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CANON G1X IS A RIPOFF (no printed manual)

 
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Feb 12, 2012 23:29 |  #31

nice to see I'm consistent as well.


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Feb 12, 2012 23:29 |  #32

:shock: 12 pages too!


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Feb 12, 2012 23:29 |  #33

Just... great job.


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Feb 13, 2012 00:03 |  #34

I bet most folks don't even read the manual. You could buy a refurbed 60d, it comes with a manual. I prefer a manual so I can read it while on the throne. If my next cam doesn't come with a manual it won't bother me.




  
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Feb 13, 2012 03:29 |  #35

I had a Deja-Vu when i read the first post.

To call the camera a ripp-off for this reason.... Seriously??


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Feb 13, 2012 03:51 as a reply to  @ Mjolnir's post |  #36

Thank goodness for this post! I was just about to place an order for this camera.


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Feb 13, 2012 04:09 |  #37

Just wait, soon they'll start selling you cameras without an actual camera in the box and say "you can look at pictures of it online, we're saving energy by not producing cameras anymore".

Joking aside, I'm happy they're not printing manuals anymore, lots of trees and water saved right there.


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Feb 13, 2012 06:18 as a reply to  @ Sirrith's post |  #38

I'd pay to have a 250 page manual printed for the OP.

I have a suggestion for where he might like to store it :lol:


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Feb 13, 2012 06:31 |  #39

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Feb 13, 2012 06:31 |  #40

One Happy Customer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!

Glad its a technical issue????

alund wrote in post #13875267 (external link)
The new Canon G1X is a ripoff! If a camera is complicated enough to need a 250 page manual, it deserves
to have a manual included, or at the very least as an accessory. When I complained to Canon, I got the following reply:

"Unfortunately hard copy manuals are no longer being produced. Canon is committed to the world community and the belief that we are building a better world for future generations. In an effort to be a more green company, and better protect our enviornment, Canon no longer offers the small printed manuals with our Power Shot cameras. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause."

You can also save the PDF files to your computer to view. You may also consider saving the file to a CD or thumb drive to have printed at your local print shop.

This policy is nuts. It's not green for them to print one, but they tell me to take the CD down to the local print shop and print one. The only thing "green" about printing it myself is the dollars that the printing will cost. What kind of marketing is this-- $800 for a compact camera and you can't even buy a manual.


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Feb 13, 2012 06:45 |  #41

Do most folk not own a smart phone these days?

All my manuals sit on my phone, iPad and in my Dropbox - they can be accessed from anywhere, don't take up space, I never forget them and they can be searched, annotated and bookmarked. Why on earth would I want paper?


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Feb 13, 2012 07:29 |  #42

Doesnt seem like a big stretch to not have a manual. I cant always carry my manual, but I always carry my iphone with iBooks on it. The pdf is fine for me.


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Feb 13, 2012 07:34 |  #43

Lots of folks do not have smart devices. Thing is Canon makes it available to print for those that need/want it. That's what really matters.


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Feb 13, 2012 08:56 as a reply to  @ gjl711's post |  #44

I haven't read a printed manual for about the past five years. I do use the PDF version on my desktop and laptop, because it's quick and easy to Search for the topic I want. I also have them on my iPod Touch, if needed, but prefer the larger screen of the desktop and laptop. I can also easily expand the font size for my old eyes.

A lot of folks I know are moving to the e-readers like the iPads and Kindles, which appear to be the "future" of printed books. I prefer a printed book for reading pleasure (novels, etc.), but less people today want to carry them around with them.

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Feb 13, 2012 10:04 |  #45

alund wrote in post #13875267 (external link)
This policy is nuts. It's not green for them to print one, but they tell me to take the CD down to the local print shop and print one. The only thing "green" about printing it myself is the dollars that the printing will cost. What kind of marketing is this-- $800 for a compact camera and you can't even buy a manual.

It is green because only the 200 people in the world that actually demand a hard copy will print it. If they include it with every camera, then they will for sure kill a small forest.


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