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Unread 03-31-2010, 03:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Interesting Camera Failure vs Price & Brand

Buy expensive digital camera, you get less risk to get it repair over cost

depend on brand

Camera Failure Versus Price and Brand
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Unread 03-31-2010, 03:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not surprise, have you heard the phrase "You get what you pay for"

That is why I paid higher end cameras. I have done comparing different cameras, and the cheaper one is stinky!
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I don't pay for high-end ones.

Why?

I do a lot of outdoors activities that would get the camera full of sand and dust. Not to mention the lenses would get scratched, even if I tried my best to take care of them.
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how many time you have to spend outdoor in a year?
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how many time you have to spend outdoor in a year?
I try to make it once a week if I can.

The last time I ran down a dusty hill, scratching my glasses, pots, getting dirt and dust in ALL of my bags, clothes, and go into the protective camera bag, was the day I decided that DSLR and high-end point-and-shoot shouldn't be something to venture after.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 10:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I once got a Sony digital camera for $3, but lost it cuz I left it on top of the car.
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Ah interesting. I used to have a Panasonic digital camera, didn't know it had the lowest failure/malfuction rates. I currently have a cheap Pentax digital camera, it has problem with lens cover not opening all the way when I turn it on. It has a higher failure rate anyway.
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I'm pretty glad to own DSLR Canon, it's fair expensive one and I had to take really good care of it. I guess it give a stick in my head that I don't want to lose or harm anything to mine.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 01:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I once got a Sony digital camera for $3, but lost it cuz I left it on top of the car.
lol! you poor bastard!
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ha ha my bro in law got a flat sony digital camera for free that he found it at some where. Good enough he accidentally dropped it in the lake within 8 months later. sad karma huh?

I usually get camera that prices was in between the low price and high price. I had it for three years and my son dropped it recently. It wasn't working. Ahh It's time for me to buy new one soon.
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I got a Canon EOS 20D for $800 (big discount employee. Without discount employee should be around $1600) and zero problem for six years. Even I take a picture at outside thru heavy snow and heavy rain. I love it and don't plan to buy another DSLR.

Canon EOS-20D Review: 1. Introduction: Digital Photography Review
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I don't pay for high-end ones.

Why?

I do a lot of outdoors activities that would get the camera full of sand and dust. Not to mention the lenses would get scratched, even if I tried my best to take care of them.
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Yeah... a paleontologist friend of mine wrecked his Canon Rebel XT in Montana... when the sand kickups... LOL
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