Advisory Notice from Canon for the A60, A70 and A75
Well! Maybe my previous post going on about so many new releases wasn't as unfounded as I thought! Please see below a Powershot Advisory Notice or two from Canon.
The following excerpts are just a few "issues" and advisory notices that have been released lately and brought to my attention. Just goes to show that whilst manufacturers are trying their hardest to beat the competition by upgrading mostly minor points. It could be the consumer that suffers rather than benefits.
Canon EOS 1D MKII N
Take the release of the Canon EOS 1D MKII N for example. Were the minor changes "really" necessary so quickly? Could they have waited until the camera had some other serious overhaul updates?
Again, my advice is to get the best kit you can afford, stick with it. Try to learn the "art" of photography and try not to get caught up in the Megapixel race!
If anyone has any of the cameras mentioned and are experiencing any problems, I suggest that you return it to the place where you bought it. Or visit their website to receive further instructions...tut! tut! tut!
"Canon has today announced a service advisory for a number of Canon Powershot compact digital cameras. Among them the Powershot A60, Powershot A70 and Powershot A75.
It appears that Canon has discovered a problem in some of the CCD's used in Canon digital camera and digital video camera products. This causes images to appear distorted or not to appear at all. Among the CCD's used in the affected products, it has been confirmed that the internal wiring may come undone in some places. This is especially so under high-temperature/high-humidity environments,"
Ricoh have joined in the "fun". By issuing a notice to Ricoh digital camera owners about the CCD issue that has recently afflicted most of the major camera manufacturers.
"Notice to Owners of Ricoh Digital Camera October 11, 2005
Thank you for your support and patronage of Ricoh products. With an investigation on the image sensor device, or CCD, issues have recently come to our attention. A limited number of the products below (Applicable Products) that incorporate CCD of specific production lots may exhibit certain conditions outlined on our website."
Another day, another advisory notice about the CCD issue that has affected most of the major manufacturers over the last week. This time it's Nikon's turn to warn their customers. Those who have bought the COOLPIX SQ, COOLPIX 3100 and COOLPIX 5700 cameras.
"It has come to our attention that electronic components related to imaging in some COOLPIX cameras may, on rare occasions, fail. You may experience this problem with your COOLPIX SQ, COOLPIX 3100 or COOLPIX 5700 cameras. If so, Nikon will replace the associated components free of charge even if the camera's warranty has already expired. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you may have suffered because of this problem. To check if your camera has failed due this reason, please read the symptom description on our website."
Canon Acknowledges CCD Malfunction Problem
Now Canon Asia and Canon USA have announced that a problem exists with the CCD in 25 of its digital still and video cameras.
A problem has been discovered in some of the CCD's used in Canon Digital Cameras and digital video camera products. This causes images to appear distorted or not to appear at all. We apologize for the considerable inconvenience this represents for our customers. Along with our respectful apology, we would like to advise our customers of the details of this issue and our policy for handling it, which are as follows.
The CCD's in question are used in the following models.
Digital Cameras: PowerShot A60, PowerShot A70, PowerShot A75, PowerShot A300, PowerShot A310, Digital IXUS V3, Digital IXUS II, Digital IXUS IIs
And Digital Video Cameras: MV600i, MV630i, MV650i, MV700i, MV730i, MV750i, MV5i, MV5i MC, MV6i MC, ZR60, ZR65 MC, ZR70 MC, ZR80, ZR85, ZR90, Elura 40 MC, Elura 50.