Nikon D600 Teardown!
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Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
Total Posts: 18126
Country: United States

ifixit.com has posted a teardown of the Nikon D600. Nikon's latest full-frame DSLR scored a low repairability score, of 2 out of 10.

"With the release of a "budget" full-frame camera, Nikon hopes to lure the mid-level/Prosumer camera junkies into taking the plunge into full-frame wonderland. Unfortunately, a "budget" full-frame camera still means a price tag of $2,099, so it's not exactly a bargain."
See complete teardown

Nikon D600 in stock at B&H Photo



mshi
Registered: Dec 13, 2010
Total Posts: 3671
Country: United States

Taking its pants off. That's Porn!



safcraft
Registered: Nov 30, 2010
Total Posts: 532
Country: Portugal

No good. They didn't dismantle the mirror box to get to the shutter which is the most complicated procedure in any SLR...



Nikon_14
Registered: Dec 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1578
Country: United States

Pity they didn't comment on how weather-sealed it is compared to the D7k, D800, etc.



jmcfadden
Registered: Oct 30, 2002
Total Posts: 30243
Country: United States

it was not so long ago Fred and you and I were there that 2K was unthinkable for this kind of performance

I still have the receipt for the D100 I got the day it came to Minneapolis. $2199.00

I still have the first 1GB cf card when they first came out it cost me $299.00 and was slow as molasses

these are good times to be alive


J



geniousc
Registered: May 08, 2005
Total Posts: 1854
Country: United States

I fixit or whoever tore it down, criticized the D600 because they felt it had too many solder joints. Almost laughable, if they used a one piece flexboard how could it be repaired other than replace the whole flexboard? The way Nikon has built it allows replacement of each function or module.

gene



Jack OBrien
Registered: Jun 07, 2003
Total Posts: 6835
Country: United States

jmcfadden wrote:
it was not so long ago Fred and you and I were there that 2K was unthinkable for this kind of performance

I still have the receipt for the D100 I got the day it came to Minneapolis. $2199.00

I still have the first 1GB cf card when they first came out it cost me $299.00 and was slow as molasses

these are good times to be alive


J


+1

Me too Johnny, I was looking for a receipt for something else and I came across the receipt for my D100 and 1GB, and like you say, it was $2100 bux for the camera. I have been completely blown away with the D600 performance, especially since I have something to compare it to. Today's cameras are incredibly umm, awesome!



safcraft
Registered: Nov 30, 2010
Total Posts: 532
Country: Portugal

geniousc wrote:
I fixit or whoever tore it down, criticized the D600 because they felt it had too many solder joints. Almost laughable, if they used a one piece flexboard how could it be repaired other than replace the whole flexboard? The way Nikon has built it allows replacement of each function or module.

gene


90% of connections in a camera are NOT and SHOULD BE NOT solder joints.
Rather they are ribbon cables that you can detach withot needing to solder/desolder.
This is what they were talking about...and can be seen easily on the pictures.
This way all you need to repair it is a screwdriver, the new parts and patience.



nikt
Registered: Oct 21, 2005
Total Posts: 6029
Country: Australia

Yep, couldn't agree more about the price.

$2000 is NOT a lot of money for this sort of performance.

Wasn't that long ago that $1400 got you a Canon Rebel or Nikon D40 with a kit lens. (albeit Aus was being ripped off pretty hard by Nikon / Canon Australia).



Javier Munoz
Registered: Nov 10, 2007
Total Posts: 536
Country: United States

mshi wrote:
Taking its pants off. That's Porn!


I think the correct term is gore



DigitalBill
Registered: Jul 17, 2005
Total Posts: 314
Country: United States

Are screws and glue included in the kit ?