Is the D610 a Significant Upgrade Over a D700?

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Rob Tomlin
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Is the D610 a Significant Upgrade Over a D700?

Been a long time since I've posted here.  I've had my D700 since the camera was first released, so I've had it for over 5 years.

Overall I am still happy with the IQ that I get from my D700, but I was thinking that after 5 years that Nikon would have come out with a replacement that would provide improvements in most areas over the D700.

I'm not interested in the D800 because of the huge file sizes for those 36.3 megapixel images.

The D610 seems like the file sizes would be at least a bit more manageable.  However, I rarely print larger than 11x14.

In what way would the D610 be an upgrade over the D700 beside the increased resolution?  I know it has HD Video, but I have a dedicated HD Camcorder, so not sure how important that would be to me.

Any improvements in areas like AF?  Is the sensor improved over the D700?

Seems like I could sell my D700 and upgrade to a D610 without having to shell out a lot of cash, but I'm still not sure if it's worth doing?

Thanks for any opinions on this.

 Rob Tomlin's gear list:Rob Tomlin's gear list
Sony RX1 Nikon D700 Nikon D800E Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED +4 more
Nikon D610 Nikon D700 Nikon D800
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