Nikon D600 Owners Get New D610 Out of Lawsuit

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Remember the class action lawsuit that was stirring a few months back from D600 owners?

Well, it looks like a settlement has been reached and D600 owners who were part of the lawsuit now have the chance to trade in their D600 models for a new D610.

Below is an email received by a D600 owner that had been part of the lawsuit. He posted the email on the fredmiranda forums. I have added emphasis to certain key parts of the email. [Read more...]

Nikon D610 for $1896 – Deal Alert

Nikon D610

B&H has the Nikon D610 for $1896.95 (reg. $1996.95) with 4% rewards and free expedited shipping. Additionally, the D610 is available in a kit with the 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens for $2396.95 (reg. $2596.95).

The deals also include a free SanDisk Extreme 16GB SDHC card, spare battery and camera bag. Check them both out here at B&H Photo.

Nikon Spending up to $17.7 Million on D600 Sensor Spot Debacle

Nikon D600

It took Nikon quite some time to fess up to an actual problem related to the D600. Nikon released a D610 model on a fast track release schedule but offered no acknowledgement of a problem with the D600 – even though the D610 was the same camera with a new shutter mechanism.

After it replaced some D600 units with new D610 units for some customers, it looked like the problem was headed to a class action legal battle (it still might be). While the class action lawsuit was just starting to swirl, Nikon seemingly came clean and agreed to replace the shutter mechanism in all users’ D600 cameras.

This little sensor spot problem has proven quite expensive for Nikon – to the tune of 1.8 billion yen (or $17.7 million USD). [Read more...]

Nikon to Replace D600 Cameras with New Models If Cleaning/Repair Doesn’t Work

Nikon D600

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. [Read more...]

Nikon Lens Instant Rebates Expire This Week

Nikon Lens Rebates

Nikon’s current instant rebate deals on many of its lenses end this week on Saturday, March 29. The instant rebates offer up to $400 off single lenses and are not required to be bundled with a DSLR in order to get the deals. You can see all of the lens instant rebates here at B&H Photo. [Read more...]

What If You Sent Your Nikon D600 in for Cleaning and Got a Nikon D610 Back in the Mail for Free?

Nikon D610

Nikon has yet to admit any defect with the D600 despite a plethora of reports concerning a defective shutter mechanism. Even when the D610 was announced (way too early as a proper replacement for the D600), Nikon made no mention of the shutter defect. However, Nikon highlighted a new, improved shutter as a feature of the D610.

Now, it appears that some Nikon D600 owners who send their cameras in for cleaning are getting brand new Nikon D610 cameras back with little or no cost to the user. (Update: Nikon later confirmed that all service inquiries are handled on a case-by-case basis, but provided no direct response to the D610 and D600 shutter mechanism debacle. See official statement below.) [Read more...]

Mastering the Nikon D610 – New Book

Mastering the Nikon D610

Mastering the Nikon D610 is a new book from photographer Darrell Young.

“This book explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user’s manual. It guides readers through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup according to various shooting styles.”

Mastering the Nikon D610 retails for $39.95; however, is currently available for $28.03 from Amazon.com.