Oil Spots on Sensor - Buyer Beware!!
20 February, 2015
Bought the D7000 in April 2012 and LOVED IT - responsive, beautiful sharp photos and that dual SD card slot allows for a back up when on photoshoots! It was a step up from my D90 (which I STILL LOVE!!). The D7000 was my "go-to" UNTIL last year (after the 1 year Nikon warranty had expired), the "rumored" dreaded oil splatter/spots appeared out of nowhere! (Google it - there are plenty of others who have had the same issue). I tried cleaning the sensor - and it does no good if it's oil spots. After contacting Nikon Support I found out: IF you are still in Warranty - you're golden, but if you are OUT of warranty, you're stuck with a camera that gives you an overlay of spots you have to then Photoshop out before giving the final product to a client! GREAT photos before this happened, but the complete lack of customer service on Nikon's part - or willingness to own up to and fix a known problem is irresponsible at best. Shame on you, Nikon. If I didn't already have so much invested in lenses, I'd switch to Canon in a second. Hoping for SquareTrade to step in (still under their 3 year warranty) and provide a fix for this.