My new blogging camera is broken

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007 @ 11:22 am | Blogging

Ok, this is a bit of a rant, so my apologies up front.  But a month or so back I bought a new Canon SD870is Digital Elph to use as my general all-around blogging camera.  I wanted something that was small enough to put in my pocket almost every where I went, but with the best quality of photo I could get for the size.  The 870 is a bit bigger than my Razr, but not much, so the size was right, and with the image stabilization, it really takes some great photos.

So yesterday, when I whipped it out to find it wasn’t working, dang I was bummed.  The camera won’t focus at all in the wider angles, about 3/4 of the way through the zoom you can make out a camera phone quality fuzzy image, but any further zooming and again, there’s non focus.  Some thing is jammed in the focusing motor, and all the messing with it and banging of it I’ve done hasn’t helped.  So I’m going to have to send it back, and endure the hassle of dealing with an online retailer’s customer service.  Ugh.

Anyway, until it broke (inexplicably I might add…I don’t recall dropping it since I last used it on Halloween), I did like the camera, and I expect it’s replacement to do well for its intended purpose.



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  1. 1 jefferson graham on November 19, 2007 12:13 pm

    Now you can be interviewed by USA TODAY. I’m doing an article on how digital cameras break so often. Are you around today? 310-545-6291

  2. 2 Catalin on October 27, 2008 1:51 pm

    Interesting to know.

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