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Old May 11, 2010, 11:42 AM   #1
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$449 at Micro Center, low shipping,too:

http://www.microcenter.com/search/se...duct&web_group
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Old May 11, 2010, 11:45 AM   #2
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$244 at Micro Center, low shipping,too:

http://www.microcenter.com/search/se...duct&web_group
$244? Did I miss something? It's showing $449 + Shipping. Still a good price but, if it were $244, I'd have to by another. heheheh
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$244? Did I miss something? It's showing $449 + Shipping. Still a good price but, if it were $244, I'd have to by another. heheheh
Typo (or wishful thinking?) - I'll change it
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It surprising that we have seen a price break already, in view of the popularity the camera is enjoying.

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I talked to a clerk at one of the two main photo shops in this area yesterday. He said they are getting many returns and sales have dropped sharply. This isn't a big box store where Joe Numnutz sells you a camera, tv, computer, or cd. It's a dedicated photography store with real photographers behind the counter so I don't know how indicative it is of sales in general. I'm sure most sales occur through the bigger national outlets.
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I didn't even know these guys had a store near me! Well they aren't a real camera store like BH Photo. I wonder what BH Photos's experience with this model has been?

B&H has it at the same price. Interestingly, B&H no longer carries the S200EXR.

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A number of suppliers have cut prices - even Adorama has dropped its price a little - I do suspect a high percentage of returns based on the reactions of some new users in this forum - I think it is too much of a camera for the more inexperienced photographers who scare easily and who were sucked in by all the early hype. Fuji should have provided a hard copy of the complete manual in the box - IMO that was their biggest mistake. They certainly should have sent one to the reviewers along with their evaluation samples. Penny wise, pound foolish.
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I want a PRINTED MANUAL 8 weeks before buying a camera, NOT with camera.
I printed the manual two month before I got camera ... in full size, not such (printed) dwarf manuals.

I would buy a camera (or not), equal if 0, 1, 2, 3 .... 11... 22.5 printed manuals are added - or not.

A manual is essential BEFORE buying ... if I have camera I can manual throw away.

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That store appears to just be a move-the-merchandise shop with not much else in the way of support accessories or equipment. B&H has the same price too. So I guess I can understand more returns for the reasons some have cited here.

Fujifilm does not supply printed manuals like the once did. I did not receive one with my S200EXR so I printed it 4 pages per side double sided. It's too small in that format for me to read and frankly in a 8 1/2 x 11 format is too big to carry except in a briefcase.

To me this is a big mistake by Fujifilm. I envy those of you that don't need a manual but some of us put the camera away for long periods of time and need a refresher from time to time. Frequently this has to happen in a hurry on the road so having a small sized manual that can be stuffed into the bottom of a camera bag is a very welcomed thing.

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"Fuji should have provided a hard copy of the complete manual in the box - IMO that was their biggest mistake."

It was certainly shortsighted. I can print the manual, but why should I have to? They do not sell their cameras in a vacuum. They have competition. If Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic and others provide a printed manual, then Fuji should, also.

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