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Old Jul 27, 2013, 6:27 PM   #1
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Default Battery life on D600

I have taken over 77,000 shots on my D90 and the battery indicator still shows it as 'new' condition.

Looked at my D600 battery indicator a couple days ago and it reads '1' at a little over 22,500 shots.

I bought the D600 at Best Buy in September of last year and also got their one year warranty. Covers drops and other accidents. Was in Best Buy yesterday and mentioned my battery was showing wear already - much more quickly than my D90 did; and the sales rep suggested I call the Best Buy Geek Squad. Did that today and am getting a new battery for free, they'll ship it. Get to keep the old battery also.

So was wondering how other D600 owners batteries are holding up.
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Old Jul 28, 2013, 10:46 AM   #2
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Hi Frank,

I bought my D600 January this year with two batteries and the grip, I just checked the shutter count and it is 6500 and the battery age "0".

I am not sure but for 22500 shots using just one battery could be normal to have a "1" as an indicator or battery age.

Nice of Best Buy to replace the battery and let you keep the "old" one.

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Old Jul 28, 2013, 7:50 PM   #3
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hi. i have the d600 and took it in to mississauga nikon service after 6 months and about 12 or 13K shots. the battery had been showing age of 1 almost since the beginning. altho they suggested that after 6 months, it's possible age=1 was legit if i'd done a lot of video or something, they exchanged it as a "good-will" gesture. this isn't the first case i've read about so it looks like nikon distributed some dud batteries. everyone should check them regularly from new and contact service as early as possible.
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Old Aug 2, 2013, 6:54 PM   #4
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The Nikon D600 uses the same battery (EN-EL-15) as the D7000.
Shortly after I bought my D7000, I received a notice from Nikon that there was an accidental release of defective batteries. They provided the series code of the questionable batteries and requested that if I had a battery that fell within that code range, to send it back to them using the recall number provided and they would send a new battery to replace it.

Luckily, mine didn't match the series numbers.
The D600 that replaced D7000 doesn't have that issue either.


Seems like those batteries are still lurking about.
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I never got a notice from Nikon about defective batteries, but if I knew where to look I'd check the SN on mine to those series codes.

Got a brand new battery today; but my D600 is in for complete cleaning/servicing under warranty. I have the option of extending the Best Buy warranty for another year coming up in October (I posted Sept. in an earlier post, it was actually early October when I looked at the original receipt). I may take advantage of that; as I'm shooting at various sports events, in the event that it took a nasty fall and something broke - it would be covered under the Best Buy warranty.
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sorry Frank, I no longer have the letter and don't recall the series
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