I used to belong to the KM forum on dpreview back when I had a D'imageA1.It must have been somewhere around 2004 or 5.can't remember. Different handle then also can't recall. KM had put bad sensors in those cameras and would make good for the bad sensors up until a certain date. Mine went bad after the cutoff date-of course. Tossed it in the trash and didn't return to the forum . Later acquired a compact Minolta G400 which I still have . That's my KM story. The D'mage A1 was a very good camera until the sensor crapped out.