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A6000 over heating?
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Jan 20, 2018 10:37:05   #
fazgeo
 
Hi Hogs
I recently purchased a Sony A6000 to add a small carry around camera to use instead of my Nikons.
I love the camera and takes great photos and videos.
The other day taking a few videos of a live band, after 8 to 10 minutes it shut down and after a while, I noticed it showed a warning, overheating
camera will shut down if not stopped?
anyone ever have this happen or know why.
Thank you

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Jan 20, 2018 10:56:05   #
47greyfox (a regular here)
 
Google “Sony a6000 overheating.” You’ll have enough postings and articles to last for hours. I don’t know whether it makes any difference, but with my a6000, I don’t do any video and havent experienced any overheating issues. Now, poor battery performance, that’s another matter.

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Jan 20, 2018 11:06:34   #
insman1132
 
Are you using the Sony Orig. Battery that came with your camera, fazgeo?

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Jan 20, 2018 11:45:09   #
awc657
 
I own two a6000's and most of the time I shoot still shots but on occasion I have done some video. I have seen much about the over heating issue but have never experienced it myself. I have shot as long as 28 minutes without any over heating. It is my suspicion that it is an issue with individual cameras rather than across the board. Couldn't be happier with mine and I use generic batteries all the time.

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Jan 20, 2018 11:55:57   #
BJ in OKla
 
Try pulling the LCD screen away from the camera body.. To let air in to cool the back of the camera..
There is limit as to how long you can shoot video..
Bj

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Jan 20, 2018 13:01:52   #
awc657
 
I read that there was a 29 minute limit on video to keep the camera from being reclassified as a video camera. Evidently, Sony does not want that classification to change this the 29 minute limit.

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Jan 20, 2018 13:37:11   #
rgrenaderphoto (a regular here)
 
awc657 wrote:
I read that there was a 29 minute limit on video to keep the camera from being reclassified as a video camera. Evidently, Sony does not want that classification to change this the 29 minute limit.


The European Union, in another example of the Nanny State, classified any video recording device that recorded 30 minutes or longer, as a video camera, and was subject to higher tariffs.
SO camera manufacturers, all over the world, comply.

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Jan 20, 2018 18:25:40   #
repleo (a regular here)
 
fazgeo wrote:
Hi Hogs
I recently purchased a Sony A6000 to add a small carry around camera to use instead of my Nikons.
I love the camera and takes great photos and videos.
The other day taking a few videos of a live band, after 8 to 10 minutes it shut down and after a while, I noticed it showed a warning, overheating
camera will shut down if not stopped?
anyone ever have this happen or know why.
Thank you


Overheating during video was a fairly well know issue with the A6300, but I hadn't heard of it with the A6000. Try a different video setting to see if it helps. Go to Camera Settings 2 tab and select Record Setting. There are a number of quality settings there. 60i 17M FH is the default but maybe a lesser settings will solve the overheating problem.

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Jan 21, 2018 07:38:13   #
mas24 (a regular here)
 
fazgeo wrote:
Hi Hogs
I recently purchased a Sony A6000 to add a small carry around camera to use instead of my Nikons.
I love the camera and takes great photos and videos.
The other day taking a few videos of a live band, after 8 to 10 minutes it shut down and after a while, I noticed it showed a warning, overheating
camera will shut down if not stopped?
anyone ever have this happen or know why.
Thank you


There was a problem with overheating in Video Mode with the a6300, and Sony issued a firmware to alleviate that problem. I never heard about this Video Mode problem in the a6000, but Sony claims to have solved the problem with its newest model, the a6500. Check to see if any new firmware has been announced for the a6000, to address this problem, like was done for the a6300. I know someone who owns a Sony a6000, but he doesn't do video on it. Good luck.

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Jan 21, 2018 12:31:55   #
John_F (a regular here)
 
Sony warns about shooting 'too' long videos. What is happening is shooting video frames at some rate means the sensor and internal software are doing work and some heat is produced. True video cameras have heat sinks but your camera has no heat sink. What is the video frame rate of your camera - something the near 30 frames per second. Anyrhing too much slower will give you herky jerky motion sort of like those WW1 marching soldiers in France.

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Jan 21, 2018 17:43:40   #
sirlensalot
 
I know a golf pro who uses the a6000 to video clients who are taking lessons. He gets about 12-15 minutes before it overheats. He added a heat sink work around, but it only added a couple of minutes, depending on the weather. I also own the a6000, but have only done short video clips. First I have seen that battery may be an issue. I will be looking into that. The 6000 has the worst problem with heat, the 6300 a lesser issue and I am not sure if they cured it entirely with the a6500 or not. IMO, if a camera is designed to take videos as long as 28 minutes and it does not, it is a manufacturing problem. I do not know if there is a firmware update for the a6000 that alleviates the problem, but if you purchased it new, I would think they would take it back if it does not function as advertised.

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