Canon 800D

Discussion in 'Canon EOS Digital SLRs' started by TMcG1959, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. TMcG1959

    TMcG1959 New Member

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    Are there any issues I should be aware of with the Canon 800D?
    I was told today that some Cannon models LCD screens failed and you are unable to view pictures at all.
    Is this true or have Canon fixed this issue?
     

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    From what I can tell users experiencing issues with LCDs are not in such of an abundance online that you could narrow it down one body, and say its a high volume trend. The articulating screen is a nice feature, but it is a point of failure, there is a ribbon in the hinge that allows the screen to work. High volume of use and or introduction to the elements (cold/rain) can take its toll on the camera, and this goes for any brand not just canon. These bodies are also not weather sealed well until you get to higher end bodies. If you get one I would be cautious about exposing to the cold and then warming it up quickly as condensation could get in the camera and eventually cause problems. You will also notice higher end bodies stay away from the articulating screen, I believe manufacturers have done this on purpose.

    Maybe some of the crop sensor users on here voice any research or experience they can add to the topic, but I believe your pretty safe to grab one of these if that fits your price range. :)
     
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    TMcG1959 New Member

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    Johnsey, thanks for your input. I actually bought the 800D to get the high end processor, the swivel screen never appealed to me. I'd say I was very careful with most things and even more careful with cameras - I guess, kept in a holdall and used on dry days should alleviate a lot of chance of failure.
     
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    I think your fine as long as its not raining on it and you warm it up slowly if your out when its below freezing.
     
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    It's probably best to keep the screen exposed at all times to avoid continuous rotating.
     
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    Or am I being over sensitive?
     
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    Maybe a bit overthining it/ over sensitive, but if you don't need the swivel, I would have it facing out flush with camera body as it can stay that way most of the time and be used.
     

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