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Old 24th May 2017, 15:08   #5446
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True, most shops in Singapore do not offer an international warranty.
And some companies take a harder line than others. Sony is infamous for its differential pricing enforced by warranty restrictions

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Some companies appear to be offering something for India, whilst buying in Singapore, see http://www.canon.com.sg/personal/web...anguageCode=EN
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If warranty is a big thing for you better check it out. Also try and get a feel about warranty turn around times in India. If it takes two months to get a camera fixed under warranty you have to doubt as to how much use/value it really has.
Twelve yeas ago I bought a grey-market (just a consumer zoom P&S) camera in India, clearly sold as shop guarantee only. In the end, I likened it to buying second hand: would I have bought that camera second-hand, at that price, with no mnaufacturer warranty. I decided yes and went ahead with the deal without worrying.

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Yes, certainly a lot more variety in Singapore. Last i checked here in Croma & some other stores & verifying it online, most of camera's were not the latest.
Well, Singapore is one of the worlds temples to consumerism. Whatever you want is going to be there, and more. Again, I have bought a consumer PS and a super-zoom there without worrying. I have also bought electronics, headphones.... Gadget heaven!

But what are you doing in Croma? Don't you have real camera shops in Mumbai? I just got my new camera from Amazon, but the seller was J J Mehta.
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But what are you doing in Croma? Don't you have real camera shops in Mumbai?
I'm not too comfortable buying online. Croma has a few brands under 1 roof. By 'real camera shops' , i assume you're referring to the authorised outlet of the brand? Well , i don't think i've visited any. I have been wanting to buy a compact camera since a few years now, just went through some of my old posts where i've shortlisted a few camera's after doing a bit of reasearch. But at present as i said, i'm out of touch with the latest launches.
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How much are you going to spend on it? I don't know what spec of camera you want, but many are so cheap now that it isn't a major buying decision any more. I am pretty sure that Amazon/Flipkart have enough of choice at the lower but capable range, and both extend warranty that is valid as far as I know.

In Mumbai, if you have the energy, go to the JJ Mehta store and use their computers to buy on line from them!
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How much are you going to spend on it? I don't know what spec of camera you want,
My budget is less than 20k. Looking for a compact camera with good picture quality,decent zoom & easy to use. I had shortlisted the below camera's a year back. Do not know if they are relevant today or whether they have become outdated.

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- Nikon Coolpix S7000 for 9k
- Canon Powershot SX610 for 11k
- Canon Ixus 275HS for 9k
- Nikon Coolpix S9700 for 15k
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... ... ...By 'real camera shops' , i assume you're referring to the authorised outlet of the brand?
Although I had forgotten them until recently, JJ Mehta has been famous for a long time. Never been there, (Nor even to Mumbai even) but have seen pics of shelves and cupboards packed high, and I hope one would be able to actually see stuff there.

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In Mumbai, if you have the energy, go to the JJ Mehta store and use their computers to buy on line from them!
Is that what they like their customers to do? To me, one of the advantages of bricks'n'mortar is I get to take my new baby home right there and then.
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My budget is less than 20k. Looking for a compact camera with good picture quality,decent zoom & easy to use. I had shortlisted the below camera's a year back. Do not know if they are relevant today or whether they have become outdated.
Little except the model name changes in one year with these, and you ought to get a camera that does what you want for a lot less than 20K. I would pick Canon and see what suits - their cheaper range is just as good as the more expensive ones, except for being a little bulkier at times. But even bulkier cameras of today are quite compact and many are easier to handle without dropping them compared to the smaller more expensive ones that I can drop quite easily.

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Is that what they like their customers to do? To me, one of the advantages of bricks'n'mortar is I get to take my new baby home right there and then.
I have no idea what the store looks like! It just seems to me that their site may have more of the range than the physical store given display inventory carrying constraints. All packed for sale boxes may be available in the store though.

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For jj mehta online buyers...

They have an Amazon I'd which is different, something like techi-home. But it says "jj mehta" on the invoice. My reason for going amazon rather than their own site, was: quicker delivery and easier payment.
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One GST comes in and states like UP are forced to toe the line in not being able to implement artificial limits on inter state purchases then the fun starts. We barely have about five weeks to this.
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I bought Sony WX500 from FlipKart for around 20K. My first camera, I was dwelling for a while on HX400V/WX350/HX90V/B700. "Head" and a friend said portability and heart was bent on HX400V/B700.

For a start I think, the portability was something that I would personally love to have. Was not looking for anything overwhelming.

Hoping the WX500 serves me well.

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Now that I have the closest thing to a "real" camera (Sony a-6000) that I have had for decades, and am applying some actual thought, trying to turn snapshots into something closer to photography, I have some "beginner's" questions. Here's the first, which has nothing to do with the camera itself...

But about PC Software.

Do people find there is much difference in what they see on their computer monitors when viewing photos with different software? I've never given it any thought before, just using the OS-supplied picture viewer unless actually editing.

Now I find that there is. My system is Linux Mint; the standard viewer is Eye of Mint (ie of Gnome, I suppose). Does it display JPEGs just fine? Well, I always thought so, but now, if I zoom in and out, I notice that noise is added.

I know that there are entire photo management/viewing packages available, with quite a wide choice, even in Linux. I never use one before because, just as with music, I am perfectly happy with the OS's folder-and-file hierarchy and never felt the need to use any database-d software to manage my pics or music.

As an alternative, for more critical pic viewing, I've recently been using XNview. For editing, I use The Gimp, although I have not got much deeper than levels, curves and cropping.

So far, the camera can make a better looking JPG than I can in, eg Darktable, although the possibilities of processing RAW images are intriguing
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