05-14-2013 10:20 PM
If I keep the camera, I will buy wasabi batteries from Amazon. They are made in Japan and have a 3 year warrenty.
05-14-2013 10:37 PM
Whether the issue is hardware, firmware or whatever, the main problem for me is that Canon treated us all like chumps. They got their money, and stubbornly refused to even concede the possibility there might be a problem. I'll be honest that I, despite many years of good experiences with good Canon cameras, was not about to wait around for this giant company to figure out what its loyal customers were desperately trying to tell them. I returned my camera and got a Nikon that turned out to be a demonstrably superior product. I've guzzled plenty of Canon KoolAid in my days, but this crappy experience (I had numerous contacts all the way up to the supervisor level) convinced me that Canon was not worthy of my hard-earned cash, just based on the arrogance. But actually having a chance to compare the photo quality turned this experience into a net positive because I ended up with a better camera. And I won't have to wait around for Canon to try to fix a problem the company wouldn't admit - a problem that shouldn't have happened in the first place. All of you people patiently waiting for Canon to make good on a promised firmware fix are exactly the kind of suckers Canon hopes are born every minute.
05-14-2013 10:42 PM
05-14-2013 11:44 PM
I returned my camera and got a Nikon that turned out to be a demonstrably superior product.
Just curious, what Nikon model did you end up getting?
05-15-2013 06:40 AM
I see that PCMAG gave the SX280 their Editor's Choice Award: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2418689,00.asp
If their comp for the review was the SX280 camera, that is about what the review and award was worth.