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51 people found this helpful
Great camera let down by poor quality control
on 30 December 2012
I loved this camera. Got it in early November and instantly fell in love. This was my first Nikon camera. I have used Sony previously. Ergonomics of D600 is very good and I experienced very little friction in learning the controls and ways of this camera. My main fear with DSLR technology is AF accuracy. D600 proved to be a reliable camera in this regard focusing spot on about 9 out of 10 times with 85/1.8 G lens. The AF zones are grouped in the middle but are sufficiently spread for most shots. Sensor distribution across frame can be better but is not a problem. One big annoyance is the lack of direct 100% magnification in review - one has to zoom all the way in and then go back 2 steps....very slow.
I unfortunately returned my camera as after 3 weeks of use and 4000 shots. By that time the sensor was densly packed with dust and a simple blow would not solve the issue. I own three other interchangeable lens cameras and never had such quantity of dust. My Sony A700 is 5 years old and has had only couple of dust blowing intervnetions to remove single dust specs. As other reviewers indicated this amount of dust is clearly not due to lens changes, something is falling apart inside the camera. So I decided to not wait for the warranty to finish and see this great camera die due to the root cause issue for the dust (defect in shutter, mirror or other emchanical mechanism).
So end of the day I returned the D600 with great regrets. I hope Nikon soon come public about this issue and solve it so I can buy another D600 and enjoy it. Even if Nikon only acknowldge the problem andprovide assesment of any possible further damage that may occur I could buy the camera again. Nikon so far are not coming open and this leaves customers in limbo.