Functional defects due to seawater - 70D

Started 7 months ago | Questions thread
Kevin Omura
Kevin Omura Senior Member • Posts: 2,326
Do not keep it in a bucket of water!

I know some might think this is an urban legend but when I worked in retail I actually encountered someone who did just this. They had dumped in a canoe but were told to keep the camera in a bucket of water until they got back to the city. (a week later).

Well when they plopped the bucket on the counter all I could see is brown rusty water, didn't have the heart to tell them that their camera was destroyed. I suggested they take it out to Canon to see if they could repair it, obviously not. And this was a film camera, imagine how destroyed a camera full of electronics would be after being submersed in water for a period of time.

Though the 7D has pretty decent water resistance it's not waterproof. That you washed and wiped it quickly probably helped and if its lasted this long I like the others would just keep using it until it died.

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