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    Overcoming NEX 5N overheating. a cheap and real fix!
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    I have been using the 5n for some professional event shoots where a full rig is too big and the inconspicuous nature of the Nex5n. On 2 of the three occasions it has been very warm and the camera overheats after about 20mins continuous.

    lifting the screen helps, blowing air on the back cools it a bit more. all i know is that the panel underneath the screen gets warm.

    So, I searched for some small heatsinks and found some DDR3 ram heatsinks with thermal tape included. I bought a pack of them and stuck them in the area where the camera gets hottest. All I will say is that since then, the camera stays a lot cooler- i have not yet seen the overheat icon pop up. for 5.99gbp the heatsinks are so good for keping the camera cool! they are working because you can feel that they are getting abit warm

    the thermal tape is really strong, but can be removed easily without damage

    Some images of the little 5N stealth rig. In case, with kit lens+ added rubber grip to make the silver lens less shiny and visible Note the way the screen no longer can be fully closed. not too much of a problem though as it still goes flat due to the articulated screen system.


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    nice - does this still work if you use it with the screen down, covering the heatsinks? (like in the last picture)


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    pulling the heat away from the camera itself a lot quicker than it would without the heatsinks. my tests have been done with the screen positioned flat against the heatsinks. the camera no longer shows the overheat icon. gets to 29:50 on the record timer without any sign of the overheat icon. notice the way the heatsink fins are channelling upwards to assist the heat in travelling upwards and away from the heat source.


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    lovely, thanks


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    Damn nice. And what's that Sony screen?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Oller View Post
    Damn nice. And what's that Sony screen?
    cheers

    sony clm-v55. pricey compared to lilliput, but the form factor of it is about half the size of the ugly lilliput 5" offering. really look the part when out and about. event guys take you more seriously and you can hit focus a lot quicker when grabbing that golden moment or smile of a crowd member


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    Interesting solution there - this might work with other articulated-screen cameras too.
    Loving that tiny rig too, btw. (slightly jealous!)


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    Where do you order those heatsinks?, maybe i will give a try!

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    I'm also very interested in trying this out. If you could share where you purchased them from, I would really appreciate it.


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    Just search ebay for 'ram heatsinks' or 'heatsinks' you might find ones with shorter fins that allow you to close the screen a bit more..

    these are the ones I used:-
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/ram-chip-heat-sinks-98850




    Being copper, these might work better than my aluminium ones:-
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/8x-Copper-...ht_3874wt_1110





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