Summary: This is my first FX camera going from a the D5200 to the D610. Amazingly sharp images once you learn the focus settings. The camera is much different from my old Nikon camera so it took a few days to learn settings and to get them where they needed to be. I will be keeping this one around for a while.
Summary: I sold my D700 and bought this, unsure of if I was downgrading or not. At the time it felt right as I am not a pro but I do enjoy very high quality pictures. I was also jealous that my friends could do videos and I could not. But I was wrong. This camera is better than the D700 is every way. It's smaller, it's lighter, holds standard cards (damn those CF), it holds 2 of them, it does video, picture quality is way better than the 700 (IMHO) and it's cheaper then the D700.
Excerpt: After spending a good 5 years with my D3000 this was the best time to pull the trigger for my first Full Frame. Have to say this was a very thrilling upgrade. After a week of spending time with this beauty I still have to sit in front of the user's manual to grasp all its features and techniques, but if shooting a D3000 for me was like shooting a regular 9mm gun then shooting from a D610 is like shooting a Desert Eagle at 6 shots per second. Unbelievable piece of gear.
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: Reviewing a camera can go on as long as a book, so I will narrow down a few, brief points. Now that I had had a chance to use the D-610 for 3 months, I can say that it is an excellent addition to my line-up with the D-800, D-700, and D-300s in my portrait studio. Although the 610 is not considered a pro-line camera, its performance as a 24mp full frame unit is great. It is beautifully responsive and easy to use.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet