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Jul 15, 2011 16:38 |  #1

So I was hired at an electronics store the other day to sell cameras and camcorders.

I have been into photography for about 5 years now, but there's one problem.

I've only known CANON and I've only known SLR's. I know alot about them (or so I hope).The manager was very impressed with the interview and even gave me a higher pay due to previous knowledge.

They do sell some higher end canon and Nikon DSLR's but mainly its point and shoots.

Whats the best way to familiarize myself this weekend on everything and anything about point and shoots? I don't want to go in there not knowing much about the point and shoots.

I have knowledge in SLR's on Canon, I can do some research myself on Nikon since its not too far off. But point and shoots are a little farther off my spectrum.


Thanks for all the help!


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Jul 15, 2011 16:44 |  #2

zohar0 wrote in post #12764862 (external link)
So I was hired at an electronics store the other day to sell cameras and camcorders.

I have been into photography for about 5 years now, but there's one problem.

I've only known CANON and I've only known SLR's. I know alot about them (or so I hope).The manager was very impressed with the interview and even gave me a higher pay due to previous knowledge.

They do sell some higher end canon and Nikon DSLR's but mainly its point and shoots.

Whats the best way to familiarize myself this weekend on everything and anything about point and shoots? I don't want to go in there not knowing much about the point and shoots.

I have knowledge in SLR's on Canon, I can do some research myself on Nikon since its not too far off. But point and shoots are a little farther off my spectrum.


Thanks for all the help!

wont you get some sort of training or an escort for the first couple of days?




  
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Jul 15, 2011 16:46 |  #3

www.dpreview.com (external link) Read the little (not full) reviews on the current models.




  
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Jul 15, 2011 16:47 |  #4

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wont you get some sort of training or an escort for the first couple of days?

"You'll be starting either Monday or Tuesday!"

"Okay great, is there any sort of orientation or training?"

"Yeah, well teach you when you start and show you how to use the computers etc. You seem to know alot about cameras thoe!"

Obviously not word for word, but I think he assumes I know about point and shoots even thoe I only discussed SLR's?

I'd rather learn more because I assume training wont teach me a whole lot. And I really want to help people.


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Jul 15, 2011 16:50 |  #5

Congrats on the job! Hope it works out.


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Jul 15, 2011 16:51 |  #6

Thank you!


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Jul 15, 2011 16:55 |  #7

Another thing to do is look at the new features. My friends ask me about point and shoots all the time, and recently I was helping to decide between a couple of models. I was amazed at the odd little features, like blink detection technology, on these things.




  
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Jul 15, 2011 16:56 |  #8

zohar0 wrote in post #12764892 (external link)
"You'll be starting either Monday or Tuesday!"

"Okay great, is there any sort of orientation or training?"

"Yeah, well teach you when you start and show you how to use the computers etc. You seem to know alot about cameras thoe!"

Obviously not word for word, but I think he assumes I know about point and shoots even thoe I only discussed SLR's?

I'd rather learn more because I assume training wont teach me a whole lot. And I really want to help people.

Honestly i don't think you need to know too much about P&S and Im sure you will have plenty of time to play with each display model, perhaps you can use your "ignorance" to an advantage say little as possible about P&S and talk up SLR's and DSLR's which would mean grater sales?




  
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Jul 15, 2011 16:56 |  #9

gonzogolf wrote in post #12764936 (external link)
Another thing to do is look at the new features. My friends ask me about point and shoots all the time, and recently I was helping to decide between a couple of models. I was amazed at the odd little features, like blink detection technology, on these things.

Thanks, Ill look into that.

Its surprising what point and shoots can do that SLR's cannot!


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Jul 15, 2011 16:57 |  #10

SUB1IM388 wrote in post #12764939 (external link)
Honestly i don't think you need to know too much about P&S and Im sure you will have plenty of time to play with each display model, perhaps you can use your "ignorance" to an advantage say little as possible about P&S and talk up SLR's and DSLR's which would mean grater sales?

Thanks,

However when I start working I want to actually help customers find a camera they want, not just make bank. But not a bad idea to do until I get time to review each camera!


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Jul 15, 2011 16:59 as a reply to  @ zohar0's post |  #11

Congrats on the new job!


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Jul 15, 2011 17:00 |  #12

zohar0 wrote in post #12764941 (external link)
Thanks, Ill look into that.

Its surprising what point and shoots can do that SLR's cannot!

Nor would you want them to.... But gizmos and gimmicks sell cameras to the public.




  
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Jul 15, 2011 17:01 |  #13

If you know about DSLRs, then you should be able to look at the features list of a P&S and know quite a bit about it.


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Jul 15, 2011 17:01 as a reply to  @ jase1125's post |  #14

The fact that you admit/know that you don't know everything about cameras puts you way ahead of the typical salesperson. Good luck.


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Jul 15, 2011 17:01 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #15

I would say go into best buy and ask all the questions you want i learn a lot when i go in there




  
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