However, after three trips back to Nikon for "repairs", including a brand new D600 that leaked oil after 200 frames, I demanded a full refund.
When I got my money back, I bought a Fuji x100s rangefinder for $900 less (the D610 had only been out for about a month). It's now four months later, and I just picked up the new D610 for over $300 less than what I paid for my new D600 just over a year ago.
Terrible customer service, but I did get a full refund, and now I have two phenomenal cameras.
Sure did ,brand new D610. Sent in the old one and had a new one delivered to the door. I quoted Nikon 3 strikes and your out mate, they were going to give me a New D600 ,I said nope ,D610'or nothing ,and magic happened after a lot of emails and phone calls .I must say the D610 has no probs .
I recently sent my D600 in to Nikon (3 months out of warranty). It had dust spots on the upper left corner after a recent cleaning with no lens changing. Nikon replaced the shutter for only $40.00 and taxes. I hope this resolves my problem.
I think a more relevant question to ask is whether those who currently use both d600 and d610 bodies have noticed more or less dust/oil spots on their sensors? I rent these cam bodies frequently, and always do a full wet-cleaning prior to a shoot, even after the rental-house cleaning. I honestly can say that the d600 bodies accumulate no more dust/oil spots than the 'newer' d610 bodies over the course of a couple thousand shutter clicks. Both of these cam bodies will accumulate noticeable dust on the sensor, from the simple fact of changing lenses, and from internal lens-chamber and mirror-dust, and will need to be cleaned. And if you are not willing to do an honest f/22 blue sky test for dust on your sensor, and if you do not have the appropriate software that can zoom into your NEF image files to examine the entire sensor, and if you are not willing to wet-clean your cam body sensor, you may want to reconsider your commitment to digital photography. Sensors always need to be cleaned