I held some vain hope that Canon would say "OH, an E18 error? And you *didn’t* drop your camera? We’ll fix it for free. No… we’ll just upgrade you for free to an S5." (Yes, I know I live in a fantasy world)
So far, it’s taken them 3 days to email me the estimate along with the "Repair ___ Return ___ Discard" form, quoting a standardized estimate for the E18… one would think they could have just had me approve the repair when I was there… but no.
Flat fee to fix an E18, dropped or not? $210.
Estimate to camera return? 3 weeks.
Fingers crossed that I’ll be back to taking rocking food photos again soon! And hopefully the fix will last long enough for me to upgrade to the S5.