The Ixus 700 has one of the best lens/sensor setups of all of that series of cameras. It produces very good images.
It is worth taking the next step, which is to contact Canon repair.
They have seen plenty of dropped cameras and can probably give you a ballpark estimate as to the cost.
Hi. I have a Canon Digital Ixus 700, which was unfortunately dropped on a hard surface when the camera is on and in shooting mode.
As a result,
1. The battery and SD card latch has become loose. It is necessary for me to press on the battery latch for the camera to start.
2. When the camera is turned on, the startup image and sound plays normally. In playback mode, I can view my past pictures (with the battery latch pressed) without any problems. But in shooting mode, soon after the display image and sound are played, a E18 message appears, and the camera lens are unable to protrude/retract.
I am now in a dilema whether to have it fixed by an authorised Canon centre, or to just go for a new camera.
My question is, do you think for such problems, are they really fixable? Fixing will definitely be the cheaper option, but what I dont want is after fixing, the camera becomes unreliable. So far I have very good experiences with my camera and love it lots, so would not be aiming for a new one unless necessary.
What do you reckon? Is a repair done by an authorised centre generally reliable or not?
Thanks for your advice!