Be Thankful For Olympus Gear

Started Apr 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
CharlesB58
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Re: Be Thankful For Olympus Gear
In reply to Doctor Lecter, Apr 24, 2013

Doctor Lecter wrote:

As I scroll through reviews on Amazon, of the new Nikon D3200 / Rebel t4i / and even higher end Canikon models, I am struck by how many "it was bad right out of the box" type reviews... there are so many complaints about dust, poor quality control, and even people saying things like, "this WILL be a 5 star camera someday, as soon as they fix these problems..."

This is stuff you rarely, if ever, hear about Olympus gear... even the low-end E-xxx models just seem to go and go, and have few problems --- certainly not right out of the box!

So, I say Olympus is doing it right, at least in the quality control dept.

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Dr. Lecter

Maybe...

Consider that Canon sells probably at least 100 cameras for every 1 Olympus sells. Therefore, you have 100X the number of customers who are likely to complain, as well as 100X the possibility of a defective product. Given that customers are 10X more likely to complain than praise a product, you may just as well be seeing a normal average of complaints based on the much greater number of Canon customers.

Not that I'm saying Olympus doesn't have good quality control, or Canon isn't without problems (I recall some sort of light leak issue with early 5D3s?), but to use the comparative number of negative reviews as "proof" of better Olympus quality is statistically flawed.

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