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Old Jul 10, 2002, 5:28 PM   #1
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Default Nikon 990, bad pixels

I use my 990 for back up when doing weddings. This last saturday was one of those days. I noticed 4 bad pixels in every picture and had to fix them in photo shop. Talked to Nikon today and they will fix it for a price. The same thing happened to my Oly E-10, it was also out of warranty but they replaced the lens, ccd and viewfinder and updated the software at NO Charge!
$2000.00 for a camera and all the goodies to go with it and it doesn't last more then 2 years. I quess I will skip the purchase of a D100 and stick with a manufacture who backs their products.
Anyone else with this problem?
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Old Jul 10, 2002, 5:58 PM   #2
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Default How long?

How long had each camera been out of warranty before contacting the manufacturer?
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Old Jul 10, 2002, 6:04 PM   #3
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I'v had the nikon for 2years 6 months.
The E-10 1 year and 6 months.
The bad pixels are not from misuse I believe them to be a defect.
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Old Jul 10, 2002, 7:49 PM   #4
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Default Warranty

I do really sympathize, but the warranty had expired one and a half years ago, coming up quickly on two.

It was great of Oly to fix the camera, but that one was only 6 months out of warranty. In Nikon's defense, you have to draw the line somewhere. Are you really expecting them to almost triple their warranty for nothing? If it was a few months or so out of warranty like the Oly, then yes, most manufacturers give an unwritten grace period, but I don't think I would even fix it for nothing.

How much did they say they would charge? Usually they just map out those bad pixels so you just don't see them anymore.

Good luck!
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Old Jul 12, 2002, 11:00 AM   #5
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Default 1 pixel

I agree. Problem is that the 900 series is is a disposeable.
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Old Jul 13, 2002, 8:03 PM   #6
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Default coolpix 990

Has the Nikon 990 been discontinued. I cannot find any store that sales it new, just reconditioned?
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Old Jul 13, 2002, 8:05 PM   #7
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Has the Nikon 990 been discontinued. I cannot find any store that sells it new, just reconditioned?
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Old Jul 13, 2002, 9:20 PM   #8
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Yes, the 990 has been discontinued. The latest in the swivel body series is the Coolpix 4500. The 995 existed in between, but has been discontinued as well. The 4500 is brand new.
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Old Jul 17, 2002, 9:17 PM   #9
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I just bought a new Coolpix 995 but I wondered if it had been replaced by one of the three new Nikon models....I already own a Coolpix 990 and like the improvements they made to the 995 and all my accessories are interchangable.
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