s95 excitement and disappointment: quality issues

Started Jan 31, 2011 | Discussions thread
Simon97 Senior Member • Posts: 2,730
Welcome to Canon's quality control

I bought three Canon cameras (different model) and had to return each one. In each case the lens was very soft in a different part of the image. I did the brick wall shot to see if it wasn't an error on my part. Also had to return an A630 and an A530 in the past for the same reason.

If you get a lens error, return the camera. Get your money back and find a local camera shop that will let you take test shots. My local shop had the S95 for $369 and let me take some test shots in the store before purchasing. I was lucky and this time got a camera with a consistent lens and no stuck pixels.

I like my S95, but Canon's QC sucks and you play roulette hoping to get a good camera. When they do work, they are great cameras, so it is hard to stay away

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