Nikon D610 hands-on preview: Full-frame DSLR gets new shutter, faster burst speed and (hopefully) fix for D600’s oil-on-sensor issue
posted Monday, October 7, 2013 at 11:01 PM EST
Last fall, Nikon made full-frame photography more affordable than ever with the introduction of the D600 prosumer DSLR. And now the company is back one year later with a slightly updated model -- the Nikon D610 -- featuring a new shutter mechanism that not only promises to boost the camera's continuous shooting speed, but also should eliminate the persistent oil-on-sensor problem that marred the D600's otherwise high quality images.
Boasting the same 24.3-megapixel FX CMOS sensor, optical viewfinder with 100% coverage and 3.2-inch, 921K-dot LCD monitor as its predecessor, the D610 also features a new quiet continuous shutter mode and improved white balance. But arguably the best feature is that the Nikon D610 is priced $100 cheaper at launch than the D600, available in late October for US$2,000 body only or US$2,600 paired with the AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm lens.
Read our hands-on Nikon D610 preview for more details.
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