Even prettier pics :)
Back on the 10th I wrote about our new camera purchase, the Olympus Stylus Tough-8000. When I purchased the camera I really hadn’t done any research on it, or its rivals. I just trusted the salesperson. Michele was nice enough to include a link to some comparison reviews in her comment on that post. That review, and subsequent ones I read, were not all that impressed with the Olympus picture quality. It is an OK camera, and it definitely seems to be tough as the name implies, but the Canon PowerShot D10 12.1 MP Waterproof Digital Camera scored much higher. I took a few sample pics with the Olympus and in truth I was underwhelmed. For these reasons I decided to go back to the store yesterday morning to exchange it for the Canon.
I won’t go into a huge amount of detail on the exchange but let’s just say that my trying to be environmentally conscious and having recycled a small piece of the cardboard packaging on the original camera caused the store clerks a bit of strife. So much so that they wanted to charge me a 20% restocking fee, even though I was going to turn around and buy an equally expensive camera from them! Needless to say this was definitely NOT going to happen, and after dealing with a clerk, assistant manager and finally the big boss, we walked out of there with a new camera without paying any stupid penalty for the missing piece of cardboard. Crazy that they would even consider trying that!