How to Identify a Genuine Nikon Camera

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How can you tell if the  Nikon Camera  that you are about to buy online is genuine? Follow these 8 simple steps to verify the authenticity of your purchase. Always ask the seller to use the youVerify app prior to purchase. It's Smarter Selling & Safer Shopping.


Step 1: Retail Box
Pay close attention to all the details of the Nikon packaging. The sturdy box features the Nikon logo and the model number both in print and sometimes embossed.  Beware that genuine packaging can accompany counterfeit cameras.

Step 2: Retail Box Label
The retail box should have a label on the side panel. It features the Nikon logo, the model number, the serial number with barcode and additional manufacturing information, often in Japanese. Check that the serial number matches that detailed on the camera itself.

Step 3: Instruction Manual 
New Nikon cameras are accompanied by an instruction manual. Check that the print details are of high quality with crisp edges as this is often compromised in counterfeit reproduction.

Step 4: Warranty
New Nikon cameras are accompanied by a warranty card. Check carefully for any errors in spelling and that the serial number featured matches the serial number found on the camera and the retail box label.

Step 5: Model Number
All Nikon cameras feature a model number. It will be detailed on the packaging, the paperwork and the camera itself. The location of the model number on the camera can vary but it is usually on the camera base.

Step 6: Serial Number
Most Nikon cameras feature a serial number. It is a 6 or 7 digit number and may start with the letters or with a single letter, or just be digits. The location of the serial number can vary but it is usually on the camera base. 

Step 7: Mount
Check the details of the camera mount carefully. Edges will be well finished, screws will fit flush with the surface, and the cap should be branded with the logo.

Step 8:  Download our App
We hope that this guide helps to educate you when identifying a genuine Nikon Camera. To prevent you from falling victim to counterfeit goods, always ask the seller to use the  youVerify app  prior to purchase.

youVerify - Smarter Selling, Safer Shopping.

youVerify is a smartphone app that helps online sellers verify themselves and their products, which in turn allows online buyers to shop with more confidence - Smarter Selling, Safer Shopping.
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