Nikon: Digicam service advisories|
(Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 14:35 EDT)
The Japanese and European branches of camera company Nikon Corp. have both now published service advisories describing electronic component failures in its digital cameras.
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!
While the website of Nikon USA has yet to release any information on the matter, the problem looks to be the same as those described by Canon, Fujifilm, Konica Minolta and Sony (covered in previous news items) - failure of certain CCD sensors manufactured in Sony fabs. Nikon Europe describes the problem as follows:
Images displayed on the monitor, in both shooting preview and post-recording playback exhibit one of the following: Affected models include the Nikon Coolpix SQ, Coolpix 3100, and Coolpix 5700. European and Japanese customers are being advised to contact their Nikon Service Center free of charge, regardless of current warranty status.
- Images exhibit a strong colour tint.
- Images are totally black.
- Images appear corrupted.
- Images contain vertical lines or bands.
- Images contain horizontal lines or bands.
For more details, read Nikon Europe's service advisory if you're a European customer, or Nikon Japan's service advisory if you purchased your camera in Japan. Should Nikon USA make a statement, you can expect to hear of it on our news page.