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HaydnThomas   TH  Registered since 21st Oct 2002 Thu 04-Mar-04 04:31 PM
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"Re: Nikon D70 glitch with firmware??"



Wednesday 3rd Mar '04:
Read in local newspaper (Bangkok Post) of a trip to the Thailand Nikon factory by a small group of local journalists to view the manufacture of the D70 which is made in Thailand and for which Nikon are projecting target sales of 800,000 units in 1st year
Thursday 4th Mar '04
Called local supplier in Bangkok to enquire re availability: was told all units had been removed from sale and returned to the factory due to a problem with the firmware. Surely Nikon would test, test and test again before making the model available for general release, or is Asia the 'testing ground'? Either way, it is worrying.

  

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vchong   Victoria, CA  Basic Member Thu 04-Mar-04 07:03 PM
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I highly doubt that this has happened.

The only way that a whole shipment would be returned to the factory, IMHO, is if there's such a glaring show-stopping bug that the camera is completely unusable and is not field upgradable. If it's anything less, Nikon would merely make a firmware download available online for affected users (I remember reading somewhere that firmware for the D70 is designed to be end-user installable) or else tell the retail dealers that they should flash the units before shipping to the customer.

Can you provide us with linkage to your article source?

Otherwise, it sounds like you're a troll.

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Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine   US  Charter Member Thu 04-Mar-04 07:31 PM
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Seems like pre-release jitters all-around. It's very critical for Nikon to ensure that the D70 launch is as smooth as possible. There could be any number of reasons to pull back a manufacturing batch. Since the camera is already in public hands, it would be very costly to both wallet and reputation by issuing a technical recall this early in the game.

No one would dare troll in this forum. As evidenced by other threads, the Mod team is in heavy attendance in this area. So everyone relax please. "Nothing to see here, move on, move on..."

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vchong   Victoria, CA  Basic Member Thu 04-Mar-04 08:57 PM
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> "Nothing to see here, move on, move on..."

LOL. All right, all right... so long as nobody eats me when I try to cross the bridge.

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rutherfordphoto Awarded for his article contributions to the Resources   Vancouver, CA  Registered since 27th Aug 2002 Fri 05-Mar-04 02:24 AM
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All the D70's that I have seen, including the two that I have tested were production models. All the testing was completed, and Nikon USA was satisfied with everything, including the firmware.

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