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Reliability and the Big Makes

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by Mr Pleasant, Oct 11, 2003.

  1. Mr Pleasant

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    Has anyone read of any reliability surveys on digital cameras? I've owned a Canon Powershot G2 for two years and it's had two repairs in that time. My wife now fancies getting an Ixus 400 as a smaller, lighter, take-anywhere job, but our experience of Canon doesn't inspire confidence. Any views appreciated.
     
  2. MarkE19

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    My friend has a Canon Ixos (don't know model) and it is at least 4 years old. He has dropped/bounced/kicked it all around muddy fields etc and it has never needed to be repaired.
    I've got a Canon S30. It is about 3 years old and is still going strong.
    It sounds to me like you have just been unlucky :rolleyes:

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    Fair enough. Thanks for the reply.
     
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    I heard my 19 month old son chuckling in my office on Sunday and could hear something being thrown on the wooden floor repeatedly. When I went in I discovered it was my just out of warranty Canon S45. To my surprise it worked perfectly. Not a test for durability, but certainly a test for ruggedness and it passed with flying colours.
     

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