So this post comes out of a never ending frustration of digital camera problems. …Maybe I am just hard on cameras.
My current victim is a Sony Cybershot DSC-W80. I have taken only a dozen photos and already I am having a problem with the lens opening and closing with an error message that will not go away. It is going to be sent in under warranty.
This camera replaced an HP M537 Photosmart, which was replaced under warranty last May. In fact this was the third HP I have had.
Prior to all these I had a couple Canon Powershots. Every single one with problems of one sort or another. LCD screens that stop working, zoom lenses that have issues, and so on.
Now I am pretty confident that my problem is that I am “getting what I paid for”. Since most of the cameras I have owned all cost somewhere between $100 and $150, it seems that maybe I am expecting too much from cameras in this price range.
After all most people who buy these pull them out every once in a while. On the other hand, we have ours out every day, and likely place them through more challenging conditions.
So now I am looking to upgrade to a more durable camera, and wanted to pick the brains of my fellow NACHI members to see what people are using, and what has been reliable. Thanks!