View Full Version : Canon A85 and the E18 error

10-25-2004, 11:31 AM
Hi all,
After much research I had decided to buy the Canon Pwoershot A85 - it fits my needs perfectly.
That was until I stumbled across the E18 error.
This has put me off in a big way, but I can't find a camera in the same price range with the features of this one.

My questions are:
Is this problem as widespread as some are making out?
Am I being over cautious?
Have any of you experienced this error?
If i was to go ahead and buy the camera, would I have to wrap it in cotton wool, as one of the causes of the E18 error seems to be sand and dust in the lens motor. This would be a problem as one of the main uses of the camera would be for holiday snapshots, and I wouldn't want to be without one while away.

Thanks for any advice,