We announced a while back that Nikon was secretly replacing D600 bodies with D610 bodies in some circumstances. Not long after that, it was officially announced by Nikon that all D600 cameras would receive free service, regardless of warranties.
Now, Nikon is officially announcing the D600 replacement program, where users can get a D600 model replaced with a D610.
It is not as simple as sending in your D600 and getting back a D610. In order to qualify to receive a replacement body, a user must have sent in their D600 body for multiple services (on Nikon’s dime). If after those services the user still experiences sensor dust issues, then they will be eligible to receive a replacement camera body of equal standing (currently, the D610).
However, if a number of multiple granular black spots are still noticeable in images captured with a D600 upon which the above service has been performed several times, Nikon will replace it with a new D600 or an equivalent model.
Nikon is really pulling out all of the stops here to make this whole D600 situation right, even if they are a little late. One could argue that Nikon is just doing this to keep from getting sued into oblivion, and that may be the case, but that doesn’t change the fact that they are doing the right thing… finally.
What are your thoughts on this? Should Nikon just replace all D600 cameras no matter what, regardless of trying to service them? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think.