My friend has an old Canon 300D which he recently inherited. I heard him take a picture with it and I noticed how sluggish the mirror flipping sounded, even @ 1/250. Perhaps the sound is best described as using a toilet plunger: *klllllluuunnnkkk.... kllllluuunnnnkkk*
Anyways, curiosity got me, so I opened his last photo with IEXif only to see
Image Count at 1.15 million! Seriously?! He said his pictures were generally rather un-sharp too, though that could just be because he's still using the original kit lens, poor boy!
I have some P&S (PowerShot) cameras which I use extensively for time-lapse projects. One of my cameras has 2.6 million actuations according to IExif and also seems quite sluggish when taking pictures, but I've had the camera for so long I couldn't say if that's how it always sounded.
Does anybody know if using a DSLR or P&S camera with such high actuation count will have any negative side-effects, aside from sounding sluggish?