Cool it! Tips to prevent your camera overheating in summer

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(Image credit: Canon/Sony)

Around the world temperatures are currently soaring, and this latest heatwave is making sure that our cameras have a tough time. We've already written about how to avoid your phone overheating this summer, but what about when it comes to protecting your camera?

It's not always possible to avoid the sun altogether – given that you might need or want to shoot summer landscapes, portraits, holidays and travel, as well as commercial shoots. But how can you keep shooting in high heat while preventing your camera from overheating at the same time?

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar,, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.