D600 / D610 - A camera for the masses

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
golf1982 Contributing Member • Posts: 744
Re: FX is somewhere aroud 8% of DSLR sales for Nikon...

1w12q312qw1 wrote:

JimPearce wrote:

About the same as back in 2008. Does the significance of this elude you? The D600/610 were clearly aimed at increasing the FX share of Nikon's DSLR market. In fact, the D800/E and D600/D610 were meant to do that and steal share from Canon. It didn't work. Nikon has to hit the reset button on their product development and marketing, and soon.

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Kinda, sorta have to agree with you, although numbers may not tell the whole story. The techno-sands are shifting rapidly and it does seem like Nikon's blueprint for the future is murky. As someone else said, Canon is larger than Nikon and thus has bigger pockets for R&D and fortifying their existing lineup. Patents applied for by Nikon say 3 or 4 years ago may not look as good today as they did then. You've got to think way ahead of the curve and I'm not sure that's in Nikon's DNA. And they don't need another "niche" product right now if I follow your logic.


cannon have an equivalent to the 610, nikon would have been left behind if they had not made this camera. Nikons current pro lineup is really strong compared to cannon. even the D610 IQ is superior to the 5d3. I am not saying the cannons are bad cameras, but cannons IQ is currently significantly inferior to Nikons In most metrics. This suggests that cannon has not been spending enough in its R&D.

don't forget where nikon were pre D3, they have come a very long way in, is it 6 years?

regardIng thinking ahead of the curve Nikon did transition really effectively to digital, and i do not see any such significant transitions on the horizen.

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