Is the D610 a Significant Upgrade Over a D700?

Started Dec 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
toomanycanons Forum Pro • Posts: 12,415
Re: For what it maybe worth...

Rob Tomlin wrote:

Thanks for some excellent responses.

The way that I'm reading this is that I would get some benefits from the D610 over my D700, but I'd actually be taking a step backwards in a few areas as well.

Better dynamic range is certainly a plus that I would enjoy. More resolution would also be nice. Sounds like higher ISO performance is only slightly better. But to actually have a downgrade in AF ability (even if slight), and a consumer type of body instead of the pro feel of my D700, I'm thinking that upgrading to the D610 from my D700 doesn't make much sense.

I think this really goes to show what a breakthrough camera the D700 really was, given it's been on the market for more than 5 years.

If I'm going to upgrade, I'm probably going to need to look closer at the D800 despite the huge file sizes.

I'm all about the IQ.  Better dynamic range, more resolution, higher ISO performance, those are three things that make me want to buy it.  You say you "need" the "pro feel" of your D700.  That's a subjective thing that only you would know if you can live without.  It's not like the D610 is some piece of carp beginner camera not worthy of being in the hands of somebody who's owned an earlier heavier camera.

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