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nikon d5000 or cannon T1i

by happpy22 / August 21, 2009 6:25 AM PDT

any idea which camera I should get.

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Nikon D5000 Canon T1i (500D)
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / August 21, 2009 8:34 AM PDT

These two cameras are comparable and would be a coin toss to say which to buy.

But there is a problem with the Nikon D5000 right now.
There are recalls on this camera that you should be aware of.

You have to check the serial number to see if your D5000 is on the recall list.
You could buy a new D5000 and when you get it home, find out that it is on the recall list.
Then you have to send it to Nikon for repairs.
Talk about an inconvenience!

Here is a link:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0908/09081900nikond5000service.asp

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Ask before you buy!
by SkySgt / August 21, 2009 12:16 PM PDT

In order to keep this from happening to you, ask the store if they would mind opening the box to get the serial number. Then, have them get on their store computer and check the Nikon Recall Site to see if that particular camera is on recall. If it is, don't buy it! Ask to check another box. If they balk, threaten to go somewhere else! Let the store send it back for repair.

Better yet, play on the fact that you will have to send it back for repairs due to the recall, and use that as leverage for a better package deal!

I would think that, as of this date (4 months later), Nikon has contacted all their authorized dealers, recalled the defective serial numbers, and replaced the stock.

Or, is that too easy and makes sense?

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Now that I think about it ....
by SkySgt / August 21, 2009 12:32 PM PDT
In reply to: Ask before you buy!

It's against Federal Law to knowingly sell an item that is on recall. Recalls apply to dealers, as well as consumers. Therefore, I'm betting that all current sales of the Nikon D5000 are of newer replacement units.

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