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chibitul
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      12-20-2003
Hi,

I consider myself quite picky, and today I had the chance to hadle a
digital rebel at the Apple Store near me. To be honest, since I knew it
was made in Taiwan, (FYI: the 10D is made in Japan), I was expecting to
find some flaws, such as poorly aligned buttons, battery/compact flash
door not closing properly, misaligned screws, and so on. I hadled the
300d for a few minutes (didn't have a lens, so I was "shooting" with the
plastic cap on!) and to be honest, I cannot complain about the build
quality of this camera. I don't like the color, but besides that it
seemed fine to me. if I were in the market for a dSLR, I would give it
full consideration, shoulder-to-shoulder with 10D which is 50% more
expensive. As I said, I didn't take pictures, and I only played with it
for 4-5 minutes, but again, I know how picky I am, so I think this is a
good camera. At least the outside of the case is decent
 
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Michael
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      12-20-2003
Most people probably think it's made in Japan. It's all about money.

"chibitul" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I consider myself quite picky, and today I had the chance to hadle a
> digital rebel at the Apple Store near me. To be honest, since I knew it
> was made in Taiwan, (FYI: the 10D is made in Japan), I was expecting to
> find some flaws, such as poorly aligned buttons, battery/compact flash
> door not closing properly, misaligned screws, and so on. I hadled the
> 300d for a few minutes (didn't have a lens, so I was "shooting" with the
> plastic cap on!) and to be honest, I cannot complain about the build
> quality of this camera. I don't like the color, but besides that it
> seemed fine to me. if I were in the market for a dSLR, I would give it
> full consideration, shoulder-to-shoulder with 10D which is 50% more
> expensive. As I said, I didn't take pictures, and I only played with it
> for 4-5 minutes, but again, I know how picky I am, so I think this is a
> good camera. At least the outside of the case is decent





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dslr
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      12-20-2003
Michael wrote:
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> Most people probably think it's made in Japan. It's all about money.
>


It shouldn't matter where it's made - provided the same quality control
is applied at all plants.

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Trevor S
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      12-20-2003
dslr <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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> Michael wrote:
>>
>> Most people probably think it's made in Japan. It's all about money.
>>

>
> It shouldn't matter where it's made - provided the same quality control
> is applied at all plants.


Exactly, I would expect a business like Canon to be able to ensure there is
enough QC in it's plants to make it irrelevant where a product is
assembled. If not, that's a relfection on the business itslef, not where a
product is assembled.


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Rosedco
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      12-20-2003
A lot of complicated electronic equipment has been made and/or assembled in
Taiwan so the 300d should not be a problem.
 
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Steve
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      12-21-2003
Trevor S wrote:
> dslr <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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>> Michael wrote:
>>>
>>> Most people probably think it's made in Japan. It's all about money.
>>>

>>
>> It shouldn't matter where it's made - provided the same quality
>> control is applied at all plants.

>
> Exactly, I would expect a business like Canon to be able to ensure
> there is enough QC in it's plants to make it irrelevant where a
> product is assembled. If not, that's a relfection on the business
> itslef, not where a product is assembled.


So why is there such a big QA/QC problem with the A series Canons?

Steve


 
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Povl H. Pedersen
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      12-21-2003
On 2003-12-20, Trevor S <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> dslr <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> news:(E-Mail Removed):
>
>> Michael wrote:
>>>
>>> Most people probably think it's made in Japan. It's all about money.
>>>

>>
>> It shouldn't matter where it's made - provided the same quality control
>> is applied at all plants.

>
> Exactly, I would expect a business like Canon to be able to ensure there is
> enough QC in it's plants to make it irrelevant where a product is
> assembled. If not, that's a relfection on the business itslef, not where a
> product is assembled.


But if enough products does not live up to standards, it will be way
too costly to remake them. So sometime the bar is lowered for cost
reasons.
 
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stacey
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      12-22-2003
chibitul wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I consider myself quite picky, and today I had the chance to hadle a
> digital rebel at the Apple Store near me. To be honest, since I knew it
> was made in Taiwan, (FYI: the 10D is made in Japan), I was expecting to
> find some flaws, such as poorly aligned buttons, battery/compact flash
> door not closing properly, misaligned screws, and so on. I hadled the
> 300d for a few minutes (didn't have a lens, so I was "shooting" with the
> plastic cap on!) and to be honest, I cannot complain about the build
> quality of this camera.


I'd hope for $1000 is would be built OK..
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Trevor S
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      12-22-2003
"Povl H. Pedersen" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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> But if enough products does not live up to standards, it will be way
> too costly to remake them. So sometime the bar is lowered for cost
> reasons.


Agreed but that would be the fault of the Company that allowed the product
out that way and is not a reflection of where it is made. I was simpily
agrreing with the OP that the geographic location where the item is
assembled has little or no relevance to the quality of the product, it's a
reflection of the business entity itself.



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