Excerpt: I bought the D610 after reading reviews that said Nikon had fixed the sensor oil/dust spoting problem that existed on the D600. Unfortunatly the problem still exists on some D610's and mine is one of them. After around 2,000 shots I noticed spots from something on my sensor. I called Nikon and they said to send it in for cleaning, which I did (shipping at my expense). Got the camera back, tested it, and with the first few shots had the same problem.
Dust issue not really fixed !! Nikon wants only sales, not customers
Vinayak Raghuvamshi, Amazon
9 July 2014
Summary: I am a veteran Nikon user, since the days when they had only Film SLRs. When they screwed up on the D600, I was upset. But then they said they fixed it with the D610. Mistakes happen, I understand, so I upgraded to the D610. It is hardly 4 months and I find the same sensor dust issue with the D610 as well !! Now this really is upsetting and sad.
Excerpt: Nikon does not have this figured out yet. They have been good about taking it in and logging it in for work, have not gotten it back yet but didn't buy a camera to 3 months later have it in the shop. Sent them pictures, they told me to clean and if still there, which it was to send to them. Should have sold all my Nikon stuff and gone to Canon. Disappointed.
Buy it from B&H instead. Same price plus free battery and memory card.
17 April 2014
Summary: I'm a longtime Amazon customer but they screwed up on this one. I purchased a new camera and what they sent me was a used one with 769 shutter clicks! Not even factory refurbished. Fingerprints all over it. Nothing sealed. I sent it back and ordered it from B&H Photo. Same price as Amazon but they also throw in -free spare battery -free Ruggard camera bag -free 16 GB memory card I don't have any stake in B&H and I am not benefiting from sending people there, but I...
Auto-focus doesn't work ..and the dust saga continues. Where's the quality control NIKON?
10 April 2014
Summary: I have been a D5000 user for the last 4 years. Decided to upgrade recently and after researching the D7100, the D610 (and it's predecessor the D600) as well as the D800, I settled on the D610. The camera arrived about 10 days before I was leaving on a trip and during those 10 days I played around with the settings / controls and shot some pictures in and around the house. Everything seemed to be fine.
Excerpt: I had such high hoped for the Nikon D610 and after many months of sitting idle between cameras and looking at the Canon 6D I took the plunge…and now it’s going back. Why you ask – “spots” – about 15 of them all over my pictures after extensive 2 days of shooting. It took numerous hours of shooting, reading, testing, customizing and fine tuning – after it was all said and done I started to notice spots.
Summary: Updates: After 1400 pictures the camera started producing oil spots, at 1600 the Oil spots exceeded 50 spots highly visible and extremely difficult to remove. Nikon Support Center coudnt remove the oil spots they took the camera 3 times and kept it each time 24 hours and still the camera has same oil spots. Nikon Support center informed me that Censor need replacement now. Do not buy grey market products!
Summary: Great photos but dust on the sensor has been a problem from day oneBe aware or maybe iv just been unlucky but this is my second D610 with this issue after first one was damaged by Nikon cleaning the camera.
Pros: Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality