After lawsuits against Nikon over D600's faulty sensor have been filed, the company decided to resolve the issue once and for all – and the result probably couldn’t be better for D600 owners. Nikon has released a statement in which they promise free service for the affected cameras, even after the warranty period expiry date!
Not only will Nikon provide sensor cleaning free of charge, but they are also promising to cover the expense of shipping the camera both ways. Here’s an excerpt from the statement:
Nikon is making available to all owners of D600 cameras (even if Nikon’s product warranty has expired) this customer-service measure, which includes the inspection, cleaning and replacement of the shutter assembly and related parts of your camera, FREE OF CHARGE as well as the cost of shipping D600 cameras to Nikon and their return to customers. Once again, please understand that regardless of this service, your D600 camera as is the case with all D-SLR cameras, will continue to require normal periodic sensor cleanings.
If you look over to the statement at nikonusa.com, you’ll also find an instruction on how to service your D600 (direct link here). It’s great Nikon decided to take responsibility for faulty equipment, shame so much fuss had to be made over the issue. After the announcement of D610, and the D600 sensor issue becoming known widely, the price of the latter fell rapidly. In the given situation we may observe the opposite trend.