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waynehayes
10-29-2004, 02:25 PM
Hi,
I've been researching a new camera and the only thing putting me off the Powershot A85 is some people talking about the E18 error. Surely this can't be a major problem for Canon.
Have any of you ever heard of or experienced it?
What pecentage of users experience this problem?

Thanks,
Wayne

D70FAN
10-29-2004, 03:49 PM
Hi,
I've been researching a new camera and the only thing putting me off the Powershot A85 is some people talking about the E18 error. Surely this can't be a major problem for Canon.
Have any of you ever heard of or experienced it?
What pecentage of users experience this problem?

Thanks,
Wayne

Of all the people buying the A85, I have only read a couple of complaints about the E18 error (lens extension failure?). All of the failures seem to have happened within the warrantee period (so far).

Like most products with sales in the hundreds of thousands (or even millions) there may be a few defective units. These are generally the first ones you hear about.

I doubt that anyone but Canon has the actual figure for percentage of failures in E18 mode.

Your option is to buy something else, although everything else in this price range may not be as feature rich.