Saturday, June 12, 2010

Camera Questions

My beloved Nikon D40 took wonderful pictures at camp. Then, all of a sudden, the pictures became darker and darker. You can barely make out the images in the photographs. I have tried to push the reset button. I am sure I have caused even more harm by trying to fix it. I need your help! The pictures are dark but my flash works. I have no idea how to fix it. I have a new memory card, tried the old one again, and have charged the battery. For a while I had a "shutter release error" message, but that is gone now. What can I do to fix my camera?

And, if it has bit the dust... should I buy another Nikon or try the Canon Rebel? Help!


EntertainingMom said...

I would bring it to a camera specialty store and they will be able to give you some insight. It sounds to me like a setting problem that can easily be fixed. If they want you to send your camera to be repaired you will need to figure out whether it is worth spending the $$ on the repairs of replacing the camera. I do love my Rebel but have heard that the Nikon is superior...

Suburban Princess said...

Call the company and ask them. Or look on their website- they always have FAQs.

Jo said...

I too would suggest going to have it looked at by someone with knowledge in the area. A friend of mine sent her camera off and the cost of the repair was insane. She wishes she had just bought a new one instead.
I LOVE my Canon ~ we did a lot of research before making our purchase. I'm thrilled with all that it has to offer and the ease in doing so. We have purchased additional lens as needed.
Good luck ~

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Oh Gosh! I got a new camera for Christmas , just a little cheapie and I am figuring out howc to use that one! haha! I hope you get it figured out ! Good luck!
Have a pretty night,

The 5 Bickies said...

I wish I could help! I am in the same boat with error messages and missing pictures. I need a camera and just can't decide which one to buy. We are going around and around. Keep us posted on what you decide!