Water Damage: Don't Loose Hope
Water damage is something that can be fatal to any camera at all if not dealt with properly. Any photographer's nightmare is to watch their recently purchased DSLR with a brand new lens hit the water of a muddy puddle.
This happened to me and you can read the entire story of what happened to it in the EOS1100 forums, but this article is for solving the problem.
Water damage can cause countless problems, including short circuiting, sensor damage, corrosion, fungal growth, jamming, and physical component failure.
The most important thing to keep in mind when you are solving the problem of water damage is not letting it happen in the first place. Always carry your camera in a bag that will either prevent or slow the entry of water, any bag will do this.
Water damage is curable, despite what so many forums like to say. Numerous sources claim that as soon as your camera hits the water it is a writeoff.
Background On This Article
This article is written from experience and a lot of research. My experience is actually having a DSLR submerged for a decent about of time.
The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions held by dpreview.com or any affiliated companies.