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How long does a DSLR last on average?

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AlexandraSD
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
Hugo  9636 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
Carabosse e2 Member 1139390 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.

thewilliam
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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