Buying in the USA

Discussion in 'Digital Point & Shoot Camera' started by daveo 56, Nov 16, 2004.

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    daveo 56 Guest

    Hi I will be travelling to Florida from the UK soon & was thinking of
    buying a fairly basic digital camera over there. Apart from possible
    warranty problems can any of you good folks think of any reasons why
    this might be a bad idea?
    daveo 56, Nov 16, 2004
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    Alan Guest

    Only thing I can think of is some jobsworth Customs bloke getting on his
    high horse .. bear in mind if there's any electrical bits with it you'll
    need a voltage converter thingymajig when you get back .. apart from that go
    for it !!! you usually get more for your money buying out there so you'll
    probably end up with a little more than a "fairly basic" model :)

    Alan, Nov 16, 2004
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  3. I haven't seen a charger that is /not/ labeled "110-240 volts" in
    ages. Modern electronics are designed so that one size fits the
    entire world.
    Gisle Hannemyr, Nov 17, 2004
  4. .... apart from the plug maybe.

    Another advice: I'd try to check out prices beforehand so you get a good
    judgement whether it's a good buy or not. Also note that US price tags
    usually go without tax, which is different from what we do over here (at
    least in Germany, but I believe it's the same for other european

    Kind regards

    Robert Klemme, Nov 17, 2004
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    zach Guest

    Do you plug your digital camera into the wall outlet?
    zach, Nov 17, 2004
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    JohanE Guest

    For equipment bought in Europe, that is usually correct. When you get one in
    the US, my experience is you get a *110V only* most of the time.....

    JohanE, Nov 18, 2004
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    Charles Guest

    My experience is that you get a 110-240 volt charger. I just got a
    Canon SD-300 Digital Elph a few days ago (IXUS 40 in Europe). It came
    with a 110-240v.
    Charles, Nov 18, 2004
  8. I have a Palm Vx, an iPod, a Kodak DCS-460 and a Oly 2020 that have
    been bought in the USA (in regular shops too - not airport outlets).
    They all came with 110-240 volt chargers, and the Palm even had a
    a nifty adapter plug that that worked in the US, Europe and the UK.
    (the others had detachable power cords - so I just got a new cord
    with an European plug when I got home).

    I buy a lot of electrons stuff in the USA (its cheaper there than
    here) - but it is more than ten years since I got something that I
    had to use my 110/220 converter to charge.
    Gisle Hannemyr, Nov 18, 2004
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    MartinS Guest

    Can't think of any off-hand, apart from the warranty issue, which may be
    a non-issue on a "basic" camera.
    MartinS, Dec 21, 2004
  10. Nikon has among the more restrictive warranty policies. A few years ago, I
    asked Nikon USA whether they would do warranty work on a camera that I
    purchased while traveling abroad, and their answer was "As long as you
    bought it in person from an authorized dealer and have a receipt to prove
    it, we will repair it under warranty anywhere in the world."

    Other manufacturers tend to be less restrictive, so I would expect that if
    you buy a camera while traveling in the USA, and keep the receipt, you
    should have no trouble getting it repaired if needed after you return home.

    If you really want to know for sure, of course, you should check with the
    manufacturer of the camera that interests you.
    Andrew Koenig, Dec 22, 2004
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