D600 Owners form Class Action Lawsuit
According to Nikon Rumors, D600 owners might have an opportunity to seek compensation for their defective Nikon D600 camera. The law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein is currently seeking plaintiffs in the case that will be filed in the US. We showed you a time-lapse test for dust and oil accumulation on the D600 (seen here) way back when, and it became apparent that the oil and dust issue was pretty extreme, showing up after only 500 actuations.
Though some report that the problem dwindles off after 1,500 shutters, it was still a big deal. As a long time Nikon shooter, I’ve been disappointed with how Nikon has handled the dust and oil issue of the D600 (as well as the overheating issue of the SB900 before that). Nikon Rumors speculates that it’s not very likely that this suit will ever make it to court because Nikon has begun replacing some defective D600s with the newer D610 on a case-by-case basis. At the very least though, this should be a wake-up call for Nikon and their customer service reps.
What do you think of the D600 debacle? Have the oil and dust issues been as bad as reported in forums all over the internet? Let us know below.
[Via Nikon Rumors]