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Nikon Allocates $17.7 Million to Repair D600 Issues… and Its Reputation

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If you’re wondering just how big of a pain in the butt for Nikon the D600 sensor oil/dust issues have been, all you have to do is go back into our archives and read about the lawsuits and the outrage… or read the comments on the D610 announcement post.

On the off-chance that’s not enough, however, we now have a dollar figure to add to the mix. $17.7 million. That’s how much Nikon has allocated to put an end to the D600 issues and repair its damaged reputation.

The number was revealed in a Q&A published by Nikon about the financial results from the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014.

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The company said it is “taking this matter very seriously,” revealing that 1.8 billion yen has been set aside “for warranty reserve in the year ended March 2014 to cover the cost of repairs and replacements.” Nikon also openly admitted that it, “will be taking steps to restore confidence in the Nikon brand.”

That’s the juiciest bit of data offered, but if you’d like to and dive into the numbers a bit further, you can check out the full Q&A by clicking here.

(via Nikon Rumors)