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The title refers to cameras but the article is about consumer electronics in general.

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    surface mounting mechanical components is just asking for trouble. Through-hole FTW.

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      But that costs more money, no?

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        Perhaps. I’m just a software person that works closely with hardware. I don’t know a lot of the details of hardware manufacturing.

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          Yeah, not as easy to machine-assemble. If the rest of the board is surface mount you’d be adding a whole new manufacturing step, though I imagine attaching displays and such isn’t part of the surface mount step either.