Konica Minolta posts service advisory|
(Saturday, October 8, 2005 - 15:37 EDT)
Continuing the sudden flood of announcements from digital camera manufacturers of problems in models based on certain CCD imagers, Konica Minolta has also published a service advisory identifying certain affected models in its lineup.
NOTE: Since this item was published, we have compiled a new and more in depth source of information on this issue. Please consider visiting our article CCD Sensor Problems in Consumer Imaging Products as well as (or instead of) this item!
According to a PDF file on Konica Minolta's US website, and announcements posted on Konica Minolta Europe's support website in eleven languages, eight of the company's camera models may experience "freezing or distortion of the electronic analog exposure display".
The models in question are:
Konica Minolta is advising customers that it will repair the problem free of charge for owners of these cameras regardless of warranty status (although the company does note that it will provide a written estimate for "any additional damages or malfunctions not listed in this service advisory".
- Minolta DiMAGE A1
- Minolta DiMAGE 7i
- Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi
- Minolta DiMAGE Xi
- Minolta DiMAGE Xt
- Minolta DiMAGE X20
- Minolta DiMAGE S414
- Minolta DiMAGE F300
Details on how to return your camera can be found for US customers in the PDF fike, and for European customers on the support website.