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Camera with No User Manual ?

by speedbird2 / June 30, 2009 11:12 PM PDT

I just purchased a Casio EX-Z300 digital camera and I was shocked that there is no printed owner's manual included. The manual is on the included CD-ROM which must be downloaded and then printed. As I have neither a home PC nor a printer, this is ridiculous. Casio will send me a manual but they will charge for it. Is this a new gimmick used by other companies of not including a manual?

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Same with my new Canon.
by Kees Bakker / June 30, 2009 11:19 PM PDT

A CD with a 230-page manual (in many languages) in pdf-format, and a small 'quick start manual' printed in 5 languages.

That's how it works nowadays, indeed. I don't like printing a 230-page of one-sided A4 manual either.


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No Users Manual
by speedbird2 / July 1, 2009 1:44 AM PDT

Yes, it's a new world. Airlines no longer print timetables. Most won't even print paper tickets. Slot machines no longer accept coins but print-out winnings on a paper slip. Now, most camera manufacturers it seems have stopped including user manuals. I am afraid when I buy a PC in the near future there will be no manual, just a CD-ROM. How can I view it if my PC is not yet hooked-up? Thanks for sharing that other manufacturers beside Casio have stopped including user manuals. This also explains why most have stopped including li-ion batteries and chargers; it saves them money!

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