In a move that is somewhat surprising, even if it is right, Nikon has announced that they will cover repairs and shipping on all D600 camera bodies, regardless of their warranty status. This news comes just days after reports of several possible class action lawsuits against the camera manufacturer regarding the lack of support for D600 owners.
Overall, I feel like this is great news for any D600 owner, though many may be disappointed they aren’t getting a free upgrade to the D610. Nikon is stepping up and taking care of D600 owners, even if it took several possible lawsuits, bad press and angry customers to convince them it was necessary.
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The question I am most interested in right now is, how will this effect the sale of used D600’s on sites such as ebay? I have seen D600’s going for a little as $1,000 over the last several weeks, so it will be interesting to see if prices start to go back up, now that that Nikon is not completely abandoning D600 owners. If you are looking for a cheap Nikon full frame camera, the D600 is now your cheapest option.
According to the Nikon announcement, if you own a D600 and want to get it serviced you need to take the following steps:
- Click on the Schedule Free Service link below.
- On the following pages, you will need to provide the serial number of your D600 camera and your contact information.
- Then, you will be prompted to create and print your pre-paid UPS Return label and packing slip.
- In shipping, please secure the D600 camera in a plastic bag inside the shipping box with several inches of quality packing material on all sides of the D600 camera. Please send your D600 camera and packing slip only. Do not include any lenses, batteries, memory cards or other accessories. Please do not ship in the original display box (It will not be returned)
- Drop the shipping box off at any UPS facility. (Visit https://www.ups.com/dropoff for hours and locations.) You may also arrange to have your shipment collected by a UPS driver.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think Nikon is doing the right thing? How will this effect the sale of D600 bodies out there on the market? Leave a comment below to join the discussion.
If you haven’t already, you can read our full review of the D600 here.
[via Nikon Rumors]