Sent the Nikon S3100 in for repair and was amazed at the "quote" I received. This was because I have not yet given them a copy of the invoice showing the date of purchase for the guarantee repair.
The quoted cost to repair is R100 more than the purchase cost of the camera :-(
The camera is displaying the dreaded "lens error" and the lens won't retract all the way, the internet is full of reports with this happening on Coolpix cameras. So it seems to be a throw away after the guarantee expire. :-(
And they do not have stock of the lens assembly either.......................
How reliable is the Canon range of point and shoot models regarding this, seeing that I had a similar failure on a HP digital camera years ago as well?