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Some point & shoot digital cameras /really/ don’t like to be dropped

A San Diego bound Amtrak train south of Carlsbad, CA

I dropped the Olympus when we were at Legoland yesterday, and, aside from the case being a little sprung it seemed to be okay. But, alas, it was not. It’s been slowly deteriorating ever since then; first it started to write images even slower than before , and then it went to irregularly locking up, and finally it has gone to only letting me take one picture, and then forcing a power cycle before it would take another.

It was free, so it’s not a total waste. But it’s still annoying. Particularly when I take a framing picture of a passing train only to realize that I’ll have to powercycle before I take the real picture thereafter.