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    Default Will Camera get damage for not using for a while?

    As above.

    Assuming your camera is well kept, say it is kept at the correct humidity. and say camera is left unused for 9 months.

    Will the camera get damage? some electronic product(especially mobile phone) will I guess. Anyone got this experience?
    Life is like Photography, to improve, you have to keep shooting!

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    Huh? Why do you think even a mobile phone will stop working? And "especially" a mobile phone?? Based on what? I have phones that have been in a cupboard for 3 years and will work just fine.

    Same goes with your camera. At most, I'd recommend removing the battery.
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    Default Re: Will Camera get damage for not using for a while?

    Eye and brain will get damaged if you dont use camera for this amount of time
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    Eye and brain will get damaged if you dont use camera for this amount of time
    haha i agree with you on this!

    TS, dont worry you put how long as long as it dont grow fungus can already! put in in a dry box or dry cabinet, with the batts removed...

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    Default Re: Will Camera get damage for not using for a while?

    electronic product suggest to use frequently isnt it?

    I got a few mobile which kept for a more then half a year and now all kaput!

    Maybe is becuz I didnt remove the batt!
    Life is like Photography, to improve, you have to keep shooting!

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    if u are afraid that the electronic parts will fail, why not just bring out every now and then, take a few shots and put it back again?

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    Its always the bats that will leak even if its off .
    and a little exercise will be good .

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    Quote Originally Posted by egnaro View Post
    electronic product suggest to use frequently isnt it?

    I got a few mobile which kept for a more then half a year and now all kaput!

    Maybe is becuz I didnt remove the batt!
    What phone is that? I mean really, I have 2 phones that I've not touched in over 2 years (and the battery was left inside!). I just tried plugging the charger into them and starting them up, both worked perfectly.

    I'd say it's user error, don't blame the electronics.
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    I advise you to take it out at least once a month to handle and operate it for a while.

    Don't ask me why or how it happened.

    I lost a TV, radio and a HI FI set due to long term proper storage of 2 to 3 years.


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    Default Re: Will Camera get damage for not using for a while?

    1 HP PDA phone cant remember the model, dun seem to work further, 1 Samsung Flat mobile oso cant remember the model, the whole half LCD kaput! ended up becuz a radio for a ah ma!.

    1 china made tampon like phone, I think still working but due to the button, cannot use oso(user fault)

    1 Motorola Smartphone, dun think it work even thru direct power supply, but not sure what is the reason.
    Life is like Photography, to improve, you have to keep shooting!

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    Maybe you can consider selling it away and keep the money in the bank...
    Buy the latest model only when you have decided to take up photography again....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    Eye and brain will get damaged if you dont use camera for this amount of time
    lol... rofl...

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    Just the other day, I took out my 1st digital camera, a Minolta and it die!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by egnaro View Post
    As above.

    Assuming your camera is well kept, say it is kept at the correct humidity. and say camera is left unused for 9 months.

    Will the camera get damage? some electronic product(especially mobile phone) will I guess. Anyone got this experience?

    no, but it is not recommended that you store a discharged lithium ion battery without charging it for long periods of time.

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    If you plan to stop shooting for a while, just sell the camera. Prices of electronics can only drop with time.

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    Default Re: Will Camera get damage for not using for a while?

    My mon's DGD a.k.a 大哥大 phone can still work now after almost 20years...
    Only that no more CDMA network =P
    http://www.akkuaphotography.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    no, but it is not recommended that you store a discharged lithium ion battery without charging it for long periods of time.
    That's the only thing that will spoil.

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    Default Re: Will Camera get damage for not using for a while?

    Quote Originally Posted by shiftylens View Post
    Its always the bats that will leak even if its off .
    and a little exercise will be good .
    If Li-Ion batteries have any leak then you don't need to worry about your camera anymore
    But as mentioned by others, Li-Ion is best kept fully charged. Better even to keep in fridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    Eye and brain will get damaged if you dont use camera for this amount of time
    haha my fav answer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky78 View Post
    I advise you to take it out at least once a month to handle and operate it for a while.

    Don't ask me why or how it happened.

    I lost a TV, radio and a HI FI set due to long term proper storage of 2 to 3 years.

    They have larger capacitors, sure to fail.

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