Fujis "known to break"?

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Jean-Rene David, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. Having dutifully done my homework, I settled on getting a
    Fuji Finepix F10 as a first digital camera.

    When I got to the (very reputable) photography store, the
    salesman immediately tries to discourage me from buying a
    Fuji. He has apparently owned one and it has broken many
    times. He says "other people" have also had problems with Fujis.

    I've seen many good reviews of the F10, but nowhere have I
    seen mentionned that they break more than others.

    Anyone care to comment?
     
    Jean-Rene David, Dec 10, 2005
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  2. Jean-Rene David

    Benwa Guest

    The salesman is a "flake".Like most salesmen.Fuji makes a very good quality
    consumer grade camera.I think he is trying to upsell you to a camera with a
    bigger profit margin!He may of had trouble with his,and I am sure every
    camera has had some problems.If you stay away from cameras where "other
    people had problems",you will have to buy a camera as soon as it is released
    for sale,before anyone else has used it!
     
    Benwa, Dec 10, 2005
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  3. Jean-Rene David

    ASAAR Guest

    Either that salesman wasn't being very honest or the store's
    reputation for being reputable is declining. I've owned several
    Fuji photo and video products and haven't seen problems of any kind.
    Of course that doesn't prove anything, but neither should the
    salesman's opinion be blindly believed. No brand exists that hasn't
    produced a few lemons, but I'd be suspicious that the salesman isn't
    being completely honest. I suspect that he was trying to "steer"
    you towards another brand that it's to his advantage to sell. Some
    months it might be one brand, other months another.

    If any brand really produced products that had a recurring defect
    rate greater than some very, very small percentage, they'd be out of
    the camera business in short order, and there probably would have
    been many messages here complaining about the brand for months if
    not years before that.
     
    ASAAR, Dec 10, 2005
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  4. Jean-Rene David

    Mark² Guest

    The salesman is most likely trying to build up his kick-back bonus by
    selling you something from another company that offers him one. Many camera
    stores...while they may not offer straight commission...often have systems
    where manufacturers give "points" for selling their brand. Sales people can
    then "earn" equipment with these points. Some brands are much more generous
    than others.

    There is nothing inherently wrong with Fuji in general, and he's a chump for
    telling you otherwise.
     
    Mark², Dec 10, 2005
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  5. Interesting. He steered me toward the Pentax Optio WPi and,
    incidentally, he did say that's what he would get if he
    bought another camera for himself.
     
    Jean-Rene David, Dec 10, 2005
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  6. Jean-Rene David

    ASAAR Guest

    It would be interesting to find out what he'd say if you have a
    friend seek him out with an interest in getting a larger non - fully
    automatic camera, such as a Fuji S9000/9500 or a DSLR. Do you think
    he might steer the friend to another camera and say "If I bought
    another camera for myself, this is what I'd get"?
     
    ASAAR, Dec 10, 2005
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  7. Jean-Rene David

    Basiltoo Guest

    Excellent little camera apart from the battery problem of spontaneous
    discharge (with heat!). I learnt long ago to open the battery door whenever
    I am not using the camera. It keeps date info for several weeks even with
    no battery connection.
     
    Basiltoo, Dec 10, 2005
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  8. Jean-Rene David

    SMS Guest

    He may have been referring to the problems with the Fuji S2, A303, F410,
    and F700 cameras for which a service advisory was issued in October. So
    it's possible he's basing his statement on a lot of those cameras coming
    back to the store.

    However, this same problem affects cameras from Canon, Sony, Ricoh,
    Nikon, Olympus, and Konica-Minolta as well, so it shouldn't cause a
    disproportionate number of Fuji failures.

    See
    "http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/...-some-digital-cameras-and-camcorders-1105.htm"
     
    SMS, Dec 10, 2005
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  9. Jean-Rene David

    [BnH] Guest

    They are known to break the sensor colour barrier .. yes.
     
    [BnH], Dec 11, 2005
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  10. Jean-Rene David

    Benwa Guest

    I figured you already have enough "space",between your ears!
     
    Benwa, Dec 11, 2005
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  11. He may have been referring to the problems with the Fuji S2, A303, F410,
    and F700 cameras for which a service advisory was issued in October. So
    it's possible he's basing his statement on a lot of those cameras coming
    back to the store.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    Hello.

    I have a Fuji F700, and would be very interested to know about the "service
    advisory" that you mention. I am in London, UK.

    Thanks in advance.

    Sylvain.

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    However, this same problem affects cameras from Canon, Sony, Ricoh,
    Nikon, Olympus, and Konica-Minolta as well, so it shouldn't cause a
    disproportionate number of Fuji failures.

    See
    "http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/...h-some-digital-cameras-and-camcorders-1105.ht
    m"
     
    Sylvain VAN DER WALDE, Dec 11, 2005
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  12. The good old Fuji 6099Z is still gong strong after fours years.
     
    Peter A. Stavrakoglou, Dec 13, 2005
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  13. Message not sent by "spudnuty", but by "Sylvain".
    Here's the URL to the Fuji recall. It includes serial #s affected:

    http://www.fujifilm.com/JSP/fuji/ep...at=2147483647&sscucatid=664262&quicklink=true

    Make sure you absolutely verify the serial # range, that this is the
    problem with your camera and be in contact with someone at Fuji if you
    send your camera in.
    I sent a clients Fuji in for this repair and got a $80 bill back for
    labor. After 15 minutes on the phone with a service rep Fuji is now
    fixing the problem for free.

    Thanks a lot, Richard.

    Sylvain.
    Richard
     
    Sylvain VAN DER WALDE, Dec 13, 2005
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