How long do dSLR's last and are they repairable?

Started Jan 30, 2012 | Discussions thread
harrygilbert Senior Member • Posts: 2,799
Re: How long do dSLR's last and are they repairable?

Two factors influence how long DSLRs last:

1. Pure chance based on average MTBF specs
2. The care with which they are used

You can get a brand new one fail out-of-the box, or it can last 20 years. I have seen some photo equipment look and function like new after 20 years (mine), and I have seen some equipment look battered and worn after 2 weeks by a so-called "pro".

The rule of thumb many pros use is to always have a back-up camera -- but that applies to film as well as digital.

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