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I bought a new D100 in late 2002. I shoot an average of 700-800 pics a year. A couple of weeks ago, I noticed the image in the viewfinder is very dim, with resulting images too dark. Flash does not help. The store where I bought the camera (plus another $3k in Nilor lenses) told me the problem is in the body and that I'd be better off upgrading instead of repairing. Up to this point the camera has been a dream to use. Anybody else have a similar problem? Thanks.

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It could be something going on with the CCD. It's very expensive to repair. If you upgrade the body you should be able to used the lense as long as the body has the same adaptor.

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I have had my D3100 for about 2 years and love it. In the past 2 weeks it won't power up. I thought the battery had gone bad so I bought another. It powered up and I took a few pics but then 2 minutes...


are you using Lithium batteries?

cameras are WEIRD!!!! I have watched brand new, regular size personal camera eat regular batteries in just a couple pictures, then work fine with lithium batteries. Also..cheap batteries are just getting cheaper, so as it may of worked fine 2 years ago, could just be not so good batteries. If your not using lithium batteries, id try that first, will run you 10 bucks for 4 AA's, but thats better than the flat rate fee a shop would charge you to look at it first.

an image..just in case

http://www.greatwallforum.com/images/equipment/EnergizerUltimateLithium.jpg

Nov 01, 2013 | Nikon D3100 Digital Camera

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My camera sees nothing. No pic on the screen. Blank. Has good batteries, I can look at old pictures, but when I want to shoot a new pic, there's nothing on the screen. Its as tho a lens cap was on.


First try pressing the DISP or DISPLAY button on the back of your camera.
If that didn't help, check if your camera is in this list: A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S230, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/V3/300/400/430/500/II/IIs, IXY Digital 200a/300a/320/400/450/500/30/30a Then see this article.
But if your camera is not listed, A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open). To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.

Jul 02, 2010 | Canon Digital Cameras

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Nikon D100 shutter freezes up after taking about 5-10 pictures in a row, same lighting same postion some pictures end up out of focus?


are you shooting in raw format? and in hi resolution or low resolution ? If you are shooting in RAW then the buffer of the d100 is full and it needs to empty its buffer before you can shoot anymore pictures

May 06, 2010 | Nikon D100 Digital Camera

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Do not seem to have it set up correctly, very slow shutter speed. Just bought the camera.


The D100 was the first SLR digital camera that Nikon made. In its day it was awesome, top of the line technology. Today, it's hard to even find them for sale because they are so old. I have a D100 and it is a great camera but you have to be patient with it - it is a grandfather now. It is slow. It is a fantastic camera and you can still shoot great action shots but you have to use a bit more planning then you would on a more new camera. Just be patient with it and treat it with care and it will produce images you will love and be proud of.

Aug 03, 2009 | Nikon D100 Digital Camera

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I bought a canon powershot sx10is about 3 weeks ago when I bought it I told the salesman I needed it for sports action all I get is blurry pitures


This is a common problem with digital cameras. Canon makes a great camera you just need to know the trick. The shutter release has two stages the first lets the camera do metering the second takes the pic. to get action shots you need to frame the photo before the action ( set up the pic in the veiw finder or lcd display) the press the release to the first stop and wait for the green box or bracket (depending on model) the shot is now ready as soon as you press down the rest of the way it will immediatly take the pic.

this is the only way I'm aware of to get an action pic with a digital point and shoot. You bought a great camera but it's not quite an SLR.

hope this helps

Dec 11, 2008 | Digital Cameras

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First shot after the camera is turned on is black.


Sorry for such a late response, so many questions here. It sounds like a problem with the shutter unit itself. Since Nikon started putting a motors inside the camera to do the advancing and winding, the shutter automatically it set in the charged state, ie ready to shoot, or cocked like a gun.

Since it isn't used for a while, the parts of the shutter tend to form an indentation. It causes the first frame to be blank since the first curtain of the shutter doesn't open before the second curtain has fired.

The fix is possible, but fairly expensive. Nikon will charge a bunch, if they still have parts. I would live with it, remembering that the first picture is blank. It the problem gets worse, it may be time to think of another unit with less mileage or an upgrade.

Jun 16, 2008 | Nikon D100 Digital Camera

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D100 overall yellowish colors poor image quality


White balance has a lot to do with image results. You need to set it for your subject shooting conditions

Jun 09, 2008 | Nikon D100 Digital Camera

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Stuck shutter D100 Nikon


The R06 is the buffer indication, not part of the error. It would appear more work is required. Other components may have failed, or the shutter itself may be bad.

I'm afraid this one is not a DIY. Nikon is pricey on repairs, you may fair better checking the repair service search here on Fixya.

Mar 31, 2008 | Nikon D100 Digital Camera

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Pictures appearing black- olympus FE 170


You checked the obvious, lens cover? (sorry had to ask) any grinding noises when you take a picture or focus\zoom?

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Lumix DMC FX8 lens cap opens intermitently,some images shoot rotated 180 degrees


hi, i've an fx8. i had a problem 2 weeks ago. my objective didn't want to close when i switched the camera off. it remained open. when i switched the camera on again, the objetcive has closed and opened again, and the _Turn Off the Camera and Turn On again_ message appeared on the sisplay. and remained in open position after switching it off. i tried some button combination, like menu button on, and power the camera on. it didn't work, but the second was the shotting button on, power on combination. an it worked, my camera did some kind of reset. it returned to the original position, and everithing is working since then.

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