09-08-2014 03:09 PM
I've had my G15 since December, should still be under warranty. There are no specific problems. Everything works. But I am not happy with the quality of the pictures. Specifically, they often seem a little blurry or don't focus where I think they are going to. I like to shoot in low light a lot. I hear that the G15 has acceptable noise up to a high ISO. But it seems to me there is quite a lot of noise. But the focus problem happens in good light.
So, my question is whether I should send it in for service. Anyone had the experience of sending a camera in that was functional with nothing specific wrong with it? Will I be charged if there is nothing wrong with it?
09-08-2014 05:21 PM
Before you decide to get service find a local camera store or camera club and let them take a look at what your concerns are. maybe they can help you.
09-11-2014 06:43 AM
Thanks for posting.
Since the camera is still in warranty, you would not be charged either way. The only way charges would apply is if the Factory Service Center determines the camera needs repair and the cause of said repair is not covered by the warranty. If you would like to, you are more than welcome to send the camera to them for evaluation. To start the process of sending the camera in for evaluation, you'll need to complete a Repair Request on our website.
Before you do, we would like to determine if this is something that can be resolved without sending the camera in.
Do you have a sample image we can take a look at? If so, please either upload it to this thread or link to it so we can take a look. Make sure it is in its original form, just as it came out of the camera.
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10-01-2014 12:00 PM
Hmm, I can't upload raw files, too big. Strange, the pic I uploaded looks better than when I load it into Photoshop. Here is another. I just couldn't tell where it was focusing. When I zoom it in the camera, nothing looks really sharp. The camera was on a solid surface to avoid shake.
10-01-2014 12:32 PM
Unfortunately, I have a couple of raw files, one taken in aperture mode, the other shutter priority of the office scene. They were all with the camera on the desk and neither of them is sharp. I don't know how to upload them without some processing since they are in raw mode and quite large.
10-05-2014 09:51 PM
I put 3 pics online, Here are links to them. One was shot in auto, one on shutter priority and one in aperture priority.