I've been trying to purchase a D100 for 3 weeks now. The first one I received had HUGE solid black blobs in the picture and I sent it back without realizing I could check the ccd without using the AC adaptor. No matter though - that should not have occurred. The second one I was happy with until last night when I was taking some nighttime pictures and indoor pictures. Seems there is a defective pixel in the ccd. It shows up as a bright tiny dot when photographing a dark subject. Mind you, this is hard to see until you blow up the picture on a computer screen but in certain pictures it is hard to ignore. The total area affected is about 9 pixels. It's like a little far-away star (in my living room!)
Now am I asking too much?? Should I expect more from Nikon as far as quality control? I have already decided to return the camera for yet another exchange.
Just wondering if I am having bad luck or is this something other D1x users have been through? Would appreciate any feedback because I'm starting to wonder how many cameras I will have to go through to find one I will be satisfied with - *sigh*
#1. "RE: Am I asking too much??" | In response to Reply # 0Kntfst Basic MemberSat 09-Nov-02 11:19 PM
Sounds like the first camera just had dust on the sensor. Get another one with the dark spots on the image. Use Manual mode and shutter speeds over ten senconds. Give it a shot of clean air to blow off the dust. Not too close with the air as freezing occures at the point of contact of air and CCD. Cleaning the CCD will be routine maintainence.
Second camera was something couldn't eliminate. It was a send back for sure. Get back the First one It is common the D1s have some factory new dust.