In the continuing saga of Nikon’s D600 dust spot debacle, Nikon has released another statement that it will replace users’ cameras if the dust spot problem continues after it has been serviced. Nikon states that the replacement will be “a new D600 or an equivalent model” (presumably, the D610).
This follows Nikon’s prior service advisory that it would replace the shutter assembly for free in affected Nikon D600 units. You can read the full release from Nikon below.
Announcement Regarding the Nikon D600 Digital SLR Camera
March 28, 2014
With regard to the issue with which multiple granular black spots are reflected in images captured with the D600 digital SLR camera, Nikon sincerely apologizes for any concern and inconvenience suffered by D600 users, retailers, and all concerned.
Because Nikon takes this matter very seriously, we will continue to offer users of the D600 a special service with which cameras are inspected, cleaned, and if necessary, shutter and related components are replaced free of charge, even after the product warranty has expired. However, if a number of multiple granular black spots are still noticeable in images captured with a D600 upon which the above service has been performed several times, Nikon will replace it with a new D600 or an equivalent model.
Nikon will continue to work to improve the quality of its products and services even further.
We hope that you will continue to choose Nikon products for your photographic needs.