Would you buy a Canon product?
I would buy a Canon product in preference to other makes, and for very good reasons.
I will tell you why I like Canon products so much, and it is about product life and usability.
Way back in 1977 I was traveling in Asia on business, which meant spending a week in Singapore sorting contracts and legals.It was my first trip to Singapore.
I met a fellow Australian on the plane who had been to Singapore dozens of times selling sugar refinery equipment. He was a typical lay-back Queenslander and a very nice helpful guy. He helped me move to a better hotel, showed me where to buy Australian Opals, quality watches, and electronic toys such as calculators, cameras and other new gadgets cheaper while avoiding all the imitations. Canon and Casio products along with all the other brand names are copied very well, so it can be hard for a buyer to tell a real one from a cheap copy. My Australian friend had seen it all before and knew exactly where to go and what to pay for genuine products..
He purchased a stack of Casio watches, opals and Canon calculators. I bought half a dozen watches for myself and friends. They were the latest models and were not sold in Australia until years later.
I saw a Canon calculator at the same place we bought the watches. It had all the features I had been looking for. Small, with big raised buttons and a big screen. I must have known I would be using it until my eyesight got dim, my fingers less agile and able to find the buttons on other calculators!
The amazing thing is that it is solar operated. In 1977 it was rare to find this new technology, and to get it in a calculator seemed cutting edge to me, and it was only around $10 Australian.
The same Canon calculator is on my desk as I write this hub, never having stopped functioning since I purchased it in 1977. It is not as if it has lived it's life in the sun either. It spent 2 years locked in a drawer while I was on an extended holiday. I put it to work again 5 years ago when I needed a shirt pocket sized calculator to carry around to jobs.
While others were using their mobile phone's built in calculator, I used my little Canon to calculate, as I had trouble making a call and using the phone's calculator at the same time, so I used my little calculator to do the job while I spoke on the phone.
I have never seen any electronic device last as long as this Canon has, and it is still up to date in as much as it needs no battery, has a very large screen and is very thin and light.
If this is the quality that they put in to a $10 calculator, I feel safe buying their cameras or printers as well. I believe Canon make very durable products. What do you think?