I got my new D800 on Wednesday. Should have been an ecstatic day.
Everything was in order and fully packaaged as normal. However: - the camera battery was charged - the menu did not ask me to input time and date - this had already been done - various custom settings had been changed and two lenses had been entered in the AF correction settings.
So I took a little jpeg image to analyse the EXIF data. used two programs easily available on the internet. both reported 1244 shutter activations.
The supplier says that the camera was received from wholesaler, checked and shipped directly to me. He also says this happens regularly and camaeras they receive can have anything from 500 to 3000 activations logged on them. I kinda doubt that this much testing happens in the production process.
The camera appears to be in perfect working order and has no signs of previous use, not even fingerprints but I feel it has been misrepresented to me. so I want to know its history before I decide whether to keep it or not.
am I being unreasonably fussy here?
returning it will be a huge fight with the supplier - consumer rights are not well entrenched into the way of doing busineess here in South Africa as compared with places like USA. One can only return items if there are latent or patent defects, or misrepresentation of the goods. So I need to be sure I have a decent justification if I decide to return it. and I have only 3 working days left to act in terms of our laws here.