07-13-2017 05:33 PM
Just wanted to share my experience with Canon 70D.
I bought 2 used 70D and they both ended dead for no reason. They both needed mainboard replacement according to local camera repair.
I thought It was bad ideas to buy used one so I tried it for the third time with a brand new 70d. Well, to my luck, this 3rd one was dead after about 1 year 2 months of very light usage. I'd be lucky if I got couple K shutter counts before it died.
Sent it to Canon with a short letter explaining the issue and also expressed my concern about this model, explaining how I treated the camera.
No email confirmation from Canon what so ever for almost a week. So I called them today, the person on the phone said they did received my camera, estimated repair cost is over $400.
I rejected the repair so they are going to send it back to me. I feel quite disappointed. For the price of that camera, it's completely wasted. And for the service, I guess, maybe because i am not a value custommer for something, so they don't even bother to send me a confirmation or any detail about it.
I also did some research on internet and seemed like there were people outthere having same issue with this model.
Thank you Canon for the thousand bucks paperweight.
07-13-2017 05:44 PM
We understand your frustrations with trying to get your EOS 70D repaired. When you get the chance, shoot us an email with your contact information and repair number to email@example.com. We'll take a look and see what we can do to help.
We look foward to hearing from you!
07-14-2017 04:39 AM
"I tried it for the third time with a brand new 70d."
Just out of curiosity, where did you buy the new 70D from? Is it a Canon USA model?
07-14-2017 12:28 PM
I am also vey curious.
After two dead 70D, you still invest that much to buy another one ?
The 70D was a very popular camera not that long ago. It's hard to get one's head around the idea that the model itself may have been a lemon. So one has to consider (but not necessarily accept) the possibility that the problem may be traceable to the user doing something wrong.