My first post
I am a newbie looking to buy a Canon/Nikon DSLR. I'll also be travelling to Europe this coming winter with this camera. So I went to Sim Lim Square and check out some shops and asked their advice about the temperature affecting the camera.
The reason for my question is because I had a bad experience with a Canon Ixus during my last trip to Japan. It was quite cold up on the mountains maybe abt 12 or so degrees. Camera was working fine there. But the next day when I was in the city, where temperature is about 24 degrees, I took out the camera for some snaps and it failed. I could on it, but I can't take or view any pics at all!!! It showed some weird colour screen and hung there. Couldn't take any pics for the remaining trip and worst of all, the thought of losing all the precious memories...2 days later, back in Singapore, I thought I'll try again before sending it for repair. and lo and behold it is working. What a relief!!!! Not sure what happen here maybe some bros can advise.
Anyway, back to Sim Lim Square. Went to 3 shops and popped the question, and 3 shops all gave me different answers :
Shop 1 - "Cold weather confirm cannot la. 10 degrees? I don't think so. Olympus has this model which is ALL WEATHER model. This one can no problem."
I thought to myself this is really bizarre, this dude recommended me a point n shoot camera (got pink model got blue model etc) when I wanted a DSLR to dabble into some serious photography.
Shop 2 - "Aiya, this kind of thing I cannot guarantee one la. Check with your friends also no use one. I tell you what la, I give you good price no one can match."
Steady sales tactic, deviate from my question.
Shop 3 - "No problem don't worry. How can have problem where we can see winters pictures all the time? No worry brudder."
At this point, I am confused already. But the last shop was nice, even though he can guarantee no problems, he wasn't pushy at all. He did make sense though. So I told him I'll check out the forums.
So my fellow friends, I hope you can help and advise me on this. Thanks.