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D7100 Shutter Reliability

StevenPituch

Corpus Christi, US
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StevenPituch Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Aug 2012
Wed 16-Oct-13 01:07 PM

Hi All,
I have a D5100 which I like very much. After 17,000+ shutter actuations I got the dreaded shutter error message which asks you to press the shutter button again, and no file is saved. The mirror didn't appear to be jammed and I was able to get the camera working again after about 15 minutes of playing with all the controls. But it jammed again with the same error message a second time during a shoot recently for about 5 minutes. I am wanting to send it out for repair/adjustment, but need another camera body, so I am looking at buying a D7100.

The D7100 would be a big expense for me. I see that quite a few people have had the same shutter problem with their D5100s so I am thinking that the D5100 shutter is prone to this, or at least it is one of the more common problems. However, it seems that the 7000 series can do it also. I also seem to remember that that D5100 shutter was tested for 100,000 actuations where the D7000 or D7100 was tested for 150,000 actuations but I can't confirm any of this right now as the Nikoscope search does not work for me right now.

I know the the D7100 is highly regarded and is built better than the D5100, but wondering if anyone knows if a better shutter is used in the D7100 versus the one in the D5100. I know that just about everything else in the D7100 is better than the D5100.

Thanks,
Steve Pituch

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