RIP Canon PowerShot A75

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Dallas, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Dallas

    Dallas Guest

    This little camera served me well for 5 or so years when I didn't feel
    like lugging the 3 pound camera around.

    Anyway, it died... press the power button and nothing happens.

    Has anyone ever sent something like this off to Canon to be fixed?
    I'm guessing it would cost more than the original price.
     
    Dallas, Feb 9, 2012
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  2. Dallas

    philo Guest



    Ask them, it may be reasonable.

    Years ago I had my original Pentax repaired. It was about $60 to replace
    the photocell for the light meter. The camera is not worth that much
    money...but after I thought about it, to me it was well worth it
     
    philo, Feb 9, 2012
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  3. Dallas

    Robert Coe Guest

    : On 02/09/2012 04:38 PM, Dallas wrote:
    : >
    : > This little camera served me well for 5 or so years when I didn't feel
    : > like lugging the 3 pound camera around.
    : >
    : > Anyway, it died... press the power button and nothing happens.
    : >
    : > Has anyone ever sent something like this off to Canon to be fixed?
    : > I'm guessing it would cost more than the original price.
    :
    : Ask them, it may be reasonable.
    :
    : Years ago I had my original Pentax repaired. It was about $60 to replace
    : the photocell for the light meter. The camera is not worth that much
    : money...but after I thought about it, to me it was well worth it

    I do see Philo's point, but I think they're going to tell you it's not worth
    fixing; they may not even have the parts anymore.

    Five years is an eternity in the P&S camera world. Modern versions are vastly
    better. My daughter is a connoisseur of Canon P&Sses (with three young
    children to keep up with, she's wrecked several) and now has an S100. You
    might want to look into that one.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Feb 9, 2012
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  4. Dallas

    philo Guest



    True... a new and better one may cost about the price of a repair...

    in the case of my Pentax it had sentimental value
     
    philo, Feb 10, 2012
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  5. Dallas

    Mort Guest

    The S-100 is an excellent little camera, except for its aberrant
    automatic ISO setting, so I set ISO manually. The pix are really sharp
    at ISO 100 or 200. I've shot available light pix at ISO 1,600 which were
    still decent, where flash was not allowed. Its build quality seems to be
    excellent. People complain about getting only 200 pix per battery
    charge. I carry a spare battery, and nevertheless hardly ever shoot 200
    pix in one session.

    Mort Linder
     
    Mort, Feb 10, 2012
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  6. Dallas

    mike Guest

    I'd had a powershot a95 for nearly five years when the sensor gave out,
    as it was a known fault canon agreed to repair it for free.

    Doesn't hurt to ask

    Mike
     
    mike, Feb 10, 2012
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  7. Dallas

    Dallas Guest

    Yeah, coming to that conclusion too...

    The thing worth saving about the PowerShot A75 is it's optical
    viewfinder which is nearly impossible to find in a true pocket sized
    camera.
     
    Dallas, Feb 10, 2012
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  8. Dallas

    Dallas Guest

    I keep hearing that over and over.... that many people can't be
    wrong. :- )
     
    Dallas, Feb 10, 2012
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  9. Dallas

    Dallas Guest

    Yeah, this little A75 made the free round-trip for the CCD fault
    several years ago. Nice of them to do the right thing.

    I think I'll check with them just to see if there's a second issue I
    might get lucky on.
     
    Dallas, Feb 10, 2012
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  10. If you like that sort of thing, that's the sort of thing you will like.

    Having to hold a camera up to my eye to see what I'm doing is a real
    pain, and interferes with holding the camera steady (large parts of my
    face are somewhat bony, and it's all curved; a camera doesn't fit it
    very well).
     
    David Dyer-Bennet, Feb 10, 2012
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  11. The S-100 was a decent computer bus, but it's a bit outdated by now. :)
     
    David Dyer-Bennet, Feb 10, 2012
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  12. Dallas

    tony cooper Guest

    David, believe me when I say that I don't mean this unkindly, but I
    have to laugh at your recent postings regarding your body. First it
    was clothing that rubbed and restricted (in that other group), and
    now it's your face getting in the way of a camera.
     
    tony cooper, Feb 10, 2012
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  13. Doesn't help any that I'm left-eyed, either.

    There's a collection of portraits of me at the bottom of the Snapshos
    page (see sig for link) if you want to know exactly how weird my face is
    :).
     
    David Dyer-Bennet, Feb 10, 2012
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  14. Dallas

    Dallas Guest

    Not so weird... just look like an older hippie.

    :- )

    (It's ok for me to say that.. I used to be a bona fide hippie too.)
     
    Dallas, Feb 10, 2012
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  15. Dallas

    Dallas Guest

    I do know what he means... I have to crush my nose against the camera
    back of the 5D to peer through the viewfinder. Couple that with
    wearing glasses and I often can't see the outer edges of the frame.
    I'll get home and have to rotate and crop half my photos to straighten
    them out.
     
    Dallas, Feb 10, 2012
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  16. Dallas

    Dallas Guest

    Yeah, but the LCD on the back of the old A75 and my new iPhone turn
    into black mirrors in the sunlight.

    Are the new camera LCDs any better in the sun?
     
    Dallas, Feb 10, 2012
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  17. Dallas

    Savageduck Guest

    There are quite a few refugees from the 60's around here.
     
    Savageduck, Feb 11, 2012
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  18. Dallas

    PeterN Guest


    I too am left eyed. Better left eyed than cock eyed.
     
    PeterN, Feb 11, 2012
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  19. Dallas

    Irwell Guest

    I used to be right eye dominant until a small stroke
    knocked out about 10% of my right eye, it is like a small
    curtain in the top of the vision.
    Using the left eye for things like taking pictures has
    not been too much of a problem.
     
    Irwell, Feb 11, 2012
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  20. Back in the hippie era I had a crew cut -- because that's how my mother
    cut my hair. Basically, it hasn't been cut since I moved away from
    home.
     
    David Dyer-Bennet, Feb 11, 2012
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