While taking pictures in the Baseball Hall of Fame last week, I experienced something which was very unusual and now it seems that my view screen might be on the fritz. I had just changed lenses and was making some white balance adjustments when I heard a distinct "pop" come from inside the camera. It sounded just like one of the flash bulbs on an old time Brownie camera when they were shot. Subsequently, it seems as though the preview of shots on the LCD all seem very grainy when I do a zoom in, though the pictures are not grainy when viewed on the computer or when printed and the screen when looking at menu items looks fine. Has anyone experienced this "pop" before and know what it was and/or does anyone wish to conjecture as to whether or not there might be damage?
Although I haven't had this happen to me before it sounds to me like something electronic inside the body has broken down. Most discrete components (like ic's etc) are known to breakdown with a 'pop' sound. Looks like it'll need a trip to the Nikon hospital, still it'll be under warranty so shouldn't be too much of a problem...
>David, > >I don't like the sound of that (pun intended); capacitors >can make a sound when they "explode". > > > >Bill
I hear thee. When it made that "pop" sound my heart just sank because, well, it sounded rather terminal, to be honest, and my vacation had just started. I was relieved to find that it was still functioning after. Just last night, though, I was reviewing a bunch of pics and, sure enough, a number of them are very grainy. I then turned on the information detail to find that most (even outdoor shots) had been taken at ISO 1600. For the outdoors shots, I had the ISO set at 100 (with auto-ISO) - always using Aperture Mode and with a setting at or near f8 most of the time. Wondering if THAT is what "popped". At any rate, I will contact Nikon about sending her off. I post this in the event that anyone else has a similar issue and I will report later what was found.