Digital Camera Insurance: How to Protect Your Investment

Most consumers spend weeks or months searching for the right digital camera. Whether people intend to use their new camera for family photos, capturing moments in nature or vlogging, photography consumers consider factors such as cost, amount of use and how long the camera will last. Beyond focusing on a specific budget and specifications such as whether it is a point-and-shoot or entry-level digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, smart shoppers want to make sure they can use their camera for years to come.
Many cameras come with a basic warranty through the retailer or certified refurbisher, but is that enough? At Upsie, we believe photographers should feel comfortable using such a valuable investment by protecting their purchase with digital camera insurance or a high-caliber warranty.
Upsie warranties go far above and beyond a manufacturer’s warranty coverage to help ease your mind, whether you are snapping birthday pictures in the backyard or are out in rugged terrain shooting video for a professional vlog post.

What Does an Upsie Camera Protection Plan Cover?

Most of the time, cameras come with a manufacturer’s warranty that lasts up to 90 days, or a refurbisher’s warranty that lasts up to 30 days. Upsie coverage starts 31 days after you sign up and overlaps the standard warranty coverage that comes with the device. Our service saves customers up to 70% by cutting out the middleman for the same repair service.
Additionally, we provide accident protection for drops and spills that are not included in the standard warranty. You can quickly find a cooperating local certified repair facility to get the job done quickly, so you can start snapping photos again within days.

Should I Buy a Protection Plan for My Camera?

No matter how careful you are with your camera, accidents happen. They frequently occur after the original warranty’s expiration. Since extended manufacturers’ warranties through retailers are often expensive—often spiraling up to a 900% markup—it makes sense to search for an affordable solution in case you drop your camera and damage it.

Are Digital Camera Extended Warranties Worth It?

Digital camera insurance is invaluable for photographers who want to keep equipment in good condition. Most people cannot afford to pay out-of-pocket for repairs or replacements, and with the right extended warranty, you preserve the life and full functionality of your camera. You don’t have to be accident-prone to experience a single moment that can damage your gear, so an extended warranty is worth your peace of mind knowing that you can enjoy your camera without worry.

Is Accident Protection Included?

With an Upsie digital camera warranty, we cover accidents that include drops and liquid damage from spills or submersion.

What Digital Camera Brands Does Upsie Cover?

Upsie covers an extensive list of major digital camera brands for cameras, lenses and video cameras:
  • Canon
  • Foxeer
  • FujiFilm
  • GoPro
  • Insta360
  • Nikon
  • Olympus
  • Panasonic
  • Pentax
  • Ricoh
  • Rylo
  • Samsung
  • Sony
  • Sunlea
  • And more

How Do I File a Claim?

We understand how stressful it is when you have an accident that damages your camera, so we make the claims process simple. Visit our website, and go to the My Stuff page. Once there, sign in using your email address and password. After logging on, you will see a claim number listed. Keep the claim number handy, and call the Upsie claim center. Our customer claims team is available 24/7/365 to help you through the claims process.

What Are My Repair Options?

We offer our valued customers four repair options for digital cameras, lenses or video cameras:
  • Local repair
  • Ship it in
  • Replacement if it can’t be fixed
These options vary according to factors that include the manufacturer, certified refurbishment seller, the type of camera, or whether service is available locally or at all. Our claims customer service representatives can help determine the best option for you.

Can I Buy a Warranty for Used or Refurbished Cameras?

We offer warranties on most used and certified refurbished electronic devices purchased within the previous 60 days. Cameras must come with a minimum of a 30-day seller or manufacturer warranty.

Is There a Limit to Coverage?

Upsie covers an unlimited number of claim orders that go up to—but not more than—the total purchase value of the camera

We Want to Help You Protect Your Digital Camera Investment

Capturing special moments with family and friends is as essential as taking an award-winning nature shot. So no matter what you plan to do with your digital camera, you want to protect it. We are here to help you get your camera back in tip-top shape if you run into any issues like spills or drops that compromise your camera’s functionality.
Contact Upsie to learn more about our coverage and pricing information.

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