Nikon's entry level full frame camera, the D600, got a refresh this morning in the form of the D610 and although virtually identical to the D600 in the core specifications gets a few important improvements and is a refinement to the already excellent camera. Most notable includes a newly designed shutter mechanism which was a complaint of the D600 for some users on the internet whereby there was a build-up of oil that in extreme cases had to be cleaned manually (rather than by the in camera sensor cleaning).
Aside from this the camera gets a bump in frames per second now up to 6fps from 5.5fps and interestingly a "quiet continuous shooting mode" at 3fps which you can guess what it does.
Finally it includes an improved white balance to produce better skin tones which is not something we had an issue with though of course it’s always nice when Nikon improves any aspect of the camera.
As you can see the new camera is a nice refinement though I can’t see many users upgrading from the D600 to the D610 though if you'd been thinking of going for your first full frame you won’t go far wrong with this new camera.
The Nikon D610 will be available as a body only, as well as in a kit form with the compact and versatile AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens. The lens in this kit boasts a broad 24-85mm focal range, Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake, and fast, quiet autofocus.
We expect first deliveries of the D610 to arrive in stock at Park Cameras Mid-October 2013.