D600 price drop soon. Also to be replaced by new D600S model

Started Mar 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
Josh152
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Re: D600 price drop soon. Also to be replaced by new D600S model
In reply to Dcjones, Mar 20, 2013

I was talking to a Nikon sales rep. today that seems to know some inside info on the goings on with the D600.

He thinks that Nikon is going to sweep the current dust issue under the rug by replacing the D600 with an "upgraded" D600S model that will be announced soon. That will fix the dust issue but have some upgrades to "save face" like the CAM3500, and 1/8000 shutter speed. This will make the new camera be distinctly different than the old D600 so they can quietly discontinue the D600. They will then keep the D600S at the same price drop the old D600 price to clear the stock and then discontinue them.

It seems that they can not fix the issue with dust in current D600. Even the new units are experiencing the issues even after they acknowledged that it is prone to "dusting." There is obviously a design flaw that precludes a simple fix.

A D600S with two features that were quite obviously very intentionally left out to help  get people to pay the extra for the D800 is very very unlikely.   If Nikon wanted to quietly make the dust issue go away all they have to do modify the design of the current shutter and /or source them from someone else who isn't going to over lubricate them. Then just make all New D600s with the new shutter and quietly replace the shutter in any old D600s the come in for service.

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