I purchased a S400 form Dell like many other on this forum. The camera arrived last night. I charged the battery but when I put the camera in shoot mode the lens partially extended beep several time displayed the famous E18 message (shutter stuck) and the camera power off. I recharged the battery again for several hours and the camera did the same thing.
I did notice when I opened the box the battery was not in its little plastic bag and the plastic battery shield was off.
I sent the camera back to Dell with a nice little note thanking them for the 3 week wait and the privilege of paying shipping charges to ship the camera back to them.
I'm going to try for the C50 instead and yes I'll try Dell again if they have the best price.
Thanks for listen to my gripe.