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Elph 300HS, black finish coming off body

 
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Aug 02, 2012 07:40 |  #1

Anyone else experiencing the finish on black Elph 300HS's coming off?

My camera is used very infrequently, and always in a case. In spite of that the "paint" finish is rubbed off on all four corners, and six or eight other places.

I know it's just a little thing, and doesn't affect the images...but it bugs me, and I'm getting tired of touching-up with a brush.

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Aug 02, 2012 07:44 |  #2

i dont have a 300HS but i do have a 5D Mark II that has a similar issue. granted, i have a metal piece rubbing off of it (its from my BlackRapid strap) -- but still -- i didnt have this issue with my 50D! ... Canon BAD! :/




  
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Aug 02, 2012 13:47 as a reply to  @ -MasterChief-'s post |  #3

No finish rubbing off so far but I've only had it a few months.




  
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Aug 02, 2012 14:55 |  #4

I haven't seen a black finished camera yet, unless it was of molded black plastic, that didn't wear off. Back in earlier days, it was called "brassing", since the camera shells were usually brass. Chromed bodies were much less subject to this, because the finish was an electroplate on the brass shell, rather than a paint coat. Photojournalists' cameras were prime examples of this wear, and it's rumored that some poseurs actually rubbed the finish off their cameras to give them that look.


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Aug 02, 2012 15:00 |  #5

del Sol wrote in post #14803852 (external link)
Anyone else experiencing the finish on black Elph 300HS's coming off?l

You just had to day something I didn't notice it before but my Black SD990 does have 2 spots where the black is rubbed off, it's always in a case, My Black S100 is so fare nu-marked

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Aug 02, 2012 16:46 |  #6

Jon wrote in post #14805615 (external link)
I haven't seen a black finished camera yet, unless it was of molded black plastic, that didn't wear off. Back in earlier days, it was called "brassing", since the camera shells were usually brass. Chromed bodies were much less subject to this, because the finish was an electroplate on the brass shell, rather than a paint coat. Photojournalists' cameras were prime examples of this wear, and it's rumored that some poseurs actually rubbed the finish off their cameras to give them that look.

I wholeheartedly agree Jon......but not in a 4 month old camera!

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Aug 02, 2012 17:12 |  #7

Maybe you got the proverbial "bad copy" and maybe it's something covered under warranty and you could have it replaced? however if you touched it up with paint it may to late for that.




  
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Aug 02, 2012 18:14 |  #8

del Sol wrote in post #14806049 (external link)
I wholeheartedly agree Jon......but not in a 4 month old camera!

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Well, you said it's "always in a case". Unless that case sits somewhere absolutely stationary, there's probably a lot more rubbing against the camera than you might think. If you carry the camera and case around, be assured the camera and case are rubbing against each other every moment you're carrying them. Leave it at home and maybe it won't rub. Leave it in a car and it'll pick up vibrations from the motor, road unevenness, etc. . . .


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Aug 02, 2012 18:59 |  #9

something metal in the case rubbing the camera? such as a zipper or metal button? also maybe when you use it rubs, such as leaving it on a table. just some thoughts, unless the rub marks are were youre fingers are located.


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Aug 02, 2012 19:50 |  #10

Mine has a white hue right about where it says Powershot 300 HS. Hadn't given it any thought until now!

As long as the photo quality isn't affected I'll accept it as adding character to the camera!


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Aug 02, 2012 20:29 |  #11

This is unrelated but how do you guys like the 300hs? Im thinking of getting one for my mom, who just wants a camera to record moments, nothing crazy. Shes also not too tech savvy. Is this an easy camera to use? Thanks!


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Aug 02, 2012 20:37 |  #12

ashiundar wrote in post #14806988 (external link)
This is unrelated but how do you guys like the 300hs? Im thinking of getting one for my mom, who just wants a camera to record moments, nothing crazy. Shes also not too tech savvy. Is this an easy camera to use? Thanks!

Personally this is the best P&S on the market in IMHO. Great quality photos as well as videos. Easy to use. I suggest purchasing a second battery.


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Aug 02, 2012 21:12 |  #13

tawcat wrote in post #14807027 (external link)
Personally this is the best P&S on the market in IMHO. Great quality photos as well as videos. Easy to use. I suggest purchasing a second battery.

Wow really?? And its a great price too! Thanks for the input!


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Aug 03, 2012 09:01 |  #14

tawcat wrote in post #14807027 (external link)
Personally this is the best P&S on the market in IMHO. Great quality photos as well as videos. Easy to use. I suggest purchasing a second battery.

Agreed!

A GREAT little camera, despite the cosmetic paint blemishes.

What surprises me is how very well it works on full AUTO.....perfect for candid/street type shooting, or for someone who literally, wants to point and shoot.

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Aug 03, 2012 15:31 |  #15

del Sol wrote in post #14808880 (external link)
Agreed!

A GREAT little camera, despite the cosmetic paint blemishes.

What surprises me is how very well it works on full AUTO.....perfect for candid/street type shooting, or for someone who literally, wants to point and shoot.

del Sol

I had one as well,great little camera.Really good iq.




  
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