Hello I have a nikon 5700- owned it for 2 years without a problem. I'm no photo expert but I am an electronics technician. The camera powers on fine...the lens moves out like its supposed too... menus and buttons work corectly ....
But when you take a picture - its like the shutter is stuck shut- the picture is black with no video. I have 3 batteries 1 new- tried them all fully charged with no success. I can see the shutter phycicaly opening when I power on the camera - so its not actually stuck like I initally thought.I have reset the settings to factory presets still nothing.... Any Ideas? A little internet research has said something about solder connections go bad on this model. But the problem should seem intermitent ....its not - once it failed it has never worked... both lcd screens work fine and messing with all the menues seem to work but no change in the symptom..
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Re: nikon 5700 takes a blank picture
There was a line of defective Sony sensors that went into a lot of cameras between 2004 and 2005. As far as I know the 5700 was the primary victim in the Nikon line but Nikon is offering to repair or replace the affected cameras regardless of warranty status.
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Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera memory card failure:
This camera has capabilities which far exceed the data storage of a 32 MB memory card. Put what you can onto the Nikon Compact Flash card and purchase another, larger, 2 GB card for your other storage. This should easily meet both the needs of the camera and your own. The original card must have had data deterioration or a mistake was made in transferring the pictures.
Go to Google and download their Picasa App; it is great for anyone transferring their photography from one storage type to another and you can use it for publishing material to the Web or to your family group e-mail.
I now have the exact same issue. When not zoomed or fully zoomed the exposure is correct, however when partially zoomed the aperture does not engage and stays fully open. So basically I cannot really use the zoom or the picture is over exposed. Note - actually about 2/3 mechanical zoom and on works, so I can use a bit of the zoom.
There is a documented malfunction with this camera, and Nikon has issued a service advisory and form you can send in with the camera so they fix it. Click on the following link, send in the camera with the form, and Nikon should fix it for free (assuming the problem is the one documented by Nikon) . I had to do it about a year ago, and the same thing just happened with my brother's camera.
Not to buy a Nikon Coolpix anymore. This is a very bad camera. I had this same error last year. The camera was sent to Japan once, returned to me and worked for six months. Now is the same problem: SB light in red doesn't let me take pictures in light conditions when flash is needed. So, you'd better think in buying a camera, not Nikon, please. JAMP Havana, Cuba
I think it is time fot you contact the Tech Support site.
If it is more than a year old it may be time to replace it
download this to see if is of any help
This appears to be a well known CCD problem, which Nikon acknowledges only for the COOLPIX 3100, 5700 and SQ models.
Nikon denies the CCD problems on the 5400 are related, even though a Google search for this problem returns numerous results which claim the same defective Sony CCD sensor was used in the 5400 as was used in the 3100, 5700, and SQ models.
See this reference: