Are DSLR more failure-prone than Film SLR cameras?
after browsing some forums on this website my impression is that the digital (SLR or not) cameras are more failure-prone than the film (SLR or not) cameras. The culprit is most likely the electronics. Personally I know of film camera passed down from grandpa to daddy to the son and still working.
The upside of DSLR's is, especially for beginner like me, one can shoot hundreds of (bad) photos in the learning phase without paying and waiting for the photo development and print-outs.
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JosephK Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Sat 19-May-12 11:58 PM
DSLRs are much more complicated machines than film SLRs, so technically they are subject to more failures. However, I would not translate "more" as "a lot more".
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CharlieChan Registered since 24th Apr 2012Sun 20-May-12 01:08 AM
On 2nd thought the reason can also be that digital cameras are almost free of cost in operation and therefore are used a lot more. I would think twice before pressing the shutter on a film camera lest wasting some money on the film, not speaking of development and print-out expenses.
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MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sun 20-May-12 03:06 PM
It is a combination of the electronics and the significant increase in shutter count. Most users capture more images with a digital camera in one year than they shot with a film camera in 10 years.
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