"First frame black" on new A500

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"First frame black" on new A500
Oct 17, 2010

I thought maybe I was making periodic mistakes of some sort, but today the first picture I took was in program mode with the drive setting on exposure bracket. It took three automatic exposures and the first was completely black. The 2nd and 3rd were correctly exposed plus and minus .7.

Is there some other explanation for this other than a defect?

This is the second camera I bought through Amazon, the first went back with a defect where the Steady Shot feature was turned off and could not be turned on - it was permanently grayed out in the menu no matter what the mode, setting, etc.

I would love to hear opinions from people with experience with Sony cameras: Am I really unlucky to receive two cameras with uncommon defects, or is Sony using this dealer and Amazon to move an inventory of cameras that may have been returned?

Thanks for your help - the price was great and I really like the camera. I am sort of bummed.

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