Question about 5100 and black-out

Started Nov 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Question about 5100 and black-out

Gloria Payne wrote:

Hi- I'm studying all I can find about the 5100. I think it may be my next camera. I had a Pentax K-30 but recently sold it. I keep reading about a black-out of sorts on the 5100. Most of the posts were earlier within a year of when the camera hit the market. Has Nikon found a solution for those with the problem and are the "new" ones for sale now ok. I understand that a camera can have problems and that it does not mean that all are affected.

I know that the camera will have a 1 year warranty to cover problems.

Has anyone bought the 5100 within the last year and had the problem? What are your thoughts on this?

Thank you in advance for any helpful info.


You should have kept your K-30. It is better than the D5100 is every way.

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