Hate my T6i... help me downgrade G7x?

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  1. FurBabyZ

    FurBabyZ TPF Noob!

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    Just thought I'd update---I got on Twitter and searched for the T6i and anytime anyone asked a question about it or said they were buying one I chimed in with a 140-character review. In less than an hour Canon had sent me a label to send the camera in--I still ended up paying to pack it to ship, but for $25 or so it was worth it. It turns out the autofocus WAS NOT WORKING PROPERLY. I feel vindicated. However, I have the camera back and I'm still not loving it and I still think the battery life is crap. I'm still going to be shopping for a smaller, more manageable camera. Thanks for the advice.


     
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  2. zombiesniper

    zombiesniper The camera takes the Pic. I just point the way. Supporting Member

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    Good to hear you have it sorted out.

    On battery life. If you think a DSLR battery life is crap, the battery killing EVF of most mirrorless isn't going to make you happy
     
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    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Combo breaker: user error.
     
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    ac12 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Some thoughts on the battery:

    Some cameras just use the battery faster than others.
    Buy a spare battery, which is what I do for all of my cameras.

    Using the flash will drain the battery faster than not using the flash.
    So indoors vs. outdoor shooting makes a difference.

    If the LCD is set to stay on for a long time, after you shoot the picture, it will drain the battery faster than if the on time is shorter.

    Constantly looking through the photos you shot will drain the battery faster.

    If the LCD is set to "bright" that will also drain the battery faster.
     
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    The recent reply is well-timed......

    So I finally was able to escalate things with Canon. After getting their attention on Twitter, and being passed along to 3 or 4 tech support people, I finally (though some tantruming) got escalated to someone who passed my images along to engineering. And it turns out I'm not a sh*tty photographer! The camera is indeed defective. I'm shipping it back and they're sending me a replacement. That all finally got resolved this week, too late for Christmas probably, and I'm sad to have lost a year of cute kid pics, but glad it's resolved and that I was not just crazy/taking bad pics.
     
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    Result! It's a shame that you've had to struggle for a year before actually getting anything done. I would have hoped that Canon's inital response would have been better.
     
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    Thanks! I did manage to get a decent Christmas card shot at least, though you wouldn't want to enlarge it.
     
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    I find this all very strange that Canon would behave in this way. (not saying it didn't happen) but if there is one thing about Canon that few people can argue is that they have some of the best customer service in the industry.

    I have dealt with them on a few occasions for issues I was having and they were always more than ready to send me a pre-paid shipping label to send my gear to them for evaluation. In all cases I feel they identified the issue and were able to resolve it quickly. Now i'm not saying in all cases they di this free of charge but they did do was was reasonable for my circumstances. Im not sure why you had such a different experience but it should not be considered the norm.

    I hope the new camera works out much better for you.
     
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    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    this is how they handled the 7Dmii focusing issue, they still have yet to make a statement and/or recall them for the repair.
     
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    I was just about to say that.

    Momma, I'm coming home!
     
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    didn't get the cute kid pics back in August but finally resolved
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    www.flickr.com/photos/mmirrorless
     
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