There have been rumors knocking around that suggest Nikon's great D600 DSLR suffers from excessive sensor dust. This time-lapse goes a long way in proving them true.

Toronto-based artist Kyle Clements wanted to test the problem for himself. He explains:

I thought I would put this claim to the test by purchasing a brand new D600, putting on a 50mm 1.8D lens, and shooting some test shots, before using the camera for anything else.

And, from that I've seen, dust on the D600 is indeed a serious issue. Right out of the box, after taking the very first picture, I could see several dust spots, but as my time-lapse series progressed, I could see more and more spots appearing on the sensor. Keep in mind that I am not changing lenses; all this dust is coming from inside the camera.

Now, that sounds like some problem. There's no official word from Nikon about the issue yet—it'll be interesting to see how it handles it. [Kyle Clements via Peta Pixel]