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Goodbye NIKON and hello CANON.,
This review is from: Nikon COOLPIX L30 20.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Zoom NIKKOR Lens and 720p HD Video (Red) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
Thousands of people have had this battery door break. There is a small nub on the main case that simply broke due to the excessive battery spring pressure. It failed on its own while simply sitting on the shelf. The price to have it fixed by you exceeds the price of the camera. I would better use that money for another brand. How many letters have you received like mine here? I will simply throw the camera away even though it works perfectly except for the faulty ten cent battery door. Goodbye NIKON and hello CANON. I have my eye on one of Canon’s DSLR cameras and will never think to get another Nikon. Robert Wheeler Todd
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Initial post: Mar 14, 2014 4:33:42 AM PDT
J. Pacheco says:
My Nikon coolpix battery door has broken too. This is a poorly contructed battery door. Shame on Nikon for using poor quality control on their products. Time for another new brand - like Canon.
Posted on Apr 11, 2014 8:30:57 PM PDT
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 12, 2014 4:30:46 AM PDT
Bob Todd says:
Every camera made will fail one day.
Posted on May 15, 2014 4:36:56 PM PDT
B. Closson says:
Robert Wheeler Todd I'm sure Nikon will miss you, only a Canon customer is feeling the same way.
My problem with both companies is they move production from Japan to China and raised prices.
Maybe try Leica. That's a great camera. But remember you get what you pay for.
In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2014 5:10:28 PM PDT
Bob Todd says:
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2014 5:08:13 PM PDT
Randy K. says:
What a stupid response to a review. What do drug and abortions have to do with the quality of this product. Wish I was Amazon, so i could ban you from the forums and never allow you to purchase from here either. Unbelievable!
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2014 11:26:42 PM PDT
We really should not reply to the full-time naysayers. Facts never interfere with their bent to push buttons. Facts like, I've owned three or four of these. I upgrade the models every three or so years. I give them as gifts and I've never heard of a problem except with the couple of guys here. Of course, my fundamental attitude is one of success for whatever that's worth. The newest model is a better five star model ***** than the previous five star model. And the fact that it requires two AA batteries means no one needs a wall outlet when it runs out of juice, just a spare pair of AA's.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2014 10:33:26 PM PDT
G. welsh says:
I also had this problem with the battery door. What a shame as the camera is really pretty good. I spoke with Nikon and they only have one service center on the East Coast of the US! So, to ship from Florida to Conn and then pay between 45.00 & 90.00 to repair..............just not worth it.
Posted on Sep 22, 2014 10:38:27 AM PDT
mallory bradshaw says:
Battery door broke for me too. After reading that I wasn't alone, will clearly look to another manufacturer for my next camera.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2014 12:16:06 PM PDT
Are you people having this battery door problem sure your operating it correctly? Press and hold lock tab while sliding the door slightly toward the edge of the camera and allowing it to open. In closing hold door flat to camera then slide toward bottom center of camera. I hold the locking tab open while i do this closing slide. Like I've reported previously I've had several of these and given them as gifts and have no problems myself or reported from the gift receivers.The Objective is Happiness: The Art and law of Attraction