Adorama has a number of great deals on Nikon cameras and lenses that are refurbished by Nikon USA. Check out the full list below. [Read more…]
Deal: Nikon D610 for $979
ebay (via ElectronicsValley) has the Nikon D610 for $979 (compare at $1296.95) in limited quantity. Check it out while it lasts here on ebay.
Note: This is labeled as a gray market camera. ebay seller ElectronicsValley has a positive feedback rating of 99.6% at the time of this post.
Deal: Nikon D610 for $1296
B&H has the Nikon D610 at $700 off retail for $1296.95 and includes a SanDisk Extreme 16GB SDHC card, camera bag and spare battery. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Likewise, the D610 kit with 24-85mm lens is $1696.95, which is $800 off the regular $2496.95 retail price. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Nikon DSLR Rebates Ending This Week
There are several deals on Nikon DSLRs, kits and bundles ending this week on Saturday night, Feb. 27. Notable deals include $500 of the D810, $600 off the D610 kit and $600 off the D7100 kit. You can find these and over 80 other deals on Nikon gear here at B&H Photo.
Deal: Nikon D610 for $1059
ebay (via RedTagCamera) has the Nikon D610 for $1059.95 (compare at $1496.95) in limited quantity. Check it out while it lasts here on ebay.
Note: This may be a gray market camera. ebay seller RedTagCamera has a positive feedback rating of 99.9% at the time of this post.
Nikon D600 Owners Get New D610 Out of Lawsuit
Remember the class action lawsuit that was stirring a few months back from D600 owners?
Well, it looks like a settlement has been reached and D600 owners who were part of the lawsuit now have the chance to trade in their D600 models for a new D610.
Below is an email received by a D600 owner that had been part of the lawsuit. He posted the email on the fredmiranda forums. I have added emphasis to certain key parts of the email. [Read more…]
Nikon Spending up to $17.7 Million on D600 Sensor Spot Debacle
It took Nikon quite some time to fess up to an actual problem related to the D600. Nikon released a D610 model on a fast track release schedule but offered no acknowledgement of a problem with the D600 – even though the D610 was the same camera with a new shutter mechanism.
After it replaced some D600 units with new D610 units for some customers, it looked like the problem was headed to a class action legal battle (it still might be). While the class action lawsuit was just starting to swirl, Nikon seemingly came clean and agreed to replace the shutter mechanism in all users’ D600 cameras.
This little sensor spot problem has proven quite expensive for Nikon – to the tune of 1.8 billion yen (or $17.7 million USD). [Read more…]
Nikon to Replace D600 Cameras with New Models If Cleaning/Repair Doesn’t Work
In the continuing saga of Nikon’s D600 dust spot debacle, Nikon has released another statement that it will replace users’ cameras if the dust spot problem continues after it has been serviced. Nikon states that the replacement will be “a new D600 or an equivalent model” (presumably, the D610).
This follows Nikon’s prior service advisory that it would replace the shutter assembly for free in affected Nikon D600 units. You can read the full release from Nikon below. [Read more…]
Nikon Lens Instant Rebates Expire This Week
Nikon’s current instant rebate deals on many of its lenses end this week on Saturday, March 29. The instant rebates offer up to $400 off single lenses and are not required to be bundled with a DSLR in order to get the deals. You can see all of the lens instant rebates here at B&H Photo. [Read more…]
What If You Sent Your Nikon D600 in for Cleaning and Got a Nikon D610 Back in the Mail for Free?
Nikon has yet to admit any defect with the D600 despite a plethora of reports concerning a defective shutter mechanism. Even when the D610 was announced (way too early as a proper replacement for the D600), Nikon made no mention of the shutter defect. However, Nikon highlighted a new, improved shutter as a feature of the D610.
Now, it appears that some Nikon D600 owners who send their cameras in for cleaning are getting brand new Nikon D610 cameras back with little or no cost to the user. (Update: Nikon later confirmed that all service inquiries are handled on a case-by-case basis, but provided no direct response to the D610 and D600 shutter mechanism debacle. See official statement below.) [Read more…]