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Camera sensor giving problems. Lines appearing. Not shutter. Is it worth repairing? Camera is 3 or 4 years old but much loved. amanda.fieldgate@btinternet.com

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Unless the camera has high sentimental value, it is probably not worth replacing. I assume we are talking about an SLR or DSLR? The value is in the lenses you have for the camera. You can replace the entire body for what I am sure they would charge you to repair the sensor. Its like a band for a diamond. The value is in the diamond, not so much the band.

Posted on Mar 14, 2011

  • amanda_fi478 Mar 14, 2011

    Thanks for this. Shall be sorry to bin it as it's been a wonderful camera, but only sensible thing to do.

  • mw341175 Mar 14, 2011

    Thank you so much for the rating! It is a shame to see a good camera go... but its nice to have a shiny new toy!

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