Summary: As I have pointed out in the beginning of this review, the Nikon D610 is what the D600 should have been when it was initially launched. Without fully acknowledging the dust issue on the D600, Nikon released the D610 as if it was a whole different camera.
Conclusion: The D610 is my favorite Nikon DSLR. It's the same thing as last year's D600, which was also my favorite. The D610 has the optimum resolution for FX. The D800 has too many pixels which clogs my hard drives, slows my workflow, and the D800 can't shoot as fast for the same reason.
Conclusion: As a replacement for the one-year-old Nikon D600 (Est. $1500 (body only)) , the Nikon D610 offers three new features: faster continuous shooting, a quiet continuous shooting mode option and an improved auto white balance system.
Pros: New shutter mechanism, Full-frame format sensor, Quiet continuous shooting option
Cons: Unique arrangement of external controls, Hard to read LCD screen outdoors
Summary: The Nikon D610 brings full-frame capabilities to a larger audience while retaining most enthusiast-friendly features. Image quality at high ISO sensitivities is very good, and a wealth of customization options enables quick access to most shooting controls.
Pros: Outstanding high ISO performance in both JPEG and Raw files, High quality JPEG images at default settings, Wide dynamic range in Raw files, Consistently pleasing metering and white balance results, Solid build quality and weather-sealing, Responsive camera when adjusting settings and handling, Du...
Cons: Small coverage area of AF array compared to its peers, Slow AF in live view and video modes, Rear LCD prone to glare in bright sunlight, No 'live' aperture control in live view or video mode, No histogram in live view, When shooting in live view, rear screen is blacked out until data is written t...
Conclusion: We really like the Nikon D610, as many of our photographs we shot were spectacular. At the end of the day, however, the kit didn’t really wow us like the Sony A7, which is a breakthrough camera.
Pros: Superior full-frame stills, Quality Full HD videos, Good feel and response
Cons: Expensive, heavy – but totally expected, Specs not world-class, Onboard mono mic
Excerpt: I warn you, this review is going to be a little biased. Why? Because, as one of those die hard D700 fanatics, I won’t be able to help but compare the new Nikon D610 to the D700. You see, when Nikon introduced the D700, they struck gold.
Summary: When we reviewed Nikon's D600 DSLR , we said it was a "powerful and very high quality pro-level DSLR with a smaller body and price tag that may appeal to wider range of photographers. It brings professional quality at a more affordable price." Today Nikon announced the D600's successor, the D610.
Pros: iAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations, Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record, Overall performance is incredibly fast, Amazing image quality at lower ISO settings, Higher ISO settings do produce a lot of noise, but are all good for each setting when compare ...
Cons: Not really a new camera model, more of a fix for the D600 issues, Highest ISO settings are over the top with image noise, Fixed screen, not movable to help in awkward shooting situations, No built-in WiFi