Nikon Announces COOLPIX Digital Camera Advisory

An important advisory from Nikon Inc. came into my attention these days: It has come to our attention that in a limited number of COOLPIX 3100, 3500, 4500, 5000, 5400, 5700 and SQ digital cameras, an electronic component may, in some instances, fail affecting your camera’s performance and/or operability. While only a limited number of COOLPIX 3100, 3500, 4500, 5000, 5400, 5700 and SQ digital cameras are affected by this advisory, if your camera presents symptoms that can include: (1) images with a strong color tint (2) images that are totally black (3) images with visible defects Nikon will, upon confirmation that the problem is associated to this Service Advisory, service your camera free of charge. Nikon will require approximately 5 working days to evaluate and complete the repair on your camera. This does not include the time required for return shipping. The work related to this advisory must be … Read more

Nikon D70 Review

Nikons D70 (improvement of D100) was Digital SLR camera of the year in 2004. Solid ergonomic body (600g without battery) and easy to use menu (even a help button). Aperture priority, shutter priority and full manual modes offer the possibility to simultaneously think about composition, depth of field, motion blur, focus, and exposure compensation. Depth of Field preview button aids composition accuracy. However, other easy modes are available: Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close Up, Sports, Night Landscape and Night Portrait. Vivid and normal colour saturation, degree of sharpening, the use of extra noise reduction algorithms are a few effects you can add to the shoots. Nothing to say against the performance of white balance for this camera. Even if the auto-focus is very rapid and efficient, D70 supports manual focus. Processing of the image is available in both JPEG and RAW mode. Some little complains about the viewfinder being too small. … Read more

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