Long-Term reliability and serviceability data

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Gerry Winterbourne Forum Pro • Posts: 18,459
Re: Long-Term reliability and serviceability data

MNE wrote:

Does DPReview ever consider long-term equipment reliability data in their reviews

How can they be? A review by its nature is of something new, not something old. Would you really expect DPR - or any reviewer - to go back to something they published 10 years ago and assess the durability of the product?

And, more to the point, how could they do so? Every model is produced by the thousand - how can any reviewer find out how many of those thousands have failed; how many are still in use; how many have simply been set aside; how many have been misused or abused?

or just initial quality? I suspect the answer is no, but wanted someone to confirm.

Of course - no need to suspect it; it's the only thing possible.

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