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Purchasing a point and shoot and future camera problems


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filmprof Registered since 16th Aug 2012
Sat 25-Aug-12 06:51 PM | edited Sat 25-Aug-12 09:57 PM by filmprof


I'm new to Nikonians so bear with me. And I posted this in the Berger Bros. forum to get their point of view. But I'm needing users' experiences.

I want a good point and shoot with optical viewfinder.

Top of my list is the Nikon P7100 (really wish the 7700 had the optical viewfinder), followed by the Canon G12, and then the Fuji X-10.

I'm looking for assurances that the Nikon lens error issues which were prevalent in the 7000 and some have reported with the 7100, have gone away. And does any mail order company have a return policy longer than 30 days if I encounter the issue?

I would consider the Canon G12 but lots of Canon folks are seeing scratched lenses from the mechanism/blade when closing and opening the G12. And I don't think you put on a filter to protect it when closing and opening.

Finally it seems like there is no way of knowing that the Fuji X-10 you purchase has the orb issue resolved. Or that Fuji will fix it if you are unlucky and get the old sensor with your purchase. Seems really risky.