Nikon D610

Announced Oct 8, 2013 •
24 megapixels | 3.2 screen | Full frame sensor
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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. The slight improvements and fixes over the D600 make it a strong competitor in this part of the market.

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Gold Award
87%
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Good for

Full frame shooters looking for a smaller, lighter and less expensive alternative to pro-level DSLRs. Enthusiasts who often shoot at high ISOs or want shallow depth-of-field.

Not so good for

Sports shooters, travel shooters wanting something truly lightweight or anyone who regularly uses far off-center focus points.

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Nikon D610 review

Essentially, the D610 lays to rest some questions over the earlier D600's susceptibility to sensor contamination and adds a couple of quite minor updates. That'll reassure those enthusiasts and keen Nikon watchers who were biding their time, but my bet is a large number of people will remain unaware of these changes. In some ways the D610 updates are less relevant than the introduction of the...

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