Summary: Camera has great features but oil spots on sensor is inexcusable. I bought 1 refurb unit and sent it back because it was full of spots on sensor. The next refurb had 2600 shots and 2 spots on the sensor upon arrival so I figured I would see what develops. How can they say refurb and not fully clean the sensors? At 3200 shots there are 2 more spots. I like the camera's features and the price I paid but am very disappointed with Nikon's Quality control.
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!...until I got the dreaded oil/dust spots in the upper lefthand corner of my images!
3 December 2013
Summary: I purchased this camera as an upgrade from my D5000. It has more then exceeded my expectations. I work with a professional photographer on a part-time basis. I shoot different events (weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs..etc.) and can personally say this camera has allowed me to expand my role as a second shooter. I have also done portraits on my own and have had amazing results. I did a lot of research on several different Nikon cameras and kept on coming back to this one.
Summary: This is a good base level DSLR. Unfortunately I have the ongoing dust issue which us disappointing for a Nikon product with so many features.. It would be good to see Nikon rectify this issue.
Summary: I have had my D600 since Jan. 2013. It is now Aug. 2013. I have finally decided to send in the camera for a fix to Nikon for the excessive dust on the sensor, I do not change lenses but the dust keep appearing. I ma not sure it's dust, but some sort of poor engineering particles that consistently appear. I wish now that I bought the D800. I hear that doesn't have dust issues. I would not recommend this camera.
Autofocus tracking suboptimal for action photography
kim davidson, Amazon
24 March 2013
Summary: I often photograph dogs running and jumping and, unfortunately the AF system proved inadequate. I previously used a D700 which worked flawlessly. I purchased a D600 to get a sensor with better dynamic range since I photograph outdoors in the harsh Florida sun. The sensor is amazing and right on par with a Nikon D800, but the camera just could not track fast moving animals.
Summary: Nikon really dropped the ball on this one. The sensor on mine became covered with oil spots soon after I started using it. B&H where I bought it from said that I could return it but they could not guarentee the replacement would be any better. Everything else about the camera worked fine and despite the spots I decided to keep the one I had in fear I would get one even worse.
Summary: I love this camera for the amazing image quality and was absolutely astounded by the high ISO/low light capabilities, but I returned it due to flaws that a $2000 camera just shouldn't have. The big one was the oil spots on the sensor, which began showing up on my photos fairly quickly. I also noticed the menus/photo review freezing periodically, especially when trying to zoom in. My D600 also had the tendency to overexpose (sometimes severely) in all modes but Manual.
Summary: AF accuracy is better than D7000, especially the outer AF points and even with F1.8, the accuracy was pretty good. High ISO was good. I had 200 clicks of the shutter and got 8 oil spots on the sensor at F8 and above. What a shame.