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"Professional driver on closed course."

"Screen image is simulated."

"Product enlarged to show detail."

etc. etc.

Yes, yes, we like "truth" and all. Especially when they're selling a camera after all, but getting a great cameraphone image and getting an image that will work on tv are two different things. No real surprise. Maybe disappointment, but no suprise.




Except there's no implying or warning, just outright lying about this being a sample image.

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Agreed. They should have small disclaimer text at the bottom. And that's what everyone should be up in arms about, not that they faked it in the first place.

I know there are rules for food advertising, but don't know about other types of products... There's not a safety liability issue like with cars, but.

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Also these images are nothing like the images the camera would take. That is like advertising a totally different car than the one you are selling.

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Exactly. It's like getting cockpit footage from a nascar and using it in a ford focus commercial.

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I don't really understand how either is okay, but I would prefer at least the disclaimer. I still find that form of advertising misleading at best.

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This is more like "Professional driver on closed course in a completely different car than the one we're selling you"

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Wait, does this mean that the Eggo Nutri-Grain waffles are not healthy for my kids? But what if I add "farm fresh" butter and "fat free" syrup? My world is spinning out of control.

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I must be missing something because I don't see what's unhealthy about those waffles. They're primarily made of flour, not issue there, and they're not particularly high in fat. It's not like they're sugar-glazed cereal.

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In a country with decent consumer laws, they'd probably get slapped with a suit or fine for false advertizing, if they used this to promote a product that could be bought or ordered.

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