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. It’s not to say you won’t be thrilled if you own it and choose the right glass, but it just didn’t rise to the level of a DT Editor’s Choice. Now, if Nikon were to sell the camera for around $1,500 (body only), we’d sing a very different song.
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
Summary: Though competition's increasing for low-end full-frame cameras, the Nikon D610 holds its own; that said, while slightly faster than its predecessor it's not a whole lot different.
Pros: The Nikon D610 continues the D600's tradition of a great set of shooting features, comfortable and intelligent design, and excellent photo quality and performance.
Cons: Photos still display some unrecoverable clipping in the highlights that you don't expect in a camera of its caliber, and unlike the overhauled D5300, the D610 requires an extra-cost Wi-Fi dongle for connectivity.
Summary: The Nikon D610 isn't much of an upgrade over its predecessor, bringing only one actual change to the table, a new mirrorbox. However, the camera has been tweaked to have a better white balance system, a quieter shutter but more importantly, no more oil smudge issues on the sensor. Regardless, it performs incredibly well, but does it warrant your hard earned money?
Pros: Silent shutter is rather silent, No sensor issues, Excellent dynamic range
Cons: Not really much of an upgrade from the D600, Can't change aperture in movie mode
Summary: The question people will want answered is whether the D610 suffers from the same dust or oil trait that befell the D600. The good news is that it doesn't - I took more than 3,000 shots against an illuminated white background in the AP studio and, reviewing images before and after at 100%, I'm happy to report there was no sign of any oil or dust on the sensor.
So where does that leave the D610?
Excerpt: Nikon’s latest consumer pitched full frame DSLR in the D610 updates 2012’s D600, and in doing so again offers the largest physical chip size to be found in a digital camera based on a 35mm film SLR, here boasting a top resolution of 24.3 megapixels. Thus this is a DSLR aimed at high end amateurs looking to step up to their first full frame model and perhaps pros looking for a back up body for their higher resolution D800 or D4.
Larger full frame sensor and weather sealed body nudges this DSLR into pro territory, workhorse like build, swift response times, large and bright optical viewfinder
No body-integral Wi-Fi connectivity, expensive if you don’t need a full frame DSLR, chunky and bulky compared to consumer level sub £1000 DSLRs
Conclusion: Die Nikon D610 lässt mich mit gemischten Gefühlen zurück. So muss ich einerseits sagen: Als Bildquali-Upgrade zu meiner D7000 und jeder anderen Consumer-DSLR ist das Mid-Price-Vollformat uneingeschränkt empfehlenswert. Der 24,3-Megapixel-Sensor schafft jederzeit kontrastreiche und gestochen scharfe Bilder, die auch bei hohen ISO-Werten durch beeindruckend geringes Bildrauschen überzeugen.