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SmallRig intros cooling system for Sony cameras and more

The new SmallRig Cooling System promises to lower the temperature and extend shoots
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The new SmallRig Cooling System promises to lower the temperature and extend shoots

One of the latest releases from SmallRig is a cooling system for various Sony cameras (and a modified version for others) that should prevent overheating crimping your shooting style.

The new Cooling System for Sony Cameras, to give it its official name, is one of those products that does exactly what it says on the tin. 

It uses an external power source to drive a high-efficiency fan with a TEC cooling module to keep camera temperatures down. It fits in the space where the LCD screen is stowed: just pop the screen out and it quickly clips in.

Two fan speeds are available depending on how great your need is and it weighs 114.5 g / 3.5 oz. Noise levels are 40dB in Normal mode where the fan spins up to 4500 RPM, and 50dB in Enhanced Mode where it reaches 7000RPM. 

The cameras it covers are the α7C, FX3, ZV-E1, ZV-E10, α7 IV, ZV-1, ZV-1F, α7S III, α7C II, α7CR, α6700, and FX30.

Price is $69.

SmallRig cooling system product shot

For $20 less you can pick up a unit that uses mounting brackets to widen out the compatible models to include Canon and FUJIFILM cameras, though it also loses some functions such as the dual fan speed. The full list of compatible units here is:

Sony: ZV-E10 / ZV-1 / ZV-E1 / Alpha 7 IV / Alpha 7S III / Alpha 7C II / Alpha 7C / FX3 / FX30 / Alpha 6700

Canon: EOS 70D / R5 / R6 / R7 / R8 / R10 / RP / R50


Some quick caveats: Obviously you’re not going to be able to stow the LCD screen while you have it installed, and it’s a good idea not to use the Cooling System to continue cooling when the camera is not operating to prevent condensation inside the camera. It's also not waterproof, so those dreams of using it in hot and humid environments are best left to one side.

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