Nikon D610 and D5300 Coming Soon?

Nikon D600

It’s not even been a year since the Nikon D600 was unveiled. Now, new rumors suggest that Nikon may be set to replace it with the D610, alongside a new Nikon D5300.

While it is not uncommon to see consumer-grade DSLRs replaced with new models on an annual cycle, the Nikon D600 is new territory. It is, in some ways, an entry-level DSLR; however, the $2000 retail price tag makes it tough to put it in the consumer category.

Another motivation for the quick turnaround (if the rumors hold true) could be the D600 sensor oil issue that still plagues the camera – at least in potential buyers’ minds. If that’s the case, the D610 could be a very mild upgrade that (hopefully) ships without any sensor oil problems.

As for the D5300, it would be reasonable to expect a modest upgrade over the D5200.

Stay tuned. September could get really interesting for Nikon fans.

[via Nikon Rumors]

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  1. says

    I think that if this camera is going to compete with Canon at this level, I hope it has a similar improved autofocus for live view and video as their new 70D.

  2. Kyndelmisse says

    “at least in potential buyers’ minds.”

    It is certainly not only in some minds, but REAL. Have had about 10 different Nikon bodies, and still have 4 Nikon bodies, and tryed 2 different copies of the D600, but the oil (probably gelatine from the shutter) and the dust problem (not the same, different problems, some had both problems) was huge, …..had to send them back.

    If Nikon does not solve the problem now, they will suffer a lot in the future, so I really hope they have solved the problem.