I went to the camera shop today to get a remote shutter release(YAY) but while I was waiting to be served I was listening to the sales guy trying to sell this guy a camera.
He was selling the Canon 40D so so hard to this guy, especially pointing out that he could put the camera on the little green square and fire away. the customer was really buying his talk and kept going through all the wonderful features and talking so fast I could barely understand him and I have the camera he was 'selling'
The guy was looking really confused and when I asked for the shutter release the sales guy asked me what camera I had and I said the 40D
The customer asked me if I liked the camera and of course I said yes, he then asked me about it and I answered a few questions and he asked me if he should buy it.
I asked him exactly he wanted to take pictures of and how often he though he would use it and basically it was just to take pics of the kids on a weekend or special occasion. I also asked if he had any interest in using the other functions of the camera or planned to use it more than just to point and shoot. He said that was all too technical for him but that he wanted a decent zoom and fast point and shooting at whatever the moment was.
I suggested a couple of the top line point and shoots, I'd used the olympus one before the 40D and recommended that one. He decided to buy that instead of the 40D.... sales guy not impressed with me though :rolleyes:
Did I do the right thing??