Do the mirrorless digital cameras last long?

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Do the mirrorless digital cameras last long?
Oct 28, 2012

Hello,

I had both my Canon AE-1 and my Leica for over 30 years and they worked great the day I sold them.  I still have my Viewmaster camera which also works perfectly.  Unfortunately I am on my third compact digital camera which, so far, has lasted 3 years.  The two prior to this one lasted about 3 years each before something went wrong which was too expensive to fix.  Plus, they got smaller and smaller and so I did not hesitate to buy a new one (they were Kodak and two Canons in that order).  I am now considering buying one of the compact digital cameras with interchangeable lenses but I'm afraid that they are fragile and at the prices they command, just not worth the money.

Any thoughts, suggestions or recommendations? I would consider a used or new older model mirrorless model to save some money.  I read that the mirrorless ones were slimmer and I want it as small as possible to fit in my purse.

Thank you very much

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