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★★☆☆☆

“Repeat custom? I think not”

Written on: 18/07/2013 by ken.webb (8 reviews written)

Wanting a new camera, I researched until I found the model I thought would cover my needs.

I found the best price at this traders Ebay shop. Being local to one of their retail outlets, I decided to take my custom there, firstly to ensure the camera was for me, and secondly to start building a relationship with a view to upgrading to where my old 35mm equipment was.

Camera was fine, used it quite a bit on holiday, and for my wedding in April!!

During June I needed to take some photographs of my disabled son in a swimming gala and 2 college presentations, all of which he had excelled in. Problem. The camera lost it's ability to focus when using zoom, and the flash menu disappeared intermittently, making using it unreliable.

Result? A pile of out of focus badly exposed pictures of 3 very important events.

Okay, things go wrong and the camera is now in for repair under warranty. I have lost confidence in it and will now upgrade to a full DSLR.

Buy it from here? No. Part exchange value of my 9 month old Nikon? Nil, don't want it, not worth anything. Even when it has been repaired? No.

So much for going to a camera shop to buy a camera. May as well go to Argos. At least you know where you stand. And wont pay a premium.