So, barely two weeks after the expiration of the two year warranty my Canon G7 camera has died; wholly unresponsive despite a fully charged battery. Is there really a chip buried deep inside, counting down the days to the end of the warranty, to initiate total reality failure shortly thereafter? Sigh.
EuroHiTech have offered a repair estimate of ninety quid, which is about a quarter of the price of a replacement (albeit by the latest G10). Also, I see Canon US have a customer loyalty program which offers upgrade discounts against your old camera… My normal inquisitiveness was crushed when I found the G7 disassembly pages, so I won’t be delving in quite yet!