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Another exploded Nikon D800

Canon may have problems with the light-leaking issue of the EOS 5D Mark III, but Nikon has also some problems to deal with. Nikon’s new full-frame flagship, the D800, is reported to “explode”. This is the second forum post I found about this issue (another one here). So, if you want a new FF camera you can choose between one that’s leaking light through the top LCD panel, or to get one that will explode in your hands. :-) Hard times for photographers!

UPDATE [thanks to Bobby]: nikon rumors reports that Nikon is recalling batteries that are used on various cams, the D800 included:

Today Nikon recalled some of the EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion batteries […] that are used with the Nikon D7000, D800, D800E and Nikon 1 V1 cameras. The described reason for the recall is overheating. There were no overheating cases reported from users, the problem has been discovered during the manufacturing process.

  • Mandrake

    Now you can start “Nikon Watch” as well. ;)

  • Mandrake

    I just looked at the link but that’s not the same situation as the last person. He actually had burn marks. This looks like someone jabbed a screw driver through their focusing screen. Something tells me this did not happen on it’s own.

  • “There were no overheating cases reported from users”

    There are now!

  • Bobby
    • Rudi

      Hmm, where did you read that it’s exploding? Nikon found out that the SONY batteries overheated. Good that Canon produces it’s batteries on their oww so this can’t happen.

  • darren

    Are you really trying to spin this store and compare this to the canon problem? Really? Canon had to recall thousands of cameras for this light leak issue. This Nikon case is a very isolated case. Also the picture looks as though this was done by someone trying to replace or remove the focas screen and damaged the camera themselves. They probably tried to say it was caused by the camera so they could hopefully get it fixed under warranty. Post a real store.

  • darren

    As for the Battery recall mentioned by Bobby, that is a legitimate store.

  • Rudi
  • JohnO

    @Rudi a quick, simple yet effective solution to a problem that DOES NOT affect performance in any way (unless you count shining a flashlight down on the top lcd in the dark normal?)

    in the world of electronics, you’ll find tape even in the most expensive of gadgets.

    just an update:

    the canon problem is barely a drop in the ocean compared to nikon’s issues.

  • Jim

    Nikon D800 explodes, takes out midsized city. Every time I search google for D800 news this topic come up “another D800 explodes”. Enough already, just state ‘Buy Canon’ and be done with it.

  • WillieG

    Give Canon a little time. They had serious focus issues and shutter problems with their high end cameras in the past. You can be sure they’ll continue to fall apart in the future. The 5DMK3 has light leak problems, high ISO banding, and sporadic unresponsiveness. You don’t have to search very hard to find these. They are likely just the tip of the iceberg. Just state “Buy Canon Junk” and be done with it.

  • Apparently there are a couple of versions of this charger
    out there – this one has the cord and the other has the
    electrical prongs built into the charger – get that one
    instead. I have found that the cable in this one does not
    seat well into the charger and can easily slip out.
    Otherwise it charges the battery…

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