Sony Digicam - junky build quality

Discussion in 'Sony' started by Paintblot, Mar 7, 2005.

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    Paintblot Guest

    I bought a Sony Cybershot DCS-P150 but took it back to store after a few
    weeks because the paint had started to flake off the plastic body in
    some high-wear places, such as the on/off button, exposing a junky white
    plastic body beneath. This is totally unacceptable in a camera costing
    this much! Twenty years ago I bought a Pentax SLR for $200 and it was
    constructed so well (of metal with engraved markings) that today it
    still looks mint, despite a lot of use. These days manufacturers expect
    you to pay as much or more and deliver chrome-painted plastic trash,
    with the markings painted on too.

    I might add that at my local Best Buy, this camera's on/off switch was
    also denuded of paint in an area, and to make matters worse, it would
    not function! The assistant at the store said it was a junky product,
    and I had to agree.

    Sony, you've lost a digicam customer.
    Paintblot, Mar 7, 2005
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    Paintblot Guest

    Alright, smarty, tell me: how much does a basic film SLR cost today?
    Paintblot, Mar 8, 2005
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    Jeremy Guest

    Yes, but $200 twenty years ago is worth many more times that amount in
    today's dollars.
    Jeremy, Mar 9, 2005
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    paul Guest

    Twenty years ago I bought a Pentax SLR for $200 and it was

    The changing technology means cameras will be obsolete in a few years so
    it really doesn't matter if it's cheap plastic. In 20 years it'll be of
    no value anyways. Trusted film body designs could be useful for 50 years.
    paul, Mar 9, 2005
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    Big Bill Guest

    Fifteen years ago I bought a SLR that's in the same condition. Now, it
    sits in the back of the closet, unused.
    Lot of good it is that it still looks like new, eh?
    Big Bill, Mar 9, 2005
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