It is funny. I had two people ask me about buying the same model digital camera. Both times used from a friend. It was made by a consumer electronics company, not a photography company.

My guess is someone sold someone(s) a camera that was not what they needed or was not as good a deal as it seemed

How Not To Choose A Digital Camera
Do not go to a consumer electronics store and ask the person behind the counter or any of the sharks lurking in the isles (salespeople) what to buy!

In fact, I really do not recommend purchasing a digital camera from a discount store even if you already know which one you want to buy. There is something that happens all too often when people got to these places to buy something. They often end up buying a camera made by a company that has never been known for making any type of camera.