Is the D610 a Significant Upgrade Over a D700?

Started Dec 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
AustinTed Contributing Member • Posts: 618
Re: Is the D610 a Significant Upgrade Over a D700?

Rob Tomlin wrote:

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.

The D700 is still a great camera. The D610 is will give you significantly improved dynamic range in addition to the increased resolution. Autofocus is a mixed bag. D610 is good down to f8, but has the AF points more tightly clustered. Best bet is to see a D610 in person to see if you like it's handling. It will be different than the D700 and this might end up being the more significant deciding factor. The D800 is more of a natural successor to the D700 in terms of control layout/handling.

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