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    what is the typical lifespan of a CCD chip?

    was thinking about that when I was informally planning my equipment progression....

    Does anyone know?

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    Default Re: lifespan of CCD?

    Originally posted by Tweek
    what is the typical lifespan of a CCD chip?

    was thinking about that when I was informally planning my equipment progression....

    Does anyone know?
    Long enough not to cause any worry. There are still the very old Kodak DCS series pro D-SLRs which are still going strong....

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    Originally posted by Tweek
    what is the typical lifespan of a CCD chip?

    was thinking about that when I was informally planning my equipment progression....

    Does anyone know?
    What camera do you have and you worry that much ?
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    remember reading somewhere that it's about 40k pics......
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    Hahaha the Olympus cameras at 10K they get out of warranty

    The point is that we need more than a life time to get the 40K ..
    By the other hand if you are a Pro photographer , that takes every day 50-100 shots , you are making so much cash that the camera is not an issue at all ..

    The averige persons like me , they will not go to take more than 300 pictures in a year time .
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    I think I exceeded 10k pics quite some time ago maybe reaching 15k soon.
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    syncmaster, no lar I'm not worrying, just wondering.

    For me I've chalked up about 5k pictures after having my camera for about 5-6 months, so that's easily 10k pics a year. Assuming the 40k pic that KC stated as the lifespan, then say my cam will last 4 years. Haha ok that's much longer than it's "shelf-life" anyway....

    syncmaster...we don't need more than a lifetime to chalk up 40k of pics. U strike only 300 a year? Get out there and take more pics! Hehheh.
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    I guess that i am not the type that will run all day with a camera in my hands .

    One artist photographer said : photography is to used to capture memmories ...

    Well there is no way for me to like to capture 10.000 memmories in a year time

    Or 10.000x 550Kb = 5.5 Tera Bytes
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    I everyday take at least 30 pic .. tat 900/mth. Sometimes I nothin to do, I just snap things in my house..
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    Originally posted by Klause
    I everyday take at least 30 pic .. tat 900/mth. Sometimes I nothin to do, I just snap things in my house..
    Practice makes perfect!!!

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    Originally posted by Tweek
    Jayan, no lar I'm not worrying, just wondering. And you ask me what camera I use ah, I'm a member of your Olympus Resource thread!

    For me I've chalked up about 5k pictures after having my camera for about 5-6 months, so that's easily 10k pics a year. Assuming the 40k pic that KC stated as the lifespan, then say my cam will last 4 years. Haha ok that's much longer than it's "shelf-life" anyway....

    Jayan...we don't need more than a lifetime to chalk up 40k of pics. U strike only 300 a year? Get out there and take more pics! Hehheh.
    Errmmm.. this may come as a shock to you but...

    syncmaster <> Jayan

    Dun be fooled by that avatar..

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    Originally posted by Edmund
    Errmmm.. this may come as a shock to you but...

    syncmaster <> Jayan

    Dun be fooled by that avatar..
    ermmm....are you sure? what makes u say that?

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    Originally posted by Tweek


    ermmm....are you sure? what makes u say that?
    Well... see for yourself.

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    Originally posted by Edmund
    Well... see for yourself.
    oops! Ok just realised...I mistook syncmaster for Jayan. That darn avatar! Hahahahahhahaha...

    corrected my previous post.

    Edmund, I thought you meant Jayan and syncmaster are the same person! I didn't realise that I actually took the replier in this thread to be Jayan accidentally...

    so malu.
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    No problem !!
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    i think most of us here at ClubSnap prob exceed 10K pics liao...

    but any advice on how to protect or increase lifespan of CCD?
    i heard shouldn't face direct sun isit?

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    Originally posted by eadwine
    but any advice on how to protect or increase lifespan of CCD?
    i heard shouldn't face direct sun isit?
    No one does that
    But electronics is not that sensitive .
    The CCDs do not die that easy , there is more possibilities ,your camera to fall in the sea ,than get your CCD dead or damaged .
    See the positive side .
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    I think the only way that the CCD will shorted the life span or burn out is shooting at direct, bright, strong, sunlight or other very bright light sources.
    But I think if you point any camera at the sun for too long something will be burn, even for a 35mm slr (esp those with Mirror locked up). Still remember the Magnifing glass experiment in pri school. Well I think the lens will also behave like one. Concentrate the light and heat on a flim or the curtain (shutter).
    The first part on CCD is an info i read from somewhere (can't remember liao) the second part regarding the sun is only what I guess, don't know if it will happen or not.

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    There is a way to save your camera , MOVE TO ALASKA

    hahahaha Sorry my friend i do enjoying with your fears .
    Do not worry that much , your camera will be at your hands for many years ,as long you respect it and take good care of it .
    The CCDs is not made from ice .
    You sood worry more for your lences , than the CCD .
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