Quality of Sony digicams vs. Canon

Discussion in 'Sony' started by snowrider555, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. snowrider555

    snowrider555 Guest

    Hello,
    What would everyone think is the higher quality of the 2, eg; least
    likely to break down and/or require service. I don't use a digicam
    very much but when I do for my yearly vacation, I don't want it
    crapping out on me overseas in front of the Eiffel tower or the
    Acropolis.

    TIA for your opinions,
    S.
     
    snowrider555, Apr 13, 2007
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    cgiorgio Guest

    Depends on what model you choose and how lucky you are. Neither company
    seems to have quick and competent technical support in Europe so if
    something happens, you will be screwed anyway. Amateur cameras (including
    DSLR's) usually have low priority in repair centers.
     
    cgiorgio, Apr 13, 2007
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    Dave Cohen Guest

    People who own Sony will say Sony. Those who own Canon will say Canon,
    so take your choice.
    There are publications that keep track of problem reports for various
    products, you would have to search for that.
    Dave Cohen
     
    Dave Cohen, Apr 13, 2007
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  4. Take one of each.

    You are asking about the reliability of consumer electronics. Long-term
    reliability has never been a prime issue and never will be. Those little
    puddles of technology: silicon, glass, plastic are spewed out to make money
    for the manufacturers. The manufacturers profit when they fail, after the
    warranty runs out. There is a lot of evidence that they are designed to
    fail, by the way.

    Military and Medical specifications aside, consumer stuff is designed to
    work for at least 1 year.
     
    Charles Schuler, Apr 13, 2007
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    SteveB Guest

    A friend used to service mainly Sony digicams but other makes as well plus
    TVs etc, I asked him recently what used to go wrong with digital cameras
    mainly and the answer was 'the owner'. Cameras dropped, contaminated with
    sand, pepsi; these account for the vast majority of failures. Overall, all
    types of domestic electronics considered, he rated Samsung the best built
    low end stuff but that may have been because they were the easiest and most
    logical to work on, that's the way engineers think.
     
    SteveB, Apr 14, 2007
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    Bill Funk Guest

    That can't be answered; while there may be a statistical difference
    in the general reliability between the two brands (which is what you
    are asking about), this can't be taken down to actual samples, meaning
    *one* example or another.
    The camera you buy may be much more or less reliable than the group
    consisting of all examples of that model. IOW, the one you buy may
    crap out at the worst possible moment, or it may work very well for
    over ten years; there's no way to tell.
    Sorry.

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    Bill Funk, Apr 14, 2007
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