Are 'Hot' IP Cameras a Problem?

By John Honovich, Published Nov 09, 2009, 07:00pm EST

In our ongoing camera testing, many of the megapixel cameras get really hot, really fast. So hot, in fact, that it would be uncomfortable to hold the camera for more than a few seconds.

The question, though, is whether this is a real problem for long term performance and reliability or simply a nuisance.

We think it's an important question but one that is hard to test accurately with a small number of cameras over a short time period. We do not recall analog cameras ever getting this hot and the cameras that seem to be getting hottest are the small form factor megapixel cameras.

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