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Old Apr 26, 2010, 7:55 PM   #1
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I purchased a D40 about 3 years ago. It has served me well since then. I love the camera. About a year ago, I noticed a hot pixel. This week I noticed another. I have taken a little over 12K photos so far.

So my question is what should I expect as far as life expectancy out of this D40?
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Old Apr 26, 2010, 7:58 PM   #2
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It should last to 100k for entry level camera. You may want to send it to nikon to get a estimated on the repair.
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Old Apr 26, 2010, 8:10 PM   #3
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I think I saw the D40 rated for 50,000 shutter cycles but can't totally remember. However many people have seen the mech do that over and over so nothing to worry about. As for the stuck pixel I'm not sure if Nikon has a soft method of dealing with them, I would do some googling as well as finding out a repair cost.
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if you post your most recent picture with exif data on it, i should be able to get your shutter count just so you can have an idea about where you are at.
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PB, that number in the EXIF will only be valid if he has not reset or updated the firmware
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if you post your most recent picture with exif data on it, i should be able to get your shutter count just so you can have an idea about where you are at.
I think it was answered in the first post too so it is not needed.

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I have taken a little over 12K photos so far.
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Thanks guys. I've kept track as I know the counter rolled at 9999. ;-) Took me a little while to figure out why I was getting images with the same file name for a minute or two.

I'm going to check with Nikon about the sensor and the hot pixels. I thought given I was seeing a new one, I was getting close. But it sounds like this camera has lots of life left in it. I hope so. I like it a lot.
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PB, that number in the EXIF will only be valid if he has not reset or updated the firmware
Sorry ,Don't think that will reset the shutter count!
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As a matter of interest, I sent my D40 back to Nikon for hot pixels repair. I had 3 and they were right near the middle. Anyway the camera came back with those removed but severall new ones. So I returned it again and they got rid of them but the bad news is, I got some more appear not long after, so I gave up and just kept clonong them out.
Apparently the CMOS sensor is less prone to hot pixels according to Nikon.
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i had mine for 3 years. and has 25,000 clicks. its still going strong. when i sold it. so i could get a D90
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