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Offline Rufous

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Damaged camera- probably need a new one
« on: March 28, 2020, 11:11:24 AM »
I accidentally dropped my Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 Digital Camera in the water last Sunday. I tried to dry it out by putting it in a container with rice and then put that container over a heat vent on the floor for a few days. When I turned it on the lens still zooms in and out but the screen does not work.

Any thoughts on whether or not I should bother sending it in to see about getting it repaired?

I bought it a couple years ago and like the camera and may just get another one if this one is truly ruined but I thought I would see if anyone can provide a strong argument for something else that is similar in size, features etc.

My main use for a camera these days is when I am out bird watching. I don't want a monster camera and lens and like being able to slip my camera into a pocket at times.

I have also really liked the ability to operate this camera with my phone and then transfer the photos to my phone via Wifi and the Image App. I will sometimes put my camera on my tripod outside by our bird feeder and then take pics from inside the house without spooking the birds. Pretty cool.


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Re: Damaged camera- probably need a new one
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2020, 04:48:28 PM »
My Wife loves it when I drop another Camera into the Drink. Makes it easy for her to know what to get me for Christmas.  :sry:
Rufous, Sounds like a new Camera is in order, sorry.
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Re: Damaged camera- probably need a new one
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2020, 08:43:09 AM »
Id get a new(er) camera. The Lumix zs series is a good one and if you like it get another. Lots of people these days don't appreciate the attributes of a good optical zoom so sell their barely used camera on ebay. If you haven't checked already, go to ebay and pick one up cheap.


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