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...]