Summary: I Purchased this product about 10 months ago. Major dust and Oil issues to date. I had it professionally cleaned by a NIkon dealer and the oil and dust still appeared. These issues especially the oil ruined a lot of good photo's and also cost time and money. This is unacceptable and I hope changes are made. Sending it away for repairs this will be a inconvenience for sure.
Summary: On the surface, a great camera. FX, right price, great features for what I do. But i have been hit with the oil spot problem. Cleaned by Nikon once, and now two months later (about 3000 shots), it needs another cleaning. The service crew has been great, but Nikon has not addressed the issue to my satisfaction.
Summary: The dust issue continues to reoccur OVER and OVER. Local camera shop will clean sensor for $90. EACH TIME this happens I need to fork over $90??? And it happens frequently. Every 1000 shots or so. I won't rehash what others have said about Nikon and the D610 but this is so disappointing after spending $2K on this body.
3rd time / Oil/Dust on Sensor continues at 1 year !
21 November 2013
Summary: This last YEAR has been a nightmare with this camera. It's been in for repairs three times because within a month of getting the camera back, the same problem comes up again. If you want to clean your own sensor every few weeks and don't mind putting up with post processing removal of these spots, this camera is for you. I hate this camera right now. They replaced the shutter but that didn't help at all.
Summary: I've been a long-time Nikon user for the past 20+ years. The D600 was my first move from film to DSLR. I was absolutely disappointed when my sensor was splattered with oil spots. This is not an issue blown out of proportion ... I hear some cameras don't have this problem, and that is a good thing, but here's my experience: purchased a brand new D600, read about the oil spot issue, and discovered I had one of the defective bodies.
Dust Oil Spot continues for a year despite repair.
9 October 2013
Summary: Had this camera for a year and Nikon hasn't been able to repair it, the spots on the sensor continue. A friend bought a NEW D600 camera several months ago, he is having the same issue. Buyer beware, you've been warned.
Summary: I purchased the D600 body about a month ago. I had used all my savings that I have been saving for about 2 years. I was very excited to buy a full frame camera after having used D3000 for about 5 years of my life. In the beginning, when I used the camera with Tamron lenses to take event pictures it did its job. The quality was superb and the colors as well as the focusing capability were excellent.
Summary: I purchased this camera to travel to South America. I had used a D7000 for a year and I have 4 other Nikon SLR bodies. Two days into the trip spots started showing up. These are not dust spots since you can see them when the mirror is locked up and they appear as small smudges on the sensor. I finally did a wet cleaning of the sensor with swabs designed for that and most of them came off. They seem to be back now. What a disappointment from Nikon.
Summary: I was a first adopter and bought my d600 in September 2012. I like to shoot long exposure which accentuates a dirty sensor After a month I finally noticed spots/oil and sent the camera to Nikon for repair and in a week they returned the camera. The spots--dust, oil, whatever were fainter but still there. I sent the camera back a second time. The second return from Nikon also had a dirty sensor.