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Old Nov 7, 2003, 3:59 AM   #1
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Default Stylus 300 warning!!

This post follows on from the thread "Shoddy Treatment from Olympus", where I documented how a Stylus 300 I bought for my Thai friend in Thailand in mid June has spent most of its time at the Olympus factory, having failed twice, with Olympus totally unwilling to replace the camera.

This morning I had the opportunity of talking to an Olympus dealer in a town in Northern Thailand (for his protection, I don't want to be more specific). He reports numerous problems very similar to my friend's with the Stlylus 300, where the camera simply fails a week or two after purchase. I carefully questioned him about this, and he reported that Olympus cameras, and the Stylus 300 model in particular, are the ones he has to return for repair most frequently.

I suspect that there is a flaw with this model that Olympus is not admitting to, and advise anyone considering purchasing one to look carefully at competing brands. Of course, if you buy one in the US and it fails, you'll get your money back. Just be aware that in other parts of the world Olympus's atitude is "we have your money, so tough luck."

Caveat Emptor!
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Old Dec 3, 2003, 9:44 AM   #2
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That is not the case in Malaysia though...I sent in my MJU300 to them because it had a few specks of dust inside the main lens..they cleaned it up for me.I also remember an occasion when the camera was producing unsatisfactory pictures..they replaced my camera with a new unit because that was a malfunctioning unit
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