Nikon has already acknowledged issues with spots appearing on the D600 sensor, and camera forums have exploded with discussion about flaws in at least some of the previously released D600 cameras. Buyers familiar with the issue believe that the D610 is essentially a re-release of the earlier model featuring modest improvements, but with the flaws fixed.
To that, Nikon told TechHive, "The Nikon D610 is a successor to the D600 and ... is more advanced than the D600, offering improved camera performance, high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 6 fps, a new quiet continuous (Qc) shutter-release mode as well as improved auto white balance for even more impressive image quality. Because the occurrence of dust is common due to the structure of digital SLRs, we constantly strive to reduce this in every product we introduce, including the new Nikon D610."
The camera (body only) will be available in late October for $2000, a price drop of $100 from the D600. A D610 kit with an AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 lens will sell for $2600.
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