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Canon Powershot A700 Front
The time/date mechanism on Power shot A 700 is broken. It must be re-set every time I resume shooting after having closed down.
Is it worth having it fixed? An expensive repair?
Any advice is appreciated.
Thank you for your question about the Powershot A700. I have an affinity to this camera personally. My wife still shoots with her A620, a similar Canon camera that came out at almost the same time.
The quick answer is that it's not worth fixing. At 10 years old, you shouldn't put any money into it. It might just be an easy upgrade in its firmware somehow to fix it, but it would still cost you more in labor than its worth.
You can buy a very used A700 for around $70 if you really had to have another one, but the sensor is tiny by today's standards, the video is low quality, and it's maximum ISO is only 800.
It's an inconvenience for you to reset each time, but if you are satisfied with the photos you take, you really don't have to do anything.
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