So I shoot with my Nikon D5200 a lot, one problem that bothers me especially when shooting conferences etc is 20 minutes cap for single clip length.
I don't see any way to overcome it other than wait for new firmware or some third party hack like ML for Canons. But while looking into this issue I found numerous claims, that this max clip length cap is there to prevent camera's chip from overheating. Now that is what bothers me, I find it pretty hard to believe since I usually make just one second gap between clips and shoot like that for hours and my camera doesn't protest in any way. Wouldn't there be any additional fail-safe (like overheating alert) to prevent damage to the chip if this issue was so serious?
On the other hand I don't want to risk my camera so I would like to be sure that continuous video shooting poses no threat.
- So is this chip overheating just hoax? I've also heard that this limit is there because of tax reasons.
- Or even if this overheating issue is real, does it create enough heat to damage the chip while shooting in continuous sequence of 20min clips?
(I am talking about Nikon D5200, but I guess it applies to all DSLRs, by chip I mean CMOS photosensitive chip, to be clear)