Monday, July 23, 2012

Black pictures - Nikon D5100 16.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera

Nikon D5100 16.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera is one of the highly rated Digital SLR cameras by amateur and professional photographers alike. At Cautionista, we take a closer look at some of the main issues with this camera, which may cause you a lot of grief after the purchase.

  • Many unhappy customers have had their Nikon D5100s taking completely black pictures after varying periods of use. They swear that their cameras were never subjected to any extreme conditions. The black pictures issue can happen at any time without warning. You maybe in the middle of an expensive foreign vacation when this happens and be left without a camera to capture the moments that you cherish. The issue is apparently due to a defective shutter and require you to send in the camera to Nikon for repair. Since this is not covered by warranty, you would have to pay for the repair which may run over $150.
  • Defective pixels and dust spots seen on close and detailed inspection.
  • Camera stopped working after a 2 feet drop in its padded bag.

Black pictures are scary

It's scary to think that you may become a victim of the Nikon D5100 black pictures issue in the middle of the happiest vacation. Since the D5100 is otherwise a fine camera, you may carry a backup point and shoot camera just in case. A few defective pixels and dust spots are quite common even in the most expensive cameras, so nothing to sweat about. If you would like to be completely worry-free about dropping the camera or getting it wet, especially if you have children or would be using the camera with children around, we recommend that you go in for the SquareTrade Camera/Camcorder Protection + Warranty that fully covers drops and spills for 3 years, plus extends the full warranty for the same period.