Sony recalled six digital cameras in China

Sony recalled six models of digital still camera in China earlier this year after a local government raised quality concerns over the products, Sony said.

Sony recalled six models of digital still camera in China earlier this year after a local government raised quality concerns over the products, Sony said late last week.

The recall, which involved Sony offering to refund the purchase price of the cameras to any consumers that wished to return them, was revealed as Sony detailed its financial performance for the fourth quarter on Thursday last week. Sony wouldn't comment on how many cameras it bought back from consumers or how much money it spent in the process.

"This has been settled and is behind us," said Takao Yuhara, senior vice president of Sony, at a Tokyo news conference.

In mid-December the Zhejiang Administration for Industry and Commerce issued a statement detailing the results of tests it had performed on 34 digital cameras from six manufacturers that were on sale in Zhejiang province. It said 13 cameras did not meet specifications but did not detail what tests were carried out and the reason why they were performed.

The administration specified six Sony Cybershot models that it said did not meet certain specifications. It didn't name the other seven cameras. The Sony cameras named were the DSC-H1, DSC-L1, DSC-P200, DSC-W7, DSC-W5 and DSC-S90, all of which were made in China. The cameras were faulted for problems with white balance, image uniformity, automatic exposure and LCD (liquid crystal display) brightness.

At the time Sony said it was in talks with the local administration and had pulled the cameras from sale in China until a resolution could be found.

Sony continued to sell other digital still cameras in China, and new models have already been launched this year.

Sony sold 13.5 million digital cameras worldwide in the period from April 2005 to March 2006, which is slightly down on the 14 million units it sold in the year earlier. For the current year from April the company expects to see sales jump to 15.5 million. In the middle of this year Sony will make its entry into the digital SLR (single lens reflex) market in an attempt to expand its reach to the serious amateur photographer.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Martyn Williams

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44

Learn more >

SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?