Dpreview confirms the dust spots issue on the Nikon D600 sensor

Sensor residue on the Nikon D600 (source: dpreview)

In their just published review of the Nikon D600, dpreview did mention the sensor residue issue that was reported also by many [NR] readers:

"An issue that has been reported widely on the web concerns the unusual frequency with which the D600 attracts dust and/or residue on its sensor, particularly in the upper left area of an image, which of course corresponds to the bottom right portion of the actual sensor. And sure enough, shortly after we received our review sample and began our studio testing we found we had to conduct a rudimentary non-invasive sensor cleaning.

We can only speculate at this point as to the cause of the issue. What we can say is that simply blowing air did not remove all of the debris; a wet clean was required, suggesting that some contaminant may have found its way onto the sensor. We are of course, pursuing this issue with Nikon directly, and will update this review as more information comes to light."

Do not expect Nikon to make an official statement on this issue . The first D800 cameras also had an unusually high amount of oil/dust spots on the sensor and the problem was resolved with later shipments.

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