Is it me, or are there alot of posts about problems with D60's? I mean like "glitchy" problems. Is it normal to have kinks with a new model? I wanted to get mine this week, but I would hate to get a brand new camera and not to be able to use it!
These fall into 2 categories, and I see both of these here a lot lately:
The first category are people trying to figure out how to use a new camera. These reported "glitches" are often cases where the camera is working properly but the operator has run up against a feature or situation he or she doesn't understand. This is very common with a camera brand new to the market. You'll notice very few D50 owners posting questions nowadays. It's not that D50 didn't pose these quandaries for us, just that the D50 users have figured these out a long time ago.
The second category are people with legitimatly defective cameras. These problems are always amplified when reading board messages, because with 1 bad camera out of 10000 sold, you'll hear from that 1 and not from the other 9999.
These are complicated devices and the chances of a problems exist, so be sure to buy from a dealer who's providing genuine Nikon USA warranty and who'll stand by you if there's a problem. If there was something systemically wrong with D60 you'd hear a lot more noise than what you're hearing now, not just on boards but in reviews as well.
I know, I know. I still might, but I have to admit I was kind of leaning more toward the D60. I went to the camera store yesterday and tried out both of them. They are pretty darn similar, although I really liked the eyecup? better on the D60.
I have had my D60 for about 6 months now and I absolutely love it. No problems at all and I have taken thousands of photos and a lot of them are keepers. Any problems I had at first were because I didn´t know how to use my camera properly. It is my first SLR and I am very pleased with my choice.
Please look through the links in the above thread. It gives links to other users on flickr having the same problems.
The D60 has serious problems with:
-stuck pixels -LCD screen flickering
Several people have contacted me directly after the threads I started in flickr, saying they have problems with flickering screens and stuck pixels. The service dept seems to be useless in resolving the issues.
I got through 4 cameras in a month, sending them back when they were faulty. My recommendations are:
-rely on the retailer for dealing with this. Check their return policy. They should give a refund upon request if the camera is not fit for purpose and returned within a reasonable length of time. If they say otherwise, don't buy from them
-don't open software or fill in the cashback offer until as late as possible, as this causes problems with refunds
This was such a problem that I've sold my Nikon kit and moved to Canon.
Wow Seary have not had any of those problems with my D60 and I bet more owners have not had problems than have had them. No flickering screen or dead pixels.On the DPR forum a few owners complained but the majority like me had no problems. There are going to be bugs in any new product that comes out, that is why they have firmware updates. Just the ones that have problems complain and makes them sound like a majority which I am sure they are not. I bet Nikon can address whatever flicker problem there is with a firmware udate.
i understand if some people are upset but you should know that an eye sensor can't be perfect. it probably will be tweaked, either in the factory on future hardware revisions and/or firmware if it needs more precision but will never be perfect using IR detection, the same method canon uses.
anyone tested with a strong IR source? a tv remote? if it fools the sensor i hope you won't return the camera for "tv remote incompatibility"
oh and about hot/stuck/dead pixels question. all cameras all brands have them, and all will have more in time. if you don't see any at all you are either very lucky (for a short time) or you see a software remapping. google for it.
Lisa, I've had my D60 for over a year and have piled on over a thousand shots without any problems. It has been one great picture after another as long as there is no operator error. As a testament to its' build quality it just went down a flight of stairs with me following close behind and everything works perfectly with the exception of the flash. Fortunately I was going to get a new flash for it anyway. I can't say enough good things about this great little camera. Great pictures, travels well, and extremely durable. Highly recommended.
I agree! I've had mine for over a year and have had many compliments on the pictures. I tell people it's the camera, not the operator! I have found it easy to use and have probably taken over 3,000 pictures with it. Occasionally, I will get a blurry pic but that's because of operator error, not the camera. However, as with anything, there are going to be problems and I agree with an earlier post - be sure you are dealing with a good camera shop who will stand behind the product.
Could anyone tell me if it is normal for the screen to go blank in very sunny conditions? I try to adjust my aperture etc and find I can only see the details if I turn off the camera and turn it on again. As soon as I go to my car and shade it I have no problems. It is only a little thing and doesn´t bother me that much but I only want to know if this is normal.
I have had my D60 for about a year now and have no complaints with it, I even took a big fall with it last summer in to a puddle of water and afer it dried out it worked fine, so it's pretty durable too.
Menarue , I am sure you are not talking about how the Eye sensor turns off the LCD display when you bring the viewfinder up to your eye, so I can only think that what you are experiencing is normal for an LCD screen under bright sunlight.
There are solutions like a Hoodman product that fix such problems, or just shade it with your hand.
I love my d60 and I have taken some wonderful photos with it and for now I am perfectly happy and won´t even upgrade for some time yet. I will try a Hoodman. I am fairly new to slr but no, the eye sensor is no mystery to me, I am relieved to hear that it is normal for this to happen in sunlight, where I live the sun can be very bright. Thanks I was just want to be reassured and you have done just that.