How long can digital bodies last.......even the good ones?

Started Jun 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
Mike_PEAT
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Should last at least 10 years..,
In reply to Rod McD, Jun 12, 2013

Rod McD wrote:

I can't think of any electronic thing I've owned that lasted more than about ten years and many have been less. Phones, digital cameras, iPods, DVD players, remote controls, game consoles, you name it. Sooner or later a sensor, motor, LCD, processor, circuit board, etc, something - has 'died'.

I have a Commodore monitor from the 80's that still works, I have digital cameras from more than 10 years ago that still function 100%, even my first LED clock radio from the 70's (one of the first on the market) still works fine.

The risk in digital cameras is the mechanicals (the shutter), and the capacitor for the internal flash.  Also how you take care of it.  I used my film camera for 20 years and it never needed any service.

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