side with both cameras the same scene simultaneously using the same settings, and then publish them on youtube? Wave a hand or some other movement in front of the cameras to ensure we are viewing them both simultaneously.

 

Enthusiast
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-19-2017
Message 16 of 32 (1,085 Views)

Re: FDR-X3000 heat issues

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First of all - sorry for my English, I'm still learning it Smiley Happy

 

Well, looks like you are using non original batteries in your camera. It's a popular problem with this camera in my country.

1. Just put it out, when you are about to leave the camera turned off for a long time.

2. Use a separate charger and do not charge non original NP-BX1 batteries in camera.

Specialist
Posts: 33
Registered: ‎02-26-2016
Message 17 of 32 (1,075 Views)

Re: FDR-X3000 heat issues

I was using the battery that came with it. On both cameras. You could fry an egg on them while recording. It was not plugged in and sometimes would overheat and shut off sitting on my desk in only a couple minutes. Not in waterproof case either. BOTH new and new replacement camera.

I don't have this camera anymore. I got a refund.
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Expert
Posts: 1,046
Registered: ‎11-02-2015
Message 18 of 32 (1,071 Views)

Re: FDR-X3000 heat issues

Glad you got a refund.

The tips of Azazavr are nonsense btw.
Enthusiast
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎04-22-2017
Message 19 of 32 (958 Views)

Re: FDR-X3000 heat issues

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I have the same problem with my FDR-X3000. It gets very hot even if i'm not recording.

If you get it solved, let me know.

Specialist
Posts: 33
Registered: ‎02-26-2016
Message 20 of 32 (949 Views)

Re: FDR-X3000 heat issues

I solved it by getting a refund.

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