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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-16-2009, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Long Live the Sony DSC-P41

Sadly, my Sony Cybershot DSC-P41 was damaged today. It was a good camera and lived a very strong 4-5 years (can't remember exactly).

Here's just a few things that the P41 has seen in its years:

-Being strapped to an R/C airplane to take aerial video
-Being strapped to the top of an R/C car that crashed at 20MPH and barrel rolled about 6 times before sliding to a halt
-Run over by a car (twice)
-Filmed in mud, pouring rain, blowing sand, and extreme heat
-Been tossed around (with no case) in my sister's purse and scratched up by her car keys.
-Dropped onto the ground about 1,000 times

After all that, it finally got damaged when I dropped it while getting out of the car today. I guess I dropped it just right that the latches on the battery door broke off and the batteries shot out of the camera, so now it won't work unless I hold the door shut.

Since the camera has seen so much, I couldn't just let it die by dropping it one more time (it has to die more honorably than that), so I used a band-aid to hold the battery door shut (thought it was quite fitting ) and it still works fine.

All that durability only cost $140 because my sister (who originally bought the camera) got it on clearance sale. She replaced it with a Cybershot DSC-W50 even though the P41 worked just fine.

I have a Cybershot DSC-H2 (advanced full-body P&S) that I use for staged pictures, but I kept the P41 in the glove box to use on a whim. I've been looking at the new bottom-of-the-line Cybershots (namely the DSC-W120 and W150), but they all seem so delicate compared to the P41. Oh well, still on the hunt for a replacement for my P41.

Here's some quick pics of it (ironic, I know):







Good as new! :P


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Re: Long Live the Sony DSC-P41

RIP..... My gf sells cameras for Best Buy.... hahah

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Re: Long Live the Sony DSC-P41

[quote author=Cschweppe link=topic=148091.msg3181608#msg3181608 date=1245196689]
RIP..... My gf sells cameras for Best Buy.... hahah
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Awesome. Can she hook me up with a new one? JK. I'm going to take the camera to the SonyStyle store in Camarillo next weekend and see what they say when I show it to them.
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Re: Long Live the Sony DSC-P41

tell them it looked like that when you opened the box (5 years ago) and see if they will give you a new one!!!!!!

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Time to go DSLR


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[quote author=Alec Trevelyan link=topic=148091.msg3181698#msg3181698 date=1245198694]
Time to go DSLR
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If you do, though, you're gonna have to treat it a LOT nicer! :P


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[quote author=DrWebster link=topic=148091.msg3181912#msg3181912 date=1245204380]
[quote author=Alec Trevelyan link=topic=148091.msg3181698#msg3181698 date=1245198694]
Time to go DSLR
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If you do, though, you're gonna have to treat it a LOT nicer! :P
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Yeah, I know. But hey, that's what a P&S is for (just maybe not through the torture I put mine through). My DSC-H2 doesn't even have a scratch on it.

A dSLR is on my list of things I have to get sooner or later. In the meantime, I went to Wal-Mart for other stuff and found that they had the Sony DSC-S930 for $99. I'm really thinking about it since it uses 'AA' batteries and it's almost $50 less than the next model (DSC-W120) after tax. I found out Sony changed their menus, though, which I'm kind of disappointed about.
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Re: Long Live the Sony DSC-P41

My ex has the p&s very very similar to yours. I was playing with it last night and the LCD on that thing is so tiny. I'm used to my 3" on my DSLR. It still takes decent pictures for Facebook, but for any other detail it's crap. It's a camera that is good in daylight, but sucks in every other situation.

It's built like a tank and has scratches all over it just like yours.

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Re: Long Live the Sony DSC-P41

used to run around with a dscp150. thing was a trooper. wish i still had it, actually.
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