It's the same for other product booths as well, not just cameras.
Dun expect the temp sales staff to be able to assist you in product information. Do all your research beforehand.
But, although i dun expect 100% attention from them, neither do i expect <10% attention.
How are they employed in the first place? Dun the rep company have a certain standard expected of their staff. Or do they just employ and tom-dick-harry student and let them do whatever they want... Thought they are expected to do whatever they can to get a sale, instead of giving reasons for potential customers to be discouraged to make the purchase, due to bad customer service.
The guy who served me at the olympus booth was quite good. Got my 850 from there... but the queue is sooooo long! After queuing to pay still need to queue for the camera.... not worth the time.
was tempted to buy the 870IS canon but got put off by super long queue. in the end din buy!
D90, Tamron 18 - 270 VC, 50mm 1.8
This exhibition are for bargains - you must know what you want already and simply transact.
If you want to try out - the best time it during kopi session, or outings and fellow photographers lend each other. Just bring your CF card.
OMG..i just finished my o levels and was searching for part time..
and i was actualy intrested in working part time at this fair..either for olympus or apple..
damn..well seeing all these, come to think of it comex is much better..prices here are quite steep..
and i did remember seeing training included when appling for the part time salesman jobby !!
my god seems like the training went down the drain !!
I remember there is a sales lady in canon that keep saying that what the camera can do & what other brands cannot do.... When I corrected her, she still insist that she is correct and even ask her "supervisor" to talk to me.
When the "supervisor" say that she is correct, I pull out my camera to prove them wrong...
But on second thought. It is not completely wrong because when ISO increase, the shutter speed with also increase and result in less camera shake. Fuji used to market their compact camera high ISO feature as "image stabalizer"
This maketing thingy caused confusion to layman
LOL! But what ever it is isnt the job partly commission based? The more you sell the more money you get.
I wanted to work at sitex at nikon booth but my prom fell on the first day, how timely!!
Anson, your intention wasnt to buy the camera hor?:P
Personally I felt that canon make good PnS (Ixus series), but what turn me off was the attitude of the sales lady. I remember when some of the camera feature can't match other brands.... she just say " the camera is not good enough for you, better find another brand instead".
To me every camera brands have its pros & cons, and I respect the sales person when she admit to it then to cover up for faults....
Summary of our conversation
My Friend : Can use zoom when recording a video?
Canon Salesgal : Yes, of course!
Me : You can only use only using digital zoom during video recording....
Canon Salesgal : All camera uses digital zoom when recording video, no camera uses optical zoom in video.
Me : Some Panasonic camera use optical zoom when taking video
Canon Salesgal : Impossible, you are wrong.... no camera use optical zoom only digtal zoom (then turn to her supervisor to confirm with her)
Frankly speaking to me... "if you don't know, say you don't know and don't act that you know".
Simple words "Lets be professional about this"
ISO - International Stardards Organisation
ISO in photography refers to International Standard ISO 5800:1987 from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) defines both an arithmetic scale and a logarithmic scale for measuring color-negative film speed. Related standards ISO 6:1993 and ISO 2240:2003 define scales for speeds of black-and-white negative film and color reversal film.
ASA - Rating for film speed by America Standard Association.
Read more about this on Wikipedia.
I am not sure if you guys were kidding when you asked, but nevertheless, hope the Wiki sheds some light on ISO/ASA (the latter is less used today than in the days of film).
Cheers all, happy week to y'all ahead.
BTW, Sitex is already over and we should kind of cool down over the atrocities we have encountered over the event. Those who are attending future tradeshows to make purchasing decisions are better informed and maybe this forums serve as a better platform to make up your mind on purchases rather than depending on sales people on the ground. But in any case, I personally discourage such threads so let's not continue to bitch further.
Till the next Sitex... peace to all.