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EndubSmurf Registered since 11th Sep 2011Sun 11-Sep-11 07:11 PM
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"Taking the battery out while the camera is on? (Nikon D5100)"


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I always turn off my camera before I take the battery out. But my dad took out the battery without turning it off? It may have went into sleep mode/stand-by mode and the camera wasn't doing anything. But either way could this have done anything wrong to my camera that I should be worried about? I over worry about my camera haha but I was wondering. Thanks.

  

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jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010Sun 11-Sep-11 07:59 PM
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#1. "RE: Taking the battery out while the camera is on? (Nikon D5100)"
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Sun 11-Sep-11 09:31 PM by jpFoto

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Stop worrying. It wouldn't damage anything anyway, but if the camera is still working there is obviously no damage done. You're not supposed to change cards or lenses with the camera on either, but people do it all of the time with no adverse consequences.

That being said, "don't tempt fate."

jP

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sun 11-Sep-11 10:24 PM
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#2. "RE: Taking the battery out while the camera is on? (Nikon D5100)"
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Hi Tristan,

Welcome to Nikonians!
As JP wrote above, if your camera is working correctly All is well so don't worry about it. That said, turning the camera off before removing the battery or memory card for that matter is best practice.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Mon 12-Sep-11 01:58 PM
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#3. "RE: Taking the battery out while the camera is on? (Nikon D5100)"
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It's just like running out of battery power, actually - nothing to worry about. Don't do it unnecessarily, but if you forget, no big deal.

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pjonesCET Gold Member Nikonian since 11th Jul 2011Mon 12-Sep-11 04:58 PM
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#4. "RE: Taking the battery out while the camera is on? (Nikon D5100)"
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There is a difference between losing power because the battery because you run out of juice, and and removing a Battery while power is on (Especially, if the battery is at full power). When Battery is at low power you get a warning that there is not enough power. (At least on my 3000 it does).

It's possible that it did no damage. But, then again it could. Its possible that it did affect something in a minor way or will eventually.

I worked in Electronics for years and know the affects of voltage surges.

If it hasn't affected the camera, than that is great, Don't do it again.

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RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter MemberMon 12-Sep-11 11:15 PM
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#5. "RE: Taking the battery out while the camera is on? (Nikon D5100)"
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Taking it out would not cause a surge, just the opposite.
Besides the Digital Nikons have protection built in to handle the different charge levels.

The main warning has to do with turning off the camera while it is still writing to the card.
This could cause data loss.

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