Talking to PDN, Nikon has confirmed that some of its professional level SLRs are freezing during use, and becoming unresponsive. Thankfully, there’s a way around it, and a fix is in the works. PDN experienced this while reviewed the D4, and it renders the camera unusable until the battery is removed and reinserted.
Nikon has issued a statement saying they’re working on the issue, and that a temporary way of stopping the problem exists:
Hopefully a firmware update will be enough to prevent this going forward. This comes not long after Nikon issued a partial recall on batteries, including that used by the D800.
Have any of our readers experienced this issue? Does the workaround fix it for you?