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Nikon D70s explode from knockoff batteries

Evan Blass
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We've all heard the nightmarish tales of some poor sap's cellphone exploding (either from a defective battery or by blowing up a gas station), and now it seems digital camera manufacturers are getting some of that unwanted PR as well. According to a Nikon service center, they have recently seen several instances of knockoff batteries causing D70 cameras to explode inside the user's bag. Since non-certified batteries often lack the safety features of their certified counterparts, photogs looking for a sweet deal may end up risking life and limb (and eye) if the batteries happen to blow during usage. Nikon seems to be aware of this growing problem, and have begun printing holograms on batteries (just like Nokia) that are guaranteed to be the real deal.

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