Which is the most reliable digital camera with the least failure rate? It appears that Panasonic Lumix has the least failure rate, even better than Canon, Nikon and Sony. It doesn’t come as a surprise because Panasonic is always known for its affordability and quality. Based on my own experience, Panasonic products tend to last very long due to the high quality.
Some interesting facts on camera reliability:
- 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 2 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.
Samsung and LG cameras are not included in the chart, probably because they scored so badly due to the poor quality. Anyway, compact digital camera market is a dying market; it will eventually be replaced by cameras on Smartphone as technology improves.
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