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Old Mar 10, 2005, 1:28 PM   #1
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Hye i wanna know about that Error E18 on Canon's digital Camera.

I am looking to buy my first digital camera before the end of April because I am going to travel and visit many countries. Thus, I chose the CANON A95 as my first camera.

However, I read on the internet that many people who purchased the folllowing models of Canon got this error after using the camera from 1 week TO 1 year + 2 weeks (after the guraentee ended :S)
The affected Camera by E18 are::G
A75
A80
A95
SD110
S330

Canon claims 155$ to users who dont have anymore warantee, to repair it.
I donno if this error E18 is progammed in that camera to lock it up or lock up the lens, so the compnay can make money $$$ by repairing there camera???????:shock:

So ANYONE BOUGHT A CANON CAMERA AND GOT THAT :
E18 ERROR??????
As a first camera is THE CANON A95 good?
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Old Mar 10, 2005, 8:19 PM   #2
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ive had an s10, s110, s400, sd10, and now an sd300 and ive never had a single problem with any one of them.
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Old Mar 11, 2005, 9:06 PM   #3
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well did u have them for along time?

Well anyways, i am gonna buy the CANON A95 and will post my review on it soon in the forum.

:?did somebody buy theSony W1 equivalent of the Canon A95?
I have the choice btw both of them. But i read tha t the focus of the Sony is pretty bad....
Any advice bout a camera better then the CANON A95?
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Old Mar 12, 2005, 10:57 PM   #4
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well, ive had the s10 and s400 (7000 pics) for two years apiece....the others i had for only a few months....

two years is plenty for a 400 dollar camera, i think.

theyre both still kicin, my brother and sister in law use both of them everyday

a95 is a great camera
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Old Mar 21, 2005, 3:48 AM   #5
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The A70 had problems with the e18 error, also.
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Old Mar 21, 2005, 6:16 AM   #6
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I second lucky2505, my A70 got the E18 a couple of months after warranty expired. But Canon fixed it for about US$20 in my case.

Now about you question: As a first camera is the Canon A95 good?

As a first camera, the Canon A60 is already good. The A95 is already great as a first camera.

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Old Mar 21, 2005, 8:23 AM   #7
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Basically the questionwould beif i should take the chance and buy the Canon A95, knowing that Error E18 could occur anytime:O?

I have the choice btw other cameras such the Sony W1 (which is bad in focusing +blurry images+brightness problems)+ Sony's W5 (an update of W1 but with an internal 32Mb)

Basically i prefer to take the chance with Canon and i will keep that post update...i will buy it in April.

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had an s330 for two years now, no errors for me, other than the operator...the new S1 IS i just bought has some major operator problems too...:lol:
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Old Mar 21, 2005, 12:18 PM   #9
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If you truly believe that Canon would intentionally program an error into their cameras in order to improve their bottom line, you probably shouldn't be buying a camera from them. Or were you just kidding about that part?
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Old Mar 21, 2005, 12:18 PM   #10
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Incidentally, purchasing your camera with the right credit card will allow you toextend the manufacturer's warranty for up to another year at no extra charge. Seems worth it to me! Barring that, I would definitely purchase an extended warranty from the seller. Digital cameras are great, but they are much more prone to breaking down than film cameras. My good old Nikon FM has been working for over 20 years, but I don't really expect my digital to last for more than 2 years, or possibly 3 if I'm lucky.
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