I've been shooting CF Cards for a number of years ... the XQD Card is smaller and FAST! It does tend to get a little hot during file transfer but no problems so far. My only issue is that Nikon didn't go with two XQD Cards versus one XQD Card and one SDXC UHS-II Card when they released the D850.
My primary issue with BestBuy is their Geek Squad Warranty ... it is next to useless. The Geek Squads answer to all concerns/issues is, "The Customer is always WRONG and it's not the camera it's the user".
Second email sent to BestBuyLeaders:
I was on a Chat this morning to determine the status of the attached email. Was it received? When can I expect a response. I was referred to 1-888-237-8289 … they put me in contact with the local Corona Geek Squad … their response was as expected, “ They could do NOTHING and that 'Precision Camera' has the final word on an exchange and/or replacement"
Another waste of my time in an attempt to get this issue resolved/addressed.
Original email sent to BestBuyLeaders:
I’ve had my Sony A7II in for service 3 time, the camera intermittently fails to focus properly ... and each time your service provider “Precision Camera” only response is that they Cleaned, Calibrated and checked the Software Release. When I take the camera out and shoot a couple thousand PICs I find that the camera continues to intermittently not focus properly. I shoot with both manual and auto focus lenses. I take multiple HDR, Focus Stacking and Panoramic PICs. If one of the numerous PICs I take are out-of-focus the merging, stacking and/or stitching of photos fail to provide the expected results.
I shoot a Sony RX100V, Sony A7II (in for repair 3 times) and a Nikon D850. I am retired and have been an avid photographer for 15 years. I know when a camera is not performing as expected/advertised etc.
My local Geek Squad state that “Precision Camera” has the last word and an exchange or replacement is out of their hands.
I don’t like spending $300 for a 3 Year Warranty or $300Warranty/$1700Camera=18% of the Purchase Price and finding that the Warranty is not worth the paper it is written on.
I plan on taking a 9 month trip this summer, starting April 1st, to Canada and Alaska … I need a camera I can depend on.
Your assistance in resolving this issue is appreciated.
I’ve attached my recent Geek Squad Chat and included the Service Order Numbers in the Subject Line.