Picked up a new toy; thought I’d do a boring technical review for you.
The Nikon D600 should be the perfect enthusiast camera with it’s fantastic specs, great low light performance, and an affordable price point for a full frame sensor. However, many reviewers and blogs have been raising concerns over a severe dust issue. Dust has reportedly been collecting on the upper left corner of the sensor at an unusually high rate.
Of course, only those with a problem will speak out; if they sell a million cameras, and 99% of them are fine, that’s still 10,000 people hitting the blogs to raise hell over their defective products.
Is the D600 dust issue as bad as the critics claim?
I thought I would put this claim to the test by purchasing a brand new D600, putting on a 50mm 1.8D lens, and shooting some test shots, before using the camera for anything else.
And, from that I’ve seen, dust on the D600 is indeed a serious issue. Right out of the box, after taking the very first picture, I could see several dust spots, but as my time-lapse series progressed, I could see more and more spots appearing on the sensor. Keep in mind that I am not changing lenses; all this dust is coming from inside the camera.
Where is this dust coming from?
The D600 is a great camera, but do yourself a favour and pick up an extended warranty to go along with it. Trust me, you will be using it.
Feel free to take a look, download, inspect the exif data, share, etc.