I would believe that if it was refurbished by Nikon all operation areas were checked before it was released. If it has a 30/90 day warranty go out and shoot a lot of pictures using the various functions. As others have said, 1,500 is not much.
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Refurbished cameras have to pass the same rigorous quality tests as a new camera. It's functionally equivalent to a new camera, except for the number of shutter activations and possible physical marks/scuffs, etc. In fact, refurbished cameras have gone through the quality checks twice so they have more quality assurance time than new cameras.
The first 10-days with my D7000 racked up 1,500 images.
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Sun 29-Jan-12 12:50 AM | edited Sun 29-Jan-12 12:51 AM by PAStime
>In fact, refurbished >cameras have gone through the quality checks twice so they >have more quality assurance time than new cameras.
I have read this before and it sounds intuitive. But do we have any evidence this is what happens with refurbished equipment?
If it does happen, how extensive are the checks as compared with a newly manufactured camera? I would guess there would be fewer checks with a refurbished than with a new camera, especially since with a new camera there are likely checks on sub-components and the whole camera at various milestones during assembly.
If the refurbished camera required a repair, and that repair required dis-assembly and reassembly, then a calibration and checks would have been required.
If the refurbished camera was returned without any complaint from the customer that it was defective, I could imagine a cursory check and cleaning of fingerprints would be done. Again, that is just a guess.
I don't think this is not so simple.
In any case, a refurbished camera is a usually a good deal.
I bought a refurb last June it had 83 clicks and it has been perfect. As I understand they go through the testing and it just may have that it took that many clicks to make yours perfect. Not to worry because I'd bet it right.