Nikon D4 and D800 Lock Up Problems & Temp Fix

Nikon D800

Nikon has issued a statement regarding the lock up problems with the D4 and D800 and given a temp fix for avoiding the lock up issue.

Nikon has received reports of a small number of D4/D800 users who are experiencing ‘locking up’ issues, where the camera becomes unresponsive until the battery is removed and reinserted. Nikon is investigating a permanent solution to this issue and will update users accordingly. To immediately resolve this issue, users can turn off both the ‘Highlights’ and ‘RGB Histogram’ display options in the ‘Playback Display Options’ sub-menu found in the ‘Playback’ menu. Nikon apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused users.

Have you encountered problems with your Nikon D4 or D800?

[via Nikon Rumors]



  1. Yuan Lin says

    I encountered the same problem with my D3s; I have to remove the battery and reinsert it back into the chamber before the camera ‘s function is restored. Thanks for the tips.

  2. William Taylor says

    I would like to know what the delay is with the production of the D800. I still have not received my camera. Whats up Nikon?

      • João says

        Cameras don’t take pictures people do!

        Give a blind man a comera of any brand and see…

        They are all good if you point them to shit they all record shit.

      • Dexter says

        Tried your suggestion with a Canon 7D. Used it for a year. Nikon D7000 came out so I went back to Nikon. Sure had a hard time unloading the camera with a fload of used Canon 7D on the market. I used the two cameras side by side for about three months. In my experience I found on average, the Nikon D7000 did better with stills and the Canon 7D did better with videos. They produced very close results. The ergonomics on both cameras are fine but different. Switching between the two cameras was an interesting challenge starting with Canon’s power on/off switch. Nikon seems to have a natural feel with the most important controls in the right places.

  3. says

    We never experienced this kind of problems with the Nikon D3 DSLR camera. Nikon maintane our D3 system and we obtain very good results. We do not like still camera’s with video functionality. For video we use video camera’s.

  4. chard says

    i think richard didn’t know what he’s saying. why you would shut up and takes some pictures with your canon stuff. why you people continue the issue of canon vs. nikon? they are both great camera maker. it took them many years to developed or improved their cameras for us to use, you know you don’t have the balls to make bad discretion against one of them, in fact you don’t know how to make even a simple camera that can take even a simple picture. if you love canon so be it, why you have to make any comments against nikon. in the first place nikon produced better than canon in stills, and canon is better compared to nikon in video. and i admit that because i owned both cameras. all i can say is these two big names in dslr are great… period.

    • Dexter says

      You have some great points. And yes in fact I have built my own camera and enlarger. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  5. baz says

    I have the same problem with my 40D on the odd occasion and removing/replacing it does the trick