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1.0 out of 5 stars Why will Nikon not acknowledge this issue?, November 24, 2012
This review is from: Nikon D600 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (OLD MODEL) (Electronics)
I just returned my second D600 due to the sensor spots. The first one went back 24 hours after I got it. The camera store people were nice and gave me a replacement, and even checked for sensor spots before it went out the door. I was there. We saw nothing. I got home, did some shooting, checked it the next day, found maybe four or five sensor spots -- to me, that's a little soon, but still acceptable. Today I returned it after a day of shooting, indoors, no dust, one lens change -- and literally dozens of sensor spots. I made a phone call to Nikon, and the rep told me she'd never heard of this -- yeah, right. In the meantime, several other photographer friends are having the same problem. Nikon clearly has an issue with these. Things happen, but to pretend it isn't, despite widespread reports by photographers, photographic sites, and even camera rental places, is unacceptable. It's a shame, because in all other ways, it's a wonderful camera for the price, full of features, and usable by pros and amateurs alike. It's a great move into full-frame, because it offers the option of shooting DX, so as to be able to use existing lenses. But when quality is bad, none of the rest matters.
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Initial post: Nov 24, 2012 3:59:50 PM PST
god bless u seriously!!

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 9:49:58 PM PST
J. Fajardo says:
sign a petition here http://www.change.org/petitions/nikon-nikon-d600-dust-on-sensor# ..i got mine from amazon and returned it 2x..finally decided to wait for few more months

Posted on Nov 25, 2012 12:43:43 AM PST
Doctor C says:
Use facebook and twitter to let Nikon know. Public humiliation and returned cameras is the only way they'll get the message. Right now they just deny everything.

Posted on Nov 25, 2012 5:20:39 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 25, 2012 5:20:52 AM PST
They released a statement last week acknowledging the complaints but not the issue. Basically saying just have it cleaned. But at least they are say something.... right?
http://www.petapixel.com/2012/11/23/nikon-get-a-cleaning-if-youre-bothered-by-the-d600s-sensor-dust/

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2012 9:54:37 AM PST
I think that's not enough. If the dust/oil is coming from inside the camera (which reports seem to say it is), cleaning it is not going to help beyond a few days. There are a lot of reports of people who have had their camera cleaned by Nikon, got it back, and within days they are seeing the same problem again. But at least acknowledging it is something. I lost respect for them when I was told on the phone they haven't heard anything about it.

Posted on Nov 25, 2012 1:49:13 PM PST
Luis Franco says:
I was going to buy a Nikon D600, but because of "dustgate", and because Canon 6D is still "steamware", I'm getting a Sony A99.

Posted on Nov 30, 2012 11:07:12 AM PST
Brock says:
I had 2 Nikon cameras that both had horrible back focus issues. Nikon denied this and let's just say I am now using the Olympus OmD Em5 and the Epl5 professionally. Yes you heard it right! I am using their mirror less cameras professionally and I can't believe the quality! Nikon has let us all down and it is only getting worse! If you want the best jpeg processing and sharpest focus you will ever see, go Olympus!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 2:03:56 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 1, 2012 2:05:16 PM PST
TomAA5B says:
Luis, since I was moving from DX to FF I was not tied into Nikon glass and returned both D600s I tried. I was relatively certain over time either Nikon would fix the issue or it would subside on its own, I just didn't want to deal with what is really Nikon's problem. So I returned the $6K in Nikon gear wand went with an A99 too. I'm not a professional, and barely an amateur, but I am now much happier. Not knowing your situation I can't tell you if you will be too, but hopefully the A99 will impress and suit your needs.

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 8:57:10 PM PST
I would not even pay $500 for this piece of junk..I rented one and it was AWFUL...and that green screen made this camera even more undesirable

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 8:23:32 AM PST
Green Screen? I haven't had that issue yet. Sorry you feel that way. Mine is still taking great pictures.
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