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11-29-2009, 10:39 AM   #1
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Too many actuations?

missed selling my K10D because the potential buyer thought 15000 activations were too many.
Camera was new in May of 08.
I wanna K7 but if I can't sell the K10D I have to save like mad.
What is the life expectancy in actuation count?

11-29-2009, 10:48 AM   #2
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shutter count of 15,000 is not too much and the expected life expectancy of actuation is around 100, 000 before it fails (although there has been pre-mature failures reported). I have both K100d and the k10d, both are respectively 24,500 and 34,000 and going strong. I would still keep at least one of them around as a backup even if I get the k-7. This way, I always have a camera ready if one of them fails or in service. This happens to me on a trip (thank goodness I brought two cameras) and also at home.
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I had really thought that a camera should be able to last longer than 15000.
But what do I know.
I am really hankering for a K7 most ly for the imprived AF speed and the larger sensor. I am into wildlife and while I have been quite happy with the K10d I think I can do much better with K7.
If I can hold out till the new year's price drop I may be able to swing the new one and keep the K10 as back up. Makes sense.

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