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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:05 pm 
other reported incidents?

Greetings! The camera started skipping shots four months after it was purchased new. The shutter will fail to open and then the camera will return an error message, "camera error." The only way to recover is through a reboot (i.e., powering the camera off and then on). :(

The problem occurs intermittently. I haven't detected a pattern that can tip me off to its cause. How often does it occur? Well, today, I took 35 photos and the shutter failed eight times. The failed attempts are saved to the memory card as a null image (i.e., unexposed image).

Has anyone reported similar incidents?

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

By the way, I like your site. In fact my decision to buy the Sony alpha 230 was influenced heavily by your website's review.

Thank you.


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Not familiar with that particular malady, time to put your warranty to good use.


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Having been haunting around Sony camera forums since my A300 3+ years ago, I can say this doesn't sound like a typical or regular issue that I've ever seen come up, and I'd guess you might just have an unlucky incident happening with yours. If warrantied, use it!

I've had my A550 for nearly 2 years, and my A300 for 1 1/2 years - my A300 is still in use by a coworker of mine - both were used quite heavily, with well over 50K shutter actuations on the A300 - no problems with either camera 9*knocking on wood*!).

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:49 pm 
Thanks for the quick replies!


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