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God, I hate instruction manuals

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by slappy4428, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    OK, Bought a new camera Monday -- Canon Powershot A550 for 150 from Tiger Direct. Had debated on buying a real SLR, but just couldnt' pull the trigger .
    Anyway, it's not complicated, but day-um... a lot of extracrapola... I like the pics (7.1 megs), but you'd think it would come with a short version of instructions...
    Rant over...
    BTW, it DOES come with a 16M card.. yeah, that is helpful for a 7.1 meg camera..
     
  2. Eagleboy

    Eagleboy Guest

    I know how you feel. I bought a Canon Powershot ZS I3 on Amazon a while ago and, luckily, got a simple manual to use with it in addition to the advanced one. But the memory card was capable of taking four pictures without filling up. Thanks.

    Stick with it, though. When you learn it, it's an awesome tool. The zoom features are incredible, too, making it all the better for athletics.
     
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Wasn't using it for athletics, tho I did wrestle with the thought of buying something more high powered...
    Manual is simple, but I want the fold out sheet for idiots, dammit...
     
  4. Eagleboy

    Eagleboy Guest

    Ah. I <i>also</i> got a fold-out sheet for idiots. That's three levels of instruction manuals for the price of one. Just take your time and resist every urge to throw the thing - thankfully, I was somehow able to.
     
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Are you kidding? That's the first thing I keep...
     
  6. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Member

    Slappy, you'd have trouble unfolding the dang thing ... :)
     
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Not true. dick.. .sorry, bck...
    I just want instructions that I need to give a cursory glance to... these arent bad, but more than what I want...
    I still laugh how Canon graciously included a 16 meg card.... external... Look for that on ebay for a buck with five bucks shipping...
     
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