Nikon D610 Key Features
- 24.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
- EXPEED 3 Image Processor
- 3.2″ 921k-Dot LCD Monitor
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
- External Mic and Headphone Inputs
- Continuous Shooting up to 6 fps
- Expandable Sensitivity to ISO 25600
- Multi-CAM 4800 AF Sensor with 39 Points
- Built-In Flash with Commander Mode
- Supports WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
In the early going, the D600 was plagued with a “sensor spot” issue caused by excessive oil from the shutter mechanism. While the D610 offers some enhancements over the D600, the feature set is largely identical. Accordingly, the D610 is believed to be a response to the D600’s early problems and help Nikon get away from the stigma associated with it.
The Nikon D610 features the same FX-format (aka full frame) 24.3MP sensor as found in the D600. The two features listed as “new” are a 6 fps frame rate (up from 5.5 fps) and a Quiet Continuous Shutter Mode for up to 3 fps. Nikon also claims an improved auto white balance system in the D610. Otherwise, the camera appears virtually identical to the D600.
While Nikon doesn’t acknowledge any problems with the D600 in the D610’s announcement, in highlighting the features, Nikon took care to note that the shutter mechanism is, itself, new. The 0.5 fps bump in speed is Nikon’s way of sidestepping the whole D600 debacle, while at the same time ensuring potential customers that they have the problem fixed.
The Nikon D610 should be available in late October 2013.
In addition to fixing the sensor oil issue, Nikon also dropped the price by $100 so that the D610 starts at just $1,999.95 for the body only. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The D610 with AF-S 24-85mm VR lens retails for $2,599.95, which is also $100 less than the D600 kit. Check it out here at B&H Photo.