My Canon A80 Do you have any regrets?: My Canon A80

By platypus on Sunday, August 6, 2006 - 11:57 pm:

    So I went out to the Eel river this weekend to go camping with friends.

    And let me tell you, it was a good time to be had by all, except the one casualty of the trip: my beloved, and only, camera.

    So we're hopping about on these rocks, right, and my companion suddenly loses his balance and windmills around before crashing into the water. And I reach for my camera to photograph the hilarity...

    And realize it was in his pocket.

    I dried it out and tried it with fresh batteries--it's dead. I am majorly bummed. I mean, it wasn't the most awesome camera in the world, but it was a workhorse and I am super poor right now so I can't afford to replace it. Fuck.

By dave. on Monday, August 7, 2006 - 12:02 am:

    i remember seeing a website a few years ago that featured pictures from a guy whose digital camera fell in some water.

    the thing still worked but the pictures were all psychedelic-esque.

    sorry about your camera. maybe hang onto it and try to fire it up in a month or so, after it dries out completely.

By J on Monday, August 7, 2006 - 03:06 am:

    It worked for my antique cell phone.

By platypus on Monday, August 7, 2006 - 10:37 am:

    Yeah, I'm hanging onto it for awhile to see if that might be the problem. I don't have much faith at this point. It got rather severely beaten after the water incident, too.

    I dropped my cell phone in a wine barrel once and it turned on after a day of drying. That was pretty cool.

By Karla on Monday, August 7, 2006 - 10:51 am:

    Ipods don't wash very well. All I get now is the little frownie face on the screen.

By Spider on Monday, August 7, 2006 - 11:55 am:

    On the other hand: in December my roommates were in a
    car accident (they rolled down a hill), and my roommate M. lost
    her iPod in the snow somewhere. A month later, M. goes back
    to the hill. The snow is melted, her iPod is sitting there, and it
    still works.

    My camera is broken, too, Platy -- also because it got wet.
    When I'm feeling more enterprising I'll take it to a camera store
    to see if they can recover the film inside.

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