Nikon D600 issues have cost the company almost $18 million
Nikon has recently posted the Q&A session regarding the financial results for the year ending March 31, 2014. Among the answers, the Japan-based company has also provided a reaction to the notorious Nikon D600 issues. According to the manufacturer, almost $18 million have been pledged to service faulty D600 units.
Nikon offering free D600 replacement for faulty cameras
Nikon has issued a new product service announcement, revealing that it is offering a free D600 replacement camera for photographers who are still troubled by dust accumulation issues even after servicing their DSLRs. The company will also pay for the shipping costs and if the D600 is out of stock, it will offer an “equivalent model”.
Nikon D610 camera officially announced to replace D600
Nikon has made a blunder out of D600’s launch. The full frame DSLR is affected by multiple issues making its awesome features and affordable price to pale in comparison. The company has decided to fix the problems by launching a new camera, the Nikon D610, which packs similar features and some improved goodies.
Nikon D610 release date rumored to be October 7 or 8
After leaking details about this camera, the rumor mill has determined that the Nikon D610 release date is October 7 or 8. The new DSLR will replace the D600, a shooter riddled with manufacturing issues, leading to an inconsistent shutter and on-sensor dust accumulation. The woes will be over soon, as the D610 is close to its launch.
Cheaper Sony NEX-FF camera price near the prices of Canon 6D and Nikon D600
Sony will announce two new E-mount full frame shooters within the next few months. If the high-end model holds few secrets from us, the entry-level one is still a partial mystery. However, it appears that the cheaper Sony NEX-FF camera will become available for a price around $2,000, comparable to the prices of the Canon 6D and Nikon D600.
Nikon D610 specs leaked, D600 price goes down
After being rumored for the first time a few weeks ago, the first Nikon D610 specs have showed up on the web. The full frame DSLR camera will not be a major upgrade in terms of features, but the Japanese company will fix all of the device’s issues. Meanwhile, the D600 price has dropped after its MAP list removal.
Nikon D600 & D5100 wiped from MAP list, D5300 & D610 in sight
Nikon D600 and D5100 have been removed officially from the Minimum Advertised Price list. This decision will allow retailers to set their own prices for the two cameras. Additionally, this is another evidence that the D610 and D5300 DSLRs are in the works and that their release dates might be closer than first thought.
Nikon D610 and D5300 DSLRs rumored to be coming soon
Nikon rumors are rare sightings these days. Not too much is being heard about the company’s future plans, but it is the right time to put everything behind. The gossip season is kickstarted by the so-called Nikon D610, which should replace the D600, as well as by the D5300, that will substitute the mid-range D5200 APS-C DSLR.
New Nikon D600 and D800 firmware updates released for download
Nikon has decided to release a couple of firmware updates for two of its cameras, the D600 and the D800. D600 owners hoping to have the dust accumulation problems fixed will have to wait, as these two DSLR cameras will now support the expensive AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E telephoto lens, while having some of their bugs fixed.
Nikon releases statement over D600 dust / oil accumulation issues
Nikon D600 owners have reported that their images are affected by internal dust or oil accumulation issues. It took more than five months for Nikon to publicly acknowledge the issue, but the company has finally did it. Nikon also said that the problems are caused by dust stuck on the low-pass filter and that it can be fixed.
Nikon D600 oil / dust accumulation issues still persist after being serviced
Nikon released the D600 in September, last year. The camera is aimed at both professional and enthusiast photographers, however, it was discovered to have some oil / dust accumulation issues with its image sensor. Photographer Kyle Clements posted a timelapse video demonstrating that the issues still persist even after having the camera serviced.