Many travelers worry that airport x-ray machines will damage their camera's memory or the memory cards. So far, there is little proof that airport x-ray screening machines can damage your camera's memory cards and images. The airlines often warn about damage to film from x-ray machines - not digital media.
Rather than being worried about x-ray exposure, some believe that digital equipment is affected more by magnetic exposure, particularly to the magnetic hand-held wands and metal detectors. Some also believe that you should avoid the drive motors of conveyor belts by placing your camera far away from the beginning of the belt.
If you are still worried about losing your images or damage to your camera, you can do the following for some peace of mind:
While the jury is still out on the amount of damage airport screenings can cause to your digital camera, having some common sense for protecting your digital camera and safekeeping your images is an important step any photographer should take.
Airport XRAY machines do not damage digital camcorders. You may want to consider making a backup copy of the information on the hard drive first though.
No, X-Rays can only damage some types of camera film, which do not exist in digital cameras. There should be a warning sign before you scan anything in an X-ray.
No, it will damage the components.
not normally nowadays. The higher the film asa/iso(same thing)the greater the risk. You can usually ask to have film examined separately.
they are very sensitive and in case dropped would damage them alot
NO can hurt film depending on speed of film
Hard drives are really good protected, you can damage if you are shaking a hard drive extrimely hard. The travel hard drive series made using special technologies and it's not that easy to damage them. It's unlikey that your hard drive was damaged by airport security machines. You could break if you have dropped it.
If in doubt, take it by hand. Pass the digital picture frame to security and be prepared to show them that it really is just a picture frame
Extreme temperature conditions can damage a camera. A camera should never be left in freezing temperatures or extremely hot locations for any length of time. If the camera is not waterproof, dropping a camera into water can damage it. Dropping a camera on a hard surface,such as concrete may damage parts inside the camera.
You can view the pictures before paying to have them developed. Private photos stay private. Digital media does not expire. Digital media takes much less room is less susceptible to damage than film.
it damage a lot of machines
Basically - No. A computer virus can possibly damage images you have downloaded to your computer, but not your camera. A virus does its business by running certain system commands in the operating system. The camera does not have the same type of operating system as a computer.
On average they should last about 3 hours. When not using the camera, try not to keep it on because that could waste the battery. However also try not to turn it on and off constantly because it could damage the camera faster.
Doubtful but not out of the question. Just don't leave it there and you will never have to find out.
It broke my phone. After I got home, it froze and I turned it off and back on and then it was stuck on the verizon screen frozen.
Would not recommend opening the camera as the chances are much greater for you causing greater damage. BUT would instead recommend that you try the seven sequential repair step outlined for a lens error in the below listed Related Link "Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera". None of the steps outlined in this link involve opening the camera. and reportedly you should have close to a 50% chance of success with these techniques. If you cannot repair the lens yourself with the first related link, then consider trying the two 'Digital camera repair" links below for two online digital camera repair businesses.
no. they will not.
I have been through scanners with my Ipods and there was no damage.
It's possible there is corrosion to the mainboard (PCB) of the camera; it's like a computer motherboard. If so then it is shorting out the camera and the part will need to be replaced. Yes, if there is sand in the lens then the lens will be jammed and the camera may not turn on. The lens will need to be removed, opened, cleaned and checked for damage. This is a long process and usually difficult to do. If you don't want to try and repair it yourself, try the Related Link below that says "digital camera repair", its an online business that has affordable lens and LCD screen repairs.