Once upon a time there was a family. The mother of the family opened her backpack and discovered the LCD screen of her little camera smashed. Oopsie.
The mother called one of her daughters to share her woe. "That's OK, Mom, I dropped my MacBook." Oopsie."It still works but is dented and closes wonkily."
Then she called the boy. The boy is in fourth year at the local university studying film making, which continually amazes the mom considering the trials of his last year of high school. She shares her camera woe. "That's OK, Mom, I dropped my Go Pro movie camera into the ocean and had to hire an urchin diver to fish it out." He gets the oopsie prize. "It's waterproof, so it still works."
If things happen as they say, in threes, then the oopsies are thankfully over and the family can live happily ever after.
I got almost five good years out of that little camera, having broken my last one at my daughter's wedding rehearsal dinner. This time I went for one with fewer bells and whistles and concentrated on my preference for wide angle and macro capabilities.