Question about Nikon Coolpix 8700 Digital Camera
Hi, I live in Thailand, own an 8700 and use it a lot (thousands of pictures a month). In the dry season it works fine but in the wet season it starts to misbehave. The trigger seems to be when the humidity is greater than 90%. The problem is that the shutter release button doesn't always work when pressed and often fires without being pressed. I noticed this problem after I'd had the camera for over a year so it was out of warranty. I had it repaired by Nikon Thailand only to have the problems return the next wet season, again out of warranty. I recently bought a new (refurb) from an Ebay store. Guess what, the wet season is upon us and I'm having the same problem. This has now gone past bad luck to bad design.
I have had my Nikon for a few years down with little to no problems.I am on vacation now and my camera is acting up. I have read a few posts on here about high humidity affecting their cameras. I live in a very dry enviroment and we are in a very humid enviroment for vacation. Not the tropics but...... Wondering if that is my issue and if there is a fix. My camera is putting lines across all my pictures. It worked just fine for the first three days and then I turned it onto take a picture and started getting the lines.
I read the post about firmware but I have the latest version listed for my camera.... I have put it in a very cool airconditioned enviroment but that didn't help. It did not fall or get hit.
I would love to have SOME vacation pics so any help would be appreciated. I would love any suggestions.
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
First put in an air conditioned environment to 'dry it out' Get a snap shut 'Poly' bag and lots of Silica Gel bags or even Rice in a cloth bag to take up moisture. If you are really clever you could organize the bag so the lens pokes out through a hole with a Rubber band sealing the bag around the lens barrel Keep it in it. From time to time rake out the absorbent bags to dry out.
Posted on May 18, 2007
I've had the exact same problem. I upgraded the firmware, 5min ago and it seemed to fix it. Here is the link! http://support.nikontech.com/cgi-bin/nikonusa.cfg/php/enduser/std_alp.php?p_sid=r3JdX4Hi&p_lva=13452&p_li=&p_accessibility=0&p_page=1&p_cv=1.186&p_pv=2.110&p_prods=1%2C110&p_cats=186&p_hidden_prods=&prod_lvl1=1&prod_lvl2=110&cat_lvl1=186&p_search_text=&p_new_search=1&p_search_type=answers.search_nl
Posted on Jul 20, 2007
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