Rumored Nikon D600 Replacement Camera Will Fix the Oily Shutter Problem

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Who the heck ever thought that they would replace a full frame camera this quickly? Indeed, Nikon Rumors is reporting that a D610 may be coming out soon. The interesting tidbit of information though is that it will be nearly the same camera as the D600 except with a better shutter mechanism. Currently, D600 owners are plagued by oil getting on the sensor and therefore in their images.

The site continues to provide these as the current specs:

  • Sensor: 24.3 MP (6016 x 4016 in L mode)
  • ISO range: 100-6400
  • AF: 39  focus point, 9 cross type, 33 point available at f/5.6
  • Viewfinder coverage: 100%
  • TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
  • Video recording capabilities: 1920 x 1080 30p/25p/24p
  • LCD screen: 3.2″, 921k dots
  • Battery: EN-EL 15, using the same MB-D14 battery grip
  • Dimension: 141 x 113 x 82 mm

Could Nikon really be doing this rather than just doing a recall? Or if they are choosing to go with this method, will they offer it to current D600 owners at a discounted price?

We reviewed the D600 a while back, and we really liked it. But it was the D7100 that was chosen amongst the lineup for our Editor’s Choice award. Sure, they’re different cameras–but one doesn’t have an oily shutter problem.


Gevon Servo

Gevon Servo aka @GServo is an eclectic, NJ/NY Photographer. He’s a Nikon shooter, by choice nevertheless, will always test any piece of photography equipment. He believes that like ‘Photography’, ‘Coffee’,’Beer’ and ‘Comics Books’ and other things ‘Geek’ “You must try everything once to discover what you want to try again.