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Camera was dropped with lense out - Digital Cameras

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  • coordial Aug 21, 2008

    Hi,



    I accidentally dropped my DSC N1 onto a pavement while clicking and the lens out. Now everything works and the lens movement is ok but the screen is blank. Stored pictures though are perfect.



    Pls advice.



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  • dirk boon
    dirk boon May 11, 2010

    First : does the camera still take pictures? of if not doe is react on zoom commands or shut down commands ?



    if not is the lens hood (plastic or metal ) bent or broken? if yes , the costs of getting it repaired are mostley way too high unless you have emaotional band with it , i suggest taht if there are bents or broken parts in the camera buy a new one and use a wrist strap, digital cameras are not ment to fall or can survive a crash

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Hi am really sorry to have to agree that it will probably cost you more to repair the camera than to replace it. I would look for good sales, of which there are many this time of year and find a replacement, and yes they do all come with a wriststrap. Also, you will want ot have little padded case to keep it in, preferably one with a strap that goes around your neck. I actually replace the wrist strap with a strap long enough to go around my neck, put both case strap and the camera strap around my neck and can take the camera in or out as I need it. Also you can purchase a small digital tripod for about $20.00 that you can leave small and put the camera on it and brace it against your chest. It works great to get a good photo on short notice. Just some photogs tricks. Good luck to you.

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These cameras are much too fragile to survive a drop, using the wrist strap is an absolute necessity.

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