Nikon acknowledges DSLR problems

Camera users on the internets have been complaining for a while about reliability problems with certain Nikon DSLRs — users have dubbed the problem the “Blinking Green Light of Death,” or BGLOD — and now Nikon has confirmed the problem. According to the company, “electronic components related to exposure control in some D70 cameras may, on rare occasions, fail.” Nikon says the problem can occur in certain D70, D2H and F55 cameras, and the company will replace the affected components, even if the camera’s warranty has expired. Which is, of course, the right thing to do. Of course, it would have been even better if the company made sure that a camera that costs $3K+ like the D2H (pictured) was defect-free before shipping it, but at least they’re coming clean now — thanks at least in part to the online voices of frustration.

Source: PhotographyBlog


Posted: Tue - September 27, 2005 at 11:40 AM