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I had my canon powershot...
I had my canon powershot sd850 is digital camera lens replaced a while back. However, since I got it back it, the pictures still come out blurry. This leads me to believe that the lens might need further repair. I was wondering if you had an estimate of about how much this would cost me and if my money would be better spent replacing the camera. Thanks
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First, was there any kind of warranty on the work that was done and how long has it been since it was repaired?

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
The work that was done was under warranty, but that was about 10 months ago. and the warranty has now expired
Camera and Video Technician: Russell A., Camera and Video Technician replied 8 years ago
Since Canon did the work, you may be able to press them to make the adjustment free or for a nominal charge, but if they charge you full repair cost, you are looking at around $150.
You could possibly go for a less expensive option with a non-Canon repair service like Precision Camera or Teleplan for around $100.

Note: Considering the age and present value of this camera, paying the cost of having it repaired , approximately $130 - $150 (Canon's starting price) really depends on how attached to the camera you are. The standard "rule of thumb" is if the repair cost is greater than 50% of the value of the camera, it is not worth it. A used or refurbished Powershot SD850 can be purchased for about $75-$160 and a new one (with warranty) for around $225 - $260.


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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I didn't accept your answer because I did further research and found some of your information to be inaccurate and therefore was not very helpful. I won't be accepting your answer for this reason. Thank you for trying.
Camera and Video Technician: Russell A., Camera and Video Technician replied 8 years ago
No problem. Best of luck, in your quest.
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