How long do camcorders last?

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      I’m looking at used camcorders πŸ˜• and some of them have hour meters for example a Sony PD170 with : Operation 29×10, Drum 18×10, Tape 9×10, Threading 46×10.

      Does anyone want to take a shot at what any of that means?

      It seems like OPERATION should be the total of all the others, so it doesn’t make much sense to me that Operation could be 290 while threading is 460.

      How long do camcorders last? I suppose it depends on whether you use cleaning tapes or not, but they should generally be good for thousands of hours, right?

      Thanks πŸ˜€

      Luke Wallace, Red Lodge, MT

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