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How long does a DSLR last on average?

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20 Jan 2013 - 10:22 PM

doh, i did it based on 365 images per DAY, not week, my (terrible) mistake Grin

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Hugo  9639 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 - 1:44 AM

I'd guess that most modern day DSLR's will last quite a while - limited by
a)The mechanical shutter life
b)The lifespan of the LCD. LCD's fade eventually. I know that some of the older Canon T90's suffer from this.
c)The ability to get at and read the files. At the moment USB and CF/SD are universal. But it wasn't that long ago that everyone had a floppy drive ...and now look...no-one has those any more. Also driver support and being able to read specific RAW formats.

Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 10:21 AM

You will very likely change your DSLR - maybe even for a mirroless system camera - long before you have to worry about how long it is going to last.

The pace of technology is that fast.

21 Jan 2013 - 2:11 PM

The professional level Nikons have a very long life, even when not well treated. The rated shutter life is 300k or 400k actuations. No amateur is likely to wear out a professional Nikon. The cheapie Nikon bodies should last about half of that use. One friend used Kodak DSC760 bodies in his studio and parted with them when they had about a million frames. They were sold and not thrown away!

What level is a Canon 20D?

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