Hey guys,\n\nFirst, after using the S400 do people notice fingerprinting on the camera?\nI wouldn't normally ask a cosmetic question, but I've noticed 4-5 reviews\nonline mentioning this fact.\n\nSo after a lot of reading, I almost decided on the S400... but then came\nacross the below review on amazon.com: What do you guys think? Is this\njust an overstatement of an obvious fact, (as in it would happen to any\ndigital camera) or is this something to look out for specifically with the\nS400?\n\n\n"I bought an S400 seven months ago and was very happy with it. Recently,\nhowever, it stopped working without warning. When I sent it in to the\nfactory service center, I discovered something very troubling about the\ncamera that had I known earlier would have caused me to not purchase it.\n\nIt turns out that this model-\-as well as many other Canon digital cameras,\nthe tech told me-\-has an aluminum body. If you subject the camera to\ntemperature changes (and it only takes a change of 10-15 degrees, I was\ntold) condensation will form inside the camera, and the camera will start to\ncorrode, eventually rendering it unusable.\n\nThis is what had happened to me. What misuse had I subjected my camera to\nthat caused this to happen? I took it on vacation to the beach with me.\nCarrying it from the hot and humid beach into an air conditioned car was\nenough to destroy the camera!\n\nThe tech told me that he sees this all the time. He didn't know the percent\nof all Canon cameras that suffer this fate, but he said a lot of them do. He\ntold me he gets lots of cameras back from people who have taken them on\nvacation to Arizona, Mexico, and Hawaii. He even saw one that had stopped\nworking because the owner kept it stored in a stuffy closet. When the owner\neventually took it out to use it, the temperature change back to normal room\ntemperature was enough to fry the camera.\n\nI was told that this damage is not covered under warranty and that the\nmanual cautions users not to subject their cameras to this sort of\ntreatment. Canon will not provide service on cameras that suffer this fate."