Founded in 1919, Olympus is renowned as one of the top camera brands on the market. However, even the best and most expensive cameras are not immune to damage. To help ensure that you get as much value as possible out of your investment in an Olympus camera, we’ll take a look at the common types of damage that a camera can incur. And how you can protect your costly Olympus camera with an industry-leading extended warranty from Upsie.
Common Causes of Camera Damage
Like most electronic devices, cameras aren’t particularly durable. And there and plenty of different ways for a camera to be rendered inoperable, including:
Some Olympus cameras, such as the Olympus TOUGH line of cameras
, are waterproof. However, most Olympus cameras are not. And even a small spill could potentially be enough to damage your camera’s internal electronics permanently.
Drops and Impacts
Dropping a camera from a height above a few inches is something that can turn even the most expensive camera into a useless chunk of glass and metal. The camera’s lens is likely the first component to be destroyed from a hard impact. But other components inside your camera are vulnerable as well.
Scratching your camera’s lens won’t stop it from taking pictures. But it will reduce the quality of your photos by creating blurry spots in the image. While it is possible to replace the lens on an Olympus camera, camera lenses are not cheap. It’s important to keep your lens covered when the camera is not in use to reduce the likelihood of serious scratches.
Dirt and Other Debris
Letting dirt, dust, or other debris build up on your camera can also potentially damage its internal components. The debris will work its way inside the various nooks and crevices in your camera. Once inside, the dirt is likely to cause irreparable damage. Without an extended warranty, the camera becomes useless.
Oils and Chemicals
If not cleaned up right away, exposing your camera to oils and chemicals can cause serious damage. Chemicals found in bug spray, for example, can eat away at the body of a camera. This can cause erosion that will at the very least leave your Olympus camera looking more like a weathered antique than a modern piece of equipment. Even oils from your skin and chemicals from makeup can be enough to cause rust and erosion, so it is essential to clean your camera after every use.
In case you didn’t know, it’s never a good idea to try and take pictures of a full sun unless you are using an ND filter in front of your lens. If you point your camera directly at the sun while it’s still high and bright, you could end up melting apertures, shutters, sensors, and anything else directly exposed to the sun’s rays.
While most people don’t have reason to take pictures of the sun while it is high in the sky under normal circumstances, it is incredibly common for people to ruin their cameras trying to capture pictures of solar eclipses.
How to Protect Your Olympus Camera With an Extended Warranty From Upsie
As one of the most well-renowned camera brands on the market today, Olympus cameras are not cheap. Despite their price tag, however, Olympus cameras are still prone to damage.
The good news is that an extended camera warranty from Upsie
allows you to protect your costly Olympus camera from damage. With Upsie, your camera is protected from cracked lenses, damage to the interior, mechanical failure, damage from drops and liquid spills, and more. In addition, Upsie costs up to 70 percent less than warranties sold elsewhere.
If you would like to learn more about why Upsie’s extended warranty is the best warranty for Olympus cameras available, be sure to contact Upsie
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