Will Camera get damage for not using for a while?


egnaro

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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?
 

Rashkae

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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.
 

evilorgi

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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...
 

egnaro

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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! ;p
 

reuters

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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 .
 

Rashkae

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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! ;p
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.
 

Rocky78

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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. :dunno:

:confused::confused::confused:
 

egnaro

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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.
 

watermaze

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

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

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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.
 

Octarine

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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 :bsmilie:
But as mentioned by others, Li-Ion is best kept fully charged. Better even to keep in fridge.
 

kklee

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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. :dunno:

:confused::confused::confused:
They have larger capacitors, sure to fail.
 

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