reliable digital camera - one that will last 5 years plus?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by albert.mills, Jan 18, 2007.

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    albert.mills Guest

    Hi, I want to get a digital camera. There are lots that are well rated,
    but these things don't seem very sturdy. I want one that is well rated
    and will last at least 5 years with care. Was thinking of the sd630,
    but it has a an e-18 error sometimes. Any general suggestions or
    cameras in particular? Thanks.
    albert.mills, Jan 18, 2007
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    OCSDFW Guest

    I just got a Canon A630 . Good reviews and seems well built and sturdy
    OCSDFW, Jan 18, 2007
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    Joe Fisher Guest

    IMO, Canons are awesome cameras. Nobody can say for sure if a given camera
    will last for 5 years, no matter what the reviews, etc. say. Chance are it
    would be fine, but not necessarily.

    Joe Fisher, Jan 20, 2007
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    Daniel Guest

    On adding my "two cents" to the discussion, I have had lots of luck with the
    Canon A series cameras. I have an older Canon A60 that is at least 3 years
    old. It has done it duty taking photos and being bounced around in a bicycle
    bag for many miles. It even has taken a couple of drops to the groundr, one
    that required it to be snapped back together. My most recent Canon is the
    A95, it take very sharp and well exposed photos. Hope to buy another A
    series Canon very soon.

    Daniel, Jan 21, 2007
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    Joe Fisher Guest

    Personally, I *cannot stand* cameras that don't have an optical viewfinder
    of some sort. the sd just depends on the lcd, for that reason I prefer the
    "A" series canons.
    I mean, think about it, is there a less secure way to hold a camera than at
    arms length while you're framing a picture?

    Joe Fisher, Jan 24, 2007
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