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

Started Jun 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: How long can digital bodies last.......even the good ones?
In reply to Rod McD, Jun 15, 2013

Rod McD wrote:

So what do you think? How long have your digital cameras kept working? How old is your oldest digital camera that's still working? Have others 'died' on you? And are any marques going to be able to develop/keep their reputation in relation to their camera bodies if their components are no better than anyone else's. (I acknowledge that mechanical lenses may be a different matter).

Generally speaking, digital cameras will outlast their batteries, it is the batteries that will reach a point where it will not hold enough power per charge to be worth the trouble of using it.

But why do we care? is it the pollution? or value for money?

Film cameras shot film, and film cost money and pollutes, so I think of digital cameras, if you manage to shoot over 10000 frames you come out ahead than if you could have ever done with a film camera. As a reference, most modern DSLRs have shutter life of over 100,000 clicks.

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