impressed with build quality of 300d

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by chibitul, Dec 20, 2003.

  1. chibitul

    chibitul Guest

    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:)
    chibitul, Dec 20, 2003
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  2. chibitul

    Michael Guest

    Most people probably think it's made in Japan. It's all about money.

    "chibitul" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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, Dec 20, 2003
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  3. chibitul

    dslr Guest

    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.

    --
    regards,
    dslr
    dslr, Dec 20, 2003
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  4. chibitul

    Trevor S Guest

    dslr <> wrote in
    news::

    > 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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    Trevor S


    "Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth."
    -Albert Einstein
    Trevor S, Dec 20, 2003
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  5. chibitul

    Rosedco Guest

    A lot of complicated electronic equipment has been made and/or assembled in
    Taiwan so the 300d should not be a problem.
    Rosedco, Dec 20, 2003
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  6. chibitul

    Steve Guest

    Trevor S wrote:
    > dslr <> wrote in
    > news::
    >
    >> 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
    Steve, Dec 21, 2003
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  7. On 2003-12-20, Trevor S <> wrote:
    > dslr <> wrote in
    > news::
    >
    >> 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.
    Povl H. Pedersen, Dec 21, 2003
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  8. chibitul

    stacey Guest

    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..
    --

    Stacey
    stacey, Dec 22, 2003
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  9. chibitul

    Trevor S Guest

    "Povl H. Pedersen" <> wrote in
    news::

    <snip>

    > 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.



    --
    Trevor S


    "Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth."
    -Albert Einstein
    Trevor S, Dec 22, 2003
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