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giralua Registered since 04th Apr 2013Fri 05-Apr-13 06:11 PM
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"Reliability of Nikon digital hardware?"


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I am considering buying a Nikon, since the sensor in my Pentax istDL just died and they don't make that part any more. Someone in a shop told me not to expect the sensor in ANY MODEL DSLR made by ANY MANUFACTURER to last more than 5-6 years (2 years for a point-and-shoot). I could live with that if I thought the replacement part would still be available. How good is Nikon's support for legacy hardware (as the computer people might say)? And is your experience consistent with the dismal forecast of the dealer I talked with?

  

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LisaM_BergerBros Gold Member Nikonian since 01st Jul 2009Mon 08-Apr-13 03:37 PM
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I have never heard of DSLR sensors only lasting 5-6 years.

I have a friend that still uses his D2X which he got in 2005.

Nikon's tech is # 1-800-NIKON-UX.

Thank you,

Lisa x126

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Castlk Registered since 06th Apr 2013Tue 09-Apr-13 09:03 PM
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I agree with Lisa I'm still using my D2x from 2006 and still getting great results here also with no sign of it failing any time soon. Hi Lisa!

  

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LisaM_BergerBros Gold Member Nikonian since 01st Jul 2009Tue 09-Apr-13 09:24 PM
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Thanks for chiming in.

I think it is great that you are still using your D2X...

As I was saying Castik, my friend Kevin is still using his and he has not had any issues either. =)

Lisa


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markel253 Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Apr 2013Wed 08-May-13 04:00 PM
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>I am considering buying a Nikon, since the sensor in my
>Pentax istDL just died and they don't make that part any more.
> Someone in a shop told me not to expect the sensor in ANY
>MODEL DSLR made by ANY MANUFACTURER to last more than 5-6
>years (2 years for a point-and-shoot). I could live with that
>if I thought the replacement part would still be available.
>How good is Nikon's support for legacy hardware (as the
>computer people might say)? And is your experience consistent
>with the dismal forecast of the dealer I talked with?


I tend to doubt those "expiration dates" as I have a few point and shoot cameras (Kodak & Nikon) that I have been using for more than 5 or 6 years now and their sensors are just fine. My dSLRs are younger than that so I can't say from personal experience but that sounds a bit suspicious to me. I would be surprised to find that short a life span.


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