The Nikon D600 had a rocky introduction in 2012, with countless users noting that the camera often produces images with dust/oil spots. The company released the D610 a year later that is virtually identical to the D600, but with this issue seemingly corrected.
Nowhere though is the D600 having as rough a time as China, were the government has issued an order to Nikon to stop selling the D600 entirely following an investigative report on CCT (China Central Television) that captured dealers trying to avoid refunding money to angry customers.
The program, which aired March 15th to correspond with World Consumer Rights Day, showed customers complaining about the image quality from the D600 and dealers attempting to blame dust and smog — despite Nikon's acknowledgement of the issues as being part of the camera’s construction.
Nikon had already stopped directly selling the D600 but now will be forced to recall them from dealers in China. This step comes after the company announced in February that it would offer D600 users free inspection, cleaning and replacement of the shutter assembly, even if the warranty has expired.