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Can't take outdoor pictures

The camera works fine indoors, but as soon as I try to take an outdoors picture, even in auto mode, I only see "grey" and the outline of shapes in the lcd and the picture turns out completely black. What could be the problem? I've had the camera for 2 years and this just started happening last week.

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Re: can't take outdoor pictures

This is a free repair from Nikon, even if the camera is out of it's factory warranty period. Click the Nikon link on this page:

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