Sony has discovered manufacturing defects in 8 of its camera
models that were sold between September 2003 and January 2005. Sony states that
the cameras affected may have problems operating or may not operate at all in
warm and humid conditions.
According to Reuters,
over 1 million of the 8 camera models have been sold, but only around 4,000 are
expected to need repairs. The repairs will of course be made free of charge by
According to Sony's
Japanese site which has information on the recall, the models affected
include the DSC-F88, DSC-M1, DSC-T1, DSC-T11, DSC-T3, DSC-T33, DSC-U40 and
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