My cameras usually last pretty well, I try to look after them and I still have my first digital camera, a Sony DSC-S75 3.1mp, and it still works perfectly.
What is it with modern cameras that they do not stand up to to a drop when in a padded camera bag, it only dropped 4 ft or so.... before being attacked by a few trucks, and cars... sigh!! Now the rest of the story.
Loading my car up this morning at 5am in the dark, heading to work.... put my coffee and the RX100 on the top of the car to load the rest into the back seat... picked up my coffee, headed out the gate, up the road and onto the freeway... 35km and 25 minutes later.... where is the camera???
Phoned home, my wife looked on the driveway, the gutter by the gate.. then drove up about 300 yard and there it was... who knows how many vehicles nailed it... it is a busy road and a lot of light tradesman trucks and cars use it.
Well, she called me... and told me, I felt better actually... rather than some person found and kept it I guess.......
Here it is... the case was open and it was rather sad looking... BUT THE DAMN BATTERY DOOR WAS STILL IN GOOD SHAPE, SO STOP WHINING ABOUT THE BATTERY DOOR DAMMIT!!!
Case and first look.. shot with the faithful old LX5... (bet it was laughing, Kamera Karma)
All the bits spread out... a disassembly series?
Roadkill Sony RX-100
If only I had put on a screen protector...
No longer pocket size, but palm size....
The flash capacitors
So how big is the sensor really? and does it need a wet clean?
How to turn off the Steady Shot.. now I can use a tripod...
Kudos to Sony, we need have no fear that the Battery Door nor Flash Mechanism will fail.... the metal case however fails under the weight of a Mack Truck!
Sensory Deprivation.... take a good look folks, it is a really tough way to get to see this.
Like I said, the darn door looks like new, both sides... as I said, no more whining.
Pocket Size... if you have a lot of pockets, and patience when you want a quick image capture.
So, at the end of the day... a Sony RX100 will not stand 45 min or so on a busy road in a soft case, but the battery door and flash mechanism can handle it.
I can see the funny side of this, repeat that 30 times or so.. and I may believe it, and my insurance company will replace the camera, bag and SD card which could not be found.
Moral of the story, coffee causes damage to cameras.......