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

Started Jun 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
Osvaldo Cristo
Osvaldo Cristo Veteran Member • Posts: 4,269
There are cameras, and... cameras

There are cameras, and... cameras. Do not be fooled: cameras are not constructed equal. It was true for "old film cameras" as well for the newer digital ones.

There are cameras in the market that are mere toys and some models constructed like tanks - yes, even in the era of disposables you will find such well constructed and robust cameras, usually dedicated to pro market and sold for a small fortune.

Another factor for the camera lifespan is its use: the amount and the way you use and store the camera. Some people abuse his camera as it was a concrete brick and others like a precision optical instrument, handling it with gloves and mask (some exaggeration).

Personally I think the weakest point in the camera endurance is its batteries: unfortunately virtually all camera manufacturers use dedicated rechargeable batteries and they have limited shelf life, limited recharging cycles and unfortunately, limited availability as new cameras will use new batteries and old spares eventually will disappear from the market. Again, the "old film cameras" used standard commercially available battery cells and most of them are available even today, after some decades from the camera launching (except for the mercury based cells).


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