There have been some reports about an issue with the Nikon D810, in which during long exposures ‘bright spots’ could appear in the images. Nikon today released a worldwide service advisory confirming that issue.

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We have received a few reports from some users of the Nikon D810 digital SLR camera indicating that noise (bright spots) are sometimes noticeable in long exposures,” Nikon said in their advisory. The advisory continues, “Nikon service centers will service these cameras that have already been purchased as needed free of charge to the customer. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused.”

So, there you have it, straight from Nikon. The issue exists, and there is a fix available, free of charge. For more details on how to get your D810 serviced, you can read the full service advisory here.


I wonder how much of how Nikon is handling this issue is a result of the D600 fiasco. It seems they realized that denying issues and releasing a different body was not a good course of action.

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At any rate, how they have handled this issue is already light years better than the D600 snafu, so kudos to Nikon for that. Though this is a somewhat troubling pattern, seems like a lot of issues with Nikon bodies of late. Maybe Nikon needs to rethink their QA department standards…


What are your thoughts on this D810 issues and Nikon’s quick response to the issue? Leave a comment below!

[via Nikon USA]