Highly recommended. I didn't notice the dust issue.
16 February 2014
Summary: The body is well built. Controls and buttons are quite different from what I was used to in my D7000 and not as organised, though I liked the fact that Nikon locked the top mode switch as before it used to change easily by himself.. The image quality is on the high level, really good details, awesome dynamic range and exposure metering is also perfect (finally!).
Excerpt: The D600 has had its share of bad publicity, therefore already replaced on the production line by the D610, which has another shutter, and a software tweak, or two. My background is a life in transport, security, illustration, and publishing, where a camera sometimes came in handy, so I have used them all, almost.
Excerpt: Dear reader.... I have for 6 years used the D3 for almost all my jobs, wedding, sports portaits and i am quite happy with that machine. I have for a long time been waiting for a back up camera to a fair price, and have been waiting for the D600 for a long time. This review i only put op the D3 vs D600: Pros: -way lower cost -low weight, even with extra batery grip -image quality very sharp with nice colors (even i have tweaked it a bit from the green side) -easy to...
Excerpt: You can see my photo on flickr in my profile link. I shoot architecture, events, some landscape, fashion, model/portrait, strobing, sports, macro and camera covers it all. This is a copy from my amazon review. Hey this site is the same thing right. I upgrade from a d40 to d7000 and now this. I think the jump from d40 to d7000 was more performance and the higher megapixel (MP) was huge.
Excerpt: As of today I have had my D600 for exactly one year and feel I have spent enough time with it to give an adequate review. Yes, I was one of those foolish early adopters who reserved the camera at my local camera shop and picked it up the first day it was available for purchase. My primary justification for the camera (at least to my wife :) ) was to use it for architectural photography of my own projects and I wanted a full frame camera to achieve the best color and DR...
Excerpt: The only drawback I found is that the autofocus area is in fact that of the D7000 and therefore it is a bit small and concentrates only on the centre area of the sensor. There has been some complaints about traces of dust and oil too on forums, but I tend to have fewer problems than with my former D7000. A dust blower once in a while works wonders. No more action is needed.
Excerpt: The files you get out of the d600 are the best you can get from a 35mm DSLR. It has plenty of resolution for huge prints, has DR unimaginable a few years ago, has incredible ISO performance. There has been much made of the dust/oil issue. In my experience, the problem abates after a short while, while the ability to clean a sensor is something that every DSLR owner should know how to do anyway.
Excerpt: The good: (1) Outstandingly good image quality, especially using a RAW converter. (2) AF in non lowlight conditions is outstanding- very fast and accurate. Tracking is excellent. (3) Camera operation is very responsive, and gives an impression of low lag.
Summary: Camera and 28-300 lens work to my satisfaction and have taken some wonderful wildlife shots so far. Can't wait to get outside and work with it. The camera has more features that I need to work with compared to my D90 and D300 and I am sure it will be a handy tool for my photo taking enjoyment.