Looking at the reviews of the product, there were some positives and negatives. For positives, people said that you can take high-quality photos, has unique storytelling mode, bright touchscreen and wide aperture lens. For negatives, some said that it is overly large and heavy, stumbles at high ISOs and that LCD doesn’t fully tilt. Overall, including the design, features, performance and image quality, it was rated 7.6 out of 10.
Its competing product is also a compact camera, the Nikon Coolpix S9900. They have some of the good points in common, for example, they both have swivelling display, enough space for the thumbs on the back which means that it’s secure to hold the camera in one hand and they both have well sized and place buttons which is very essential when you are looking for a compact camera. For bad points, they only have one thing in common, which is poor face detection performance. Their prices don’t vary that much, Canon PowerShot N100 is $49 cheaper than Nikon Coolpix S9900.
Canon PowerShot N100 is definitely environmentally friendly as it is a digital camera. Using a digital camera doesn’t acquire you to use chemicals when you want to develop photographs. Nowadays, we use rechargeable batteries and they won’t be thrown away which means that they have a positive effect to the environment.
I would definitely choose to buy Canon PowerShot N100 because it is cheaper than Nikon and has better quality than other products.
Canon PowerShot N100 - Black
67.5mm (Width) x 104.5mm (Length)
Where should I purchase it?
The product could be purchased at a Canon store or an electronic store. I didn’t choose to buy it online as you might get scammed and you don't know if you actually like the product or not unless you actually check it with your eyes and hands. Therefore, it’ll be better to go to a store instead of purchasing it online. Because cameras are pretty expensive to purchase, you want to avoid purchasing it online where there’s a high risk of getting scammed.
Canon PowerShot N100 - White
- Allow customers to purchase goods and services with money lent to them by a bank, other financial institution or retailer.
- It can be very useful for a consumer when they are used effectively.
- Your money stays in the bank, earning interest until you pay your bill.
- They are safer than cash.
- They can be cancelled if lost.
- You can build a positive credit history for the future.
- They can be an important resource in an emergency.
- You can pay by phone or over the internet with them.
- Many cardholders do not pay off their debts within the interest-free period and incur high interest charges.
- They encourage you to spend money they don’t have.
- Department stores credit cards can have very high interest rates.
- You can get caught in a ‘debt trap’ if you have not prepared a detailed budget.
- It is immediate.
- All stores accept cash.
- Consumers can monitor the amount of money they have.
- Spending money is almost painful as you actually see the physical money leaving your wallet, which can be a very effective encouragement to stay within your budget.
- It can be a bulky way to pay for expensive items.
- Cash is not very secure compare to other payment methods.
- When you lose cash, it’s gone.
- It can be heavy to carry around.
- Limited to the amount you have in your wallet.
- Not building credit history.
For my product, I would choose credit card as it is suitable for big amounts. I wouldn’t use cash because the product costs quite a lot of money and you might not have enough cash to pay for it. By using credit card, you can build a credit history for the future, whereas with cash, it’s not secure and you’re not building credit history. Overall, if you are spending quite a lot of money, it is better to use credit card, as long as you can control yourself with not spending money you don’t have and not getting caught in a debt trap.
Have any problems with your product?
If you buy goods in Australia, you have rights under the Australian consumer law. The rights are the same whether you buy it from a big chain store, a small retailer, a second hand store or an of-shop. However, the rights don’t apply to private sales.
You can return your product if...
- not as described
- not fit for purpose
- not acceptable quality
- not lasting a reasonable length of time
However, to do so, you need to be able to prove your purchase.
You have the same protection as you are buying in store even if you buy products online. This requires Australian retailers to repair, replace or refund the purchase price. This only applies when the website that you purchased from is an Australian site.
Online from Overseas
You have no right to complain if you buy products online form overseas as they might have different consumer laws to Australian consumer laws. If you have any problems or complaints about online purchases from overseas, they can be made to the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network at econsumer.gov.
If you got scammed when purchasing online, you can report it to ‘scamwatch’.
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