The new Gen 4 will operate in temperatures between 14º Fahrenheit (-10º Celsius) and 104º F (40º C).
❄️ If shooting in temperatures below that, then waken the ShotKam from Sleep Mode every 10 minutes to heat up the electronics. When you see a solid green LED light, the Gen 4 is buffering video and ready to record. This process generates heat from the processor, so it keeps the battery warm. Either close the action or bump the gun every 10 minutes to keep the battery warm.
Using your ShotKam in very cold condition will not harm battery life, but using it in very hot conditions above 110º F (43º C) can permanently shorten battery life. Do not leave the device in a hot car because temperatures in parked cars can exceed this range.
You do not need a Camera Warming Sleeve if you have a Gen 4 ShotKam. The new battery technology allows it to continue working in colder temperatures than the hand warmers, so warmers do not make a difference.
The Gen 3 will operate where the ambient temperature is between 38º Fahrenheit (3º Celsius) and 110º F (43º C). Using your ShotKam in very cold conditions will temporarily shorten battery life, cause the device to turn off, or cause inconsistent recordings. The battery is made of lithium-ion which is a liquid (same as iPhones), so it can freeze. Battery life will return to normal when you bring the device back to higher ambient temperatures, so there is no permanent damage with extreme cold weather.
Recommend Accessory: Camera Warming Sleeve
This enables use of the ShotKam Camera in temperatures down to 10°F (-12°C). Activate a hand warmer and place it into the pocket within the warming sleeve, then place the sleeve around the ShotKam Camera.
The Camera Warming Sleeve with ShotKam logo comes with two packs (2 warmers per pack) of hand warmers. Shop the Camera Warming Sleeve:
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Using a ShotKam Camera in very hot conditions above 110º F (43º C) can permanently shorten battery life. Don’t leave the device in your car because temperatures in parked cars can exceed this range.
Storing During Off-Season:
Store the camera at room-temperature. For optimal battery longevity, charge the ShotKam for three hours every 2-3 months. The camera has an internal clock to keep track of the date and time, so it has a slow drain over time. Recharging the battery every few months is not mandatory, but helpful.
The battery will need replaced every 3-4 years depending on use. You may conduct an at-home Battery health test.
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