March 3, 2016 at 8:46PM, Edited March 3, 9:15PM
A7SII Overheating Woes
I shoot a lot outside in the Australian sun and the a7SII shuts itself off regularly to cool down when shooting 4k 25 or 30p. For every 2 minutes of shooting I have to wait for 2 minutes of cooling. It also overheats indoors after about 40 minutes of continuous recording in 4k. As you can imagine, it's tricky to work around these conditions! I am running the latest a7S II 2.0 firmware.
The only solution I have is switching batteries to one that isn't cooking hot. Sometimes I'll also replace the SD card in order to help cool it down.
Anyone got any pointers, tips, solutions?
I'm wondering if the camera will stop overheating if it's recording 4k to an external recorder (like an Atomos or a Blackmagic Video Assist)?
Or by using a battery grip – perhaps having the batteries further away from electronics would help it stay cool. Has anyone tried this?