I’ve had a great time using my Nikon D40X. Except. It. Eats. Batteries. Let me explain.
Whenever I transfer my photos in the camera to the computer I connect via USB port and wammo it’s done. Now you must turn off the camera immediately. If you don’t then Nikon will eat your battery.
Twice now I have forgotten to turn off the camera and the battery completely drained itself with the help of Nikon of course. These fancy new types of batteries cannot be completely discharged because if they are they will never get a charge again. $30 dollars up in smoke. Twice = $60. I don’t like to use profanity in my writing but I’m pissed. At. Nikon.
They have an option in their camera setup for automatic shut-off. But not for low battery charge. They disable mirror lock-up if the battery is low. This means they can measure battery charge. They even show you battery charge on the info screen. But they don’t have an option for shutting down the camera when the battery is low. Why not Nikon?
Nikon can easily add the option to shut down the camera on low battery to it’s menu. It could even give you the option of beeping on low battery.
This request is not an option for Nikon. Just make the fix. Like. Right. Now.
Nikon please contact Photoessayist for the name and address where you can send the check for $60.
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