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As if you need another factor to consider, you can now compare the expected shutter life of almost any camera.
The Shutter Life Expectancy Database includes an exhaustive list of hundreds of point-and-shoot and DSLRs. When you click on a camera name, the database displays the “average number of actuations after which shutter is still alive” and the “average number of actuations after which shutter died” followed by individual users’ reports. Since the site’s content is completely user-generated, though, take the findings with a grain of salt.