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Check Grey or not

Question

What does Nikon have to offer me?

Answer

"What does Nikon have to offer?" VS "What does a grey item offer?" Besides the functionality and specifications of a camera, another deciding factor is of course the price. Grey market items are relatively cheaper when compared to a Nikon camera purchased through the right channel, yet what are the disadvantages of purchasing a cheaper product?
When money becomes an issue, you'll probably tend to think along the lines of, "Now what does Nikon have that is worth my every penny?"
The table below compares the benefits of a Nikon camera versus a camera purchased through the grey channel:

  • NIKON

  • GREY

  • Our products comply with common Japanese standards or regional non-Japanese standards, depending on the region in which the camera was sold.

  • Items may not meet mandatory safety and certification codes, or may not have been handled properly, therefore they may malfunction easily.

  • Full technical service is provided at your local service centre.

    During the warranty period, any servicing or repairs will be free of charge, provided the camera was bought in the same country as where it was purchased from.

    Damage caused by owner's negligence, accident, misuse, do-it-yourself repairs, sand or water is not covered by this warranty.  Please check with the Nikon Authorised Service Facility in your country for any prevailing charges to the service which you require.

  • May not be able to receive full technical support as the warranty is valid only in the country where the camera was purchased from.

    Certain dealers selling grey items may not be able to provide technical support as well.

    You will also have to pay to have your camera serviced if it was bought from another country.

  • The manual in the package will be in the preferred language of your region.

  • The manual may not be in the preferred language of your region.
    The manual is usually a photocopy of the original manual.

  • Users are able to register their product online to download software and firmware upgrades.

  • Owners of grey items may not be able to download online software and firmware upgrades available from the Nikon site, due to incompatible serial numbers.

  • The software CD included in the package will be an INT (International) version.

  • Software upgrade is easier if the initial software installation was an INT (International) version.

           

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My Profile

No need to be anonymous anymore. Now you can enter a profile picture of your's and make the world know that it's you and only you who is responsible for all the creativity.

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Public Page

Now, we make your work and identity more public and interactive by providing a private URL or public page; making it easy for you to display your art.

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Lenses

Tell us how equipped you are. Enlighten us on what Nikon lenses and accessories do you use for photography.

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Gallery

Join the community and share your piece of creativity and you never know, the picture you share might become a part of the site and get noticed by thousands of people. So, do you wana get noticed, then keep clicking pictures.

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Ask Nikon a question ?

Now you are able to connect with Nikon School to have your queries answered and if your query seems interesting and enlightening, it might get listed on the site. So, pour in your queries Today!!!

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Nikon School Blog

Want to get rewarded for the piece of information you share……well… who would not? Nikon School gives you the opportunity to share your photography knowledge in the form of blogs and if it seems to be informational enough, your piece of writing might get listed on the site

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Submit A Story-Nikon School Blog

Now you can also submit a story, be it about your experience with the lens or a specific photography incident, just enter the topic and a category and share it with us. One more thing to be excited about is, you can add images, as well.