06-04-2013 07:03 PM
Well I, for one, appreciate all comments! UnionStation and Videophan, I've disagreed with you both off and on, but doff my cap with respect to your (our) persistence!
06-04-2013 07:18 PM - edited 06-04-2013 07:18 PM
06-04-2013 07:20 PM
I'll bet the vast majority of us bought this camera with little hesitation because of Canon's good name. I've been the happy owner of many awesome Canon products - but this camera and the way the company has handled its problems leaves me a less of a Canon fan than I've been in the past."
06-04-2013 08:37 PM
Union: Not rhetorical at all. Everybody needs a hobby, and clearly your "heat" is bringing Canon swiftly to its knees. Knock yourself out, and let us know when someone cries uncle.
BTW, read my post. I wasn't "questioning your right to comment, and in fact said so. I just honestly wondered why anyone who had already returned their camera would bother to do so. Logical question.
06-04-2013 10:15 PM
I just returned my SX280 as well. Disappointing! I really don't want to hit the market again. I made an assumption based on the Canon name and on the positive reviews of the earlier SX260.
06-04-2013 10:47 PM
06-05-2013 05:52 AM
reply to an email, I received the folowing this morning. This is from canon uk.....
Dear Mr. White,
Thank you for your reply.
We would like to inform you that there are no known issues regarding PowerShot SX280 HS. If there were any known issues, they would be announced in the important information under PowerShot SX280 HS on our Canon website.
06-05-2013 06:34 AM
I've ordered mine from ebuyer and I'm expecting it tomorrrow. I'll post an update after that.
I did speak to Canon UK's technical support team before ordering who stated there were no issues recorded on their system. What they did say was that even though each model may look the same from different parts of the world ,they are not. I'm presuming that they are manufactured in a number of different locations and that they are made available in the order of Asia Pacific-> Australasia -> USA ->Europe.
That said the proof will be when the goods arrive. At least in the UK we protected by the Sale of Goods act and also Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974.
I'll update ASAP.
06-05-2013 06:55 AM
If you use Camera Window (Canon software) to download images, the opening window gives battery capacity. I had the camera in M mode when I connected the camera via USB, I turned it on and opened Camera Window. This was the display:
I then turned the camera off, changed to movie mode, and turned the camera on with USB still connected. I opened Camera Window and this was displayed:
I guess all this indicates is that Camera Window displays battery capacity as reported by the battery level indicator but clearly the battery cannot have two widely disparate levels at the same time. Incidentally, I turned the camera off a third time, changed mode to auto and turned it back on. This time Camera Window again reported the battery capacity as full.