The Canon issue with failure in humid conditions may not be limited to their P&S cameras. Michael Reichmann had an article on "The Luminous Landscape" a couple of years ago about the failures of the latest high-end Canon DSLR cameras in humid conditions among the members of a photo safari to Antarctica. Something like 25 percent of these cameras failed on that trip in humid conditions, although some of them did recover after they were dried out.Dusty wrote:Canon is the only camera company with a repair station in the Philippines, and for good reason: their P&S cameras don't hold up to the humid climate. Other makes supposedly do.
Birma wrote:Hi Henry - not very good at all - I can quite understand that the catalogue of problems has made you cautious of Sony cameras.
Birma wrote:Glad to know you've had a good time on your travels though - looking forward to some pictures .
Greg Beetham wrote:Good to see you got back ok Henry. I think the A100 problem is a little strange, I've not had any problems with mine and I drag it just about everywhere I go, oops I tell a lie I did have the sticky shutter button problem which prooved to be dust wedged in between the body and button, the 'fit' between button and body is quite fine, fine enough for even very small dust grains too make it sticky and cause weird stuff too happen with the menu, settings etc. That one was easily fixed, but your problem might not be that of course, it could be something else. I'm wondering if some fine dust hasn't got in the [ok] button in the centre of the rear controller, causing it to go intermittant, or do uncommanded on/off's.
By the way, I am now back in Hawaii and have started working on the trip photos. I guess I am about 1/3 through them.
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