What's the most likely parts(s) to fail?

Started Jan 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Albert Ang
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Re: What's the most likely parts(s) to fail?
In reply to Pierre Racine, Jan 10, 2013

Pierre Racine wrote:

Since I don't have a huge experience with cameras, I wonder what's the most likely part to fail in years to come, particulary concerning the OMD.

All the P&S I had failed after 4/5 years. ...

And are high end cameras (like OMD) more rugged than P&S? I'm not sure about this one...


Pierre Racine, Montreal.

Depending on how often you use the camera. Usually the shutter life is >150,000 clicks so shutter mechanism failure is unlikely if you're non-pro. For me, the more likely failures:

1. Being dropped or bumped (very high chance)

2. LCD flip-screen hinge mechanism

3. Battery


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