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Old Nov 7, 2007, 12:34 PM   #1
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got it home..put in the battery..pooooof a ball of smoke comes out........



i took it back and they tried to tell me i had to send it in..what a joke..i demanded a refund and told them the shove it
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Old Nov 7, 2007, 1:40 PM   #2
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You did use the correct battery versus one of your A100 batteries, right?

I have seen zero complaints like yours about the A700 so far (and I read a lot of posts on multiple forums).

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Old Nov 7, 2007, 3:19 PM   #3
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BTW, as you probably know, you see "out of the box" failures with any camera brand. Unfortunately, it happens.

I've never experienced one with any digital camera I've bought yet, including multiple Sony, Nikon, Olympus, Konica Minolta and even Epson brand cameras (Knock on wood). :-) I should have seen one by now. lol

I've also got some 3689 shutter actuations on my A700 with zero issues (using only the battery that came with it). I actually like the Sony InfoLithium battery system (one of the refinements they made to this model). The first Sony I had with it (Sony DSC-F505) really impressed me from that perspective (Sony was the only camera brand around for years that had a reliable battery life indicator, and that's still true today for the most part).

Most other brands show a full indicator until the battery is about ready to die, then the charge bars start moving down fast. The Sony system is much more reliable from that aspect.

But, out of the box failures do happen. I wouldn't let one failure deter you from trying this camera. Your failure is the first one I've heard about like that. The camera may have been dropped kicked by the UPS delivery guy for all we know. ;-)

It's a really nice camera (I really like mine).

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Old Nov 7, 2007, 6:07 PM   #4
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It must be very frustrating with the camera failure. I would also encourage you to try this camera. It is a great tool for a photographer.
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Old Nov 7, 2007, 6:41 PM   #5
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i'll get another..just not from them again after their rudeness
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Old Nov 7, 2007, 6:43 PM   #6
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should mention the guy refused to let me open a new box till i bought it..the nerve
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Old Nov 7, 2007, 6:55 PM   #7
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You can't be too careful. Open the box, check the contents carefully, and don't pay with a store credit card.

Check out this recent story:

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lol..nothing new..my father got screwed like that on a tv in the 60s
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