Sony Lawsuit - Cameras & Camcorders

If you have a Sony camcorder or camera this may effect you - Sony is involved in a class action lawsuit for some of it's camcorders and cameras involving failure of the LCD viewer - here's the website for info:

www.SonyStyle.com/ccdsettlement

Models involved:

Camcorders
CCD-TRV118; CCD-TRV128; CCD-TRV318; CCD-TRV328; DCR-DVD100; DCR-DVD101;
DCR-DVD200; DCR-DVD300; DCR-HC20; DCR-HC20 M; DCR-HC30/S; DCR-IP5; DCR-IP55;
DCR-PC101; DCR-PC105; DCR-PC120BT; DCR-TRV18; DCR-TRV19; DCR-TRV19M; DCR-TRV22;
DCR-TRV240; DCR-TRV25; DCR-TRV250; DCR-TRV260; DCR-TRV27; DCR-TRV33; DCR-TRV340;
DCR-TRV38; DCR-TRV39; DCR-TRV460; DCR-TRV50; DCR-TRV740; DCR-TRV840; DCR-TRV950;
DCR-VX2000; DCR-VX2100; DSR-250; DSR-250/1; DSR-PD150; DSR-PD170; and DSR-PDX10.


Digital Still Cameras
DSC-F717; DSC-P10/S; DSC-P2/S; DSC-P31; DSC-P31M; DSC-P32; DSC-P32M; DSC-P51;
DSC-P51M; DSC-P52; DSC-P52 M; DSC-P7; DSC-P71; DSC-P71M; DSC-P72; DSC-P72M;
DSC-P8/L; DSC-P8/R; DSC-P8/S; DSC-P92; DSC-P92M; DSC-U10/S; DSC-U20/B;
DSC-U20/LJ; DSC-U20/S; DSC-U30/H; DSC-U30/LJ; DSC-U30/S; DSC-U60; DSC-V1;
MVC-CD250; MVC-CD250 M; MVC-CD400; MVC-CD500; MVC-FD100; MVC-FD100 M; MVC-FD200;
and MVC-FD200 M.
 
Interesting.....nice find. Among the camera's affected, the ever chaser-popular VX2000 and VX2100 are in the list.

Thank you for your support and patronage of Sony products.

It has come to our attention that a limited number of products, manufactured prior to March 2004, that incorporate a certain type of image sensor device (CCD) may exhibit the following:

When the product is used in camera mode, the LCD panel and/or electronic viewfinder exhibits either a distorted image or no image at all.
We have determined that this only occurs in a limited number of devices, but may be accelerated if they are exposed to hot and humid environments.

From October 3, 2005 through October 2, 2007, Sony will repair, free of charge, affected products exhibiting the above-mentioned problem where it is caused by the image sensor device. Sony will also cover the cost of shipping and handling from and to addresses within the United States and US Territories for service to correct this issue.[/b]

Good news looks like you can wait until the bulk of the chase season is over to hand your camera over for repair.
 
interesting that the dcr trv 900 wasn't in this mix....oversite maybe? its a 3 CCD set up, right?
wouldnt it mean all 3 CCD's? hmmmm
 
Bill,

It doesn't include all 3 CCD cameras. The DSR-200 wasn't included. It looks like it's more to the cameras that have the LCD screens that flip out or are used in the viewfinder rather than the more traditional tube in the viewfinder. Thats the basic difference between the DSR-200 (not recalled) and DSR-250 (recalled). The 250 has a flip out monitor and a few software enhancements, but essentially the same camera.
 
All my stuff is Sony. My camcorder (CCD-TRV87) does not appear to be on that list but my digital camera (DSC-P10) is. I have used it for over two years now (got it in January 2004) with no problems.
 
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