04-09-2015 12:13 AM
My camera is only 15 months old and needed a shutter replacement, should the camera be replaced with a new EOS 70D? It is under warranty.
04-09-2015 08:19 AM
04-09-2015 12:03 PM
Product life cycle and product life expectancy are two different things.
04-09-2015 01:17 PM - edited 04-09-2015 01:18 PM
The age of your camera is not really a factor, aside from the warranty considerations.
Used hard to take a whole lot of shotsand/ or to shoot a lot of long videos, it's possible a shutter might wear out and need replacement in fairly short time period. Typical shutter "life expectancy" for a 70D would be around 100,000 shutter cycles. This is not a guarantee by any means, just an average or mean time before failure (MTBF). Some cameras might see less, particularly if used to shoot a lot of video which requires the shutter be held open for longer periods of time, making some of the components work harder and probably heat up more. Other cameras often go well beyond the MTBF projection.
Normally it's a lot less expensive to replace a shutter than to replace the entire camera if all that happened is the shutter failed. You must have an extended warranty of some sort, since Canon's factory warranty is just 12 months.
04-09-2015 06:36 PM
Well, there is a story. I bought a 60 D, the part in the camera that allows the battery to converse with it stopped working, canon replaced it, 6months later the same repair occured, so they said they could not repair it so they replaced the camera with a 70D and gave me 2year warranty. Thankyou for replying.
04-10-2015 10:22 AM
WOW, You lost three cameras in a row? That is pretty unlucky, I'd say! Is there some unusual circumstances you shoot under?