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    Is there an "end of life" for a digital camera when it has taken a certain number of shots?

    I once read somewhere that if it reaches somewhere like 10,000 to 15,000 shots, it is about times up. Is that true?

    Is that referring to the camera itself or just to the memory card only (ie after reading, writing and erasing that amount of photos).

    My camera is reaching 8000 shots now. So I am wondering...

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    I would not be too worried at 8k. Just shoot. When the shutter mechanism fails, you can have it replaced ( for a fee ), or it might be time you are changing a body

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    Default Re: End of life?

    Quote Originally Posted by chooz View Post
    Is there an "end of life" for a digital camera when it has taken a certain number of shots?

    I once read somewhere that if it reaches somewhere like 10,000 to 15,000 shots, it is about times up. Is that true?

    Is that referring to the camera itself or just to the memory card only (ie after reading, writing and erasing that amount of photos).

    My camera is reaching 8000 shots now. So I am wondering...
    I think the number should be abt 50k....well, perhaps depends on the camera. For eg. professional models should be able to take hundreds of thousands exposures...
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    DSLR or Point&Shoot?

    My 400D has gone through 22k since December already.
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    dSLR has a finite life span on the shutter, since it's a mechanic part.

    Usually it's estimated at 50k for the entry level dSLR (which most of use I believe). The life span also depends on how you shoot though, if you always shoot in burst mode, the shutter life span tends to shorten up.

    Hope that helps.

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    Default Re: End of life?

    I am using a prosumer camera, Sony DSC-H1.

    DSLR seems to last longer, how about prosumer and point&shoot cameras? Anyone with experience on this?

    Thanks

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    Ur cam DSC-H1 does not have a mchanical shutter if im not wrong. Only SLR has one.

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    Default Re: End of life?

    Quote Originally Posted by chooz View Post
    I am using a prosumer camera, Sony DSC-H1.

    DSLR seems to last longer, how about prosumer and point&shoot cameras? Anyone with experience on this?

    Thanks
    your pro-consumer compact should last longer than dslr unless you drop it...practise more, worry later.

    my AA batt operated p&s is 5 years old already from late 03...
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    my cousin's late D200 (sold already) lasted 160k+
    Doubt 8k is that much

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