From Square Trade...
...An interesting analysis of Camera Failure Rates. Among the highlights:
- On average, 10.7% of digital cameras fail within two years, and 15.6% are projected to fail within three years.
- Accidents account for slightly less than 40% of camera failures
- More expensive cameras tend to be more reliable than cheaper models.
- For point-and-shoot cameras under $300, Panasonic cameras had the lowest two year malfunction rates (5.3%), and Polaroid and Casio had the highest malfunction rates (11.9% and 13.0%).
- For DSLR Cameras, Nikon and Canon were equally reliable.
And from Carl Zeiss...
...Dr. Hubert Nasse's white paper on bokeh. (To download, go here and click on "Download PDF" under the big blue "35" in the upper-right-hand corner.) I haven't read it all yet—brain too small—but my good friend Oren, who reads even more complicated documents for a living, comments thusly: "Heavy going in places for many readers, but it will repay a close reading—on some of the subtler points, it's nicely complementary to Harold Merklinger's article. And more generally, it does a nice job of debunking folk wisdom on the topic. Free bonus: an explanation of onion-ring rendering in out-of-focus highlights! See page 32."
(Thanks to Oren Grad and Kevin Schoenmakers)
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