You'd better hope that your Nikon camera doesn't break now…

You'd better hope that your Nikon camera doesn't break now…
(Image credit: Nikon)

Nikon USA has announced that it will officially be ending its authorized repair program in early 2020, which means that if you want to get your Nikon camera fixed your options will have dwindled from a healthy bounty of 15 independent shops to an anaemic choice between two facilities located at either end of the US. 

This is because each of the 15 Authorized Repair Station members are about to become non-authorized repair shops, which Nikon stopped selling genuine parts to in 2012. It seems unlikely that these independent shops will continue to have access to the speciality components, software, tools, manuals and model training that Nikon has previously given - although, it's worth mentioning that Nikon hasn't actually clarified this as of yet. 

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.