Summary: First, Amazon did a great job delivering this product - no complaints there. The Nikon D600 is a product with great potential, but because of the oil spatter on the sensor, is an unreliable and disappointing product. When the sensor is clean, the D600 has produced the best images I have produced from a camera - film or digital. However, over time, more and more oil spots appear on the sensor despite cleanings.
Be forewarned...Do NOT buy this camera...unless you understand its problem!
Michael Dunn, Amazon
13 August 2013
Summary: First, I am a serious photographer, and a long time Nikon shooter. I shoot hundreds of photographs every day, and I use all of the features on the camera. In other wods, I wanted this camera for very specific reasons, and I did my research before hand. I was definitely aware of the well documented 'oil sensor spotting issue' with the D600, and I did everything I could to find a camera that did not have this problem. Now to the meat of the review...
Random dots appear even after cleaning by official service center
BIP Computers Limitada, Amazon
20 June 2013
Summary: Several reviews do speak about this dots, personnaly I am quiet worry about them, because they keep appearing even after a cleaning by oficialservice center (worth 110us$). It is a pitty because the camera in itself is awesome.
Amazing picture quality and amazingly picks up dust fast
Sat "K", Amazon
25 April 2013
Summary: I bough the camera in Dec 2012. First of all, its a very nice camera and shots are extremely good and very sharp. I have a D5100. Though D5100 is also very good, this camera beats it pretty much. But thats all the good news about it. I have uploaded some images. You can see the quality there. I saw many people complaining about Dust but still went ahead as I expected Nikon to have already fixed this issue. I started noticing dust little late after the return date.
Summary: had this camera in repair more time than i had it using it. i am not a professional photographer, and for this very reason autofocus is important to me. it did quit unexpectedly, and after contacting Nikon support, i had to send the body of the camera, at my expenses to Nikon in California, there it sat for 3 weeks, with ZERO communications from nikon and had the camera sent back, to have the problem reappear 3 days later.
Summary: Output is really awesome and very good for low light photography. I had a trip and shutter counted nearly 560, after reaching home tested for the dust in sensor and was shocked to see few. Then ran over the photos i took and found few spots. As every review, if the defect is fixed it will be a awesome camera. I've ordered for the replacement.
A great camera ruined by bad quality and corporate hubris
19 March 2013
Summary: First SLR I ever purchased was a Nikon. That was 30 years ago and I have stayed with Nikon since then. I'm not a pro, but an enthusiast. But I do take my pictures seriously. Meaning that I'm not in the habit of spending upwards of $3,000 and then take snapshots. I waited a long time for Nikon to make a full-frame DSLR for someone like me and held onto my 35mm lenses for 10 years. Finally they come up with the D600. So far so good. Not!
Summary: Well I had a third replacement from Amazon . All three had spots on the sensors out of the box . Rocket blower could remove some but not all of them . With the new D7100 on its way ..I wonder why didn't they provide the 51 pt focusing on D600? With all the focus points crammed together in small portion of the view finder its hard to focus something on the extremes thus I end up re composing my shots !!!
Summary: Aside for the spot problem (dust or oil - I haven't determined which yet), this camera is fantastic. However, the spot problem is very much a problem. I bought my D600 after my D40 was stolen and was extremely excited about the huge upgrade. However, less than 2000 shots later, there is a clear dust issue, especially in the upper left and upper center, visible at F14. I haven't played around to figure out if it is visible at lower apertures, but my guess is yes.