Check the replies — all cameras have spots on their sensors. Here's a link to someone complaining about spots on their 5D3's sensor: Loving the 610 and FULL FRAME! Symptoms of this problem include a noise or whine when an audio device is connected to the audio-out jack. Fixed an issue that resulted in over-application of distortion control in pictures taken with an AF-P DX […] Just 4 months old Camera. The Laowa 15mm F4.5 Zero-D Shift lens lets you shift perspective without moving the camera, correct for converging lines and more. Its 2,016 pixel RGB sensor evaluates every scene, taking into account brightness, contrast, subject distance and the scene colors, all within the time it takes to press the shutter release button. (5.8 x 4.8 x 3.2"). The point is, the D610 is older than the D750, and there's little to be gained by comparing both and then repeatedly pointing out that it's inferior. [1] The previous model had problems that were traced to its shutter unit. (I say "statistically" because camera sensors get spots on them all the time. May I suggest you rent Canon or any other brand and see for yourself the metering performance compared to Nikon. Thanks for not protecting the consumer over a problem as widespread as sand on the beach. I am not talking about normal spots due to long exposure. It's been nearly 5 years since the D610's release, and I'm not that thrilled about picking one up if a new model will be hitting the shelves soon. Well, a deliberately missed opportunity... WHY is there STILL an AA filter? GPS and WiFi are not that useful in many cases. Nikon did the wrong thing IMO, but nothing CCTV says sheds any light on it. I did not see this article until March 28. The Canon EOS Rebel T8i (also known as the EOS 850D or Kiss X10i in some markets) is a 24MP DSLR aimed at first-time DSLR buyers and enthusiasts. I have a question concerning the dynamic range. We're glad you asked. We've combed through the options and selected our two favorite cameras in this class. The previous model had problems that were traced to its shutter unit. Having metering problem with D40 and D90 is too much to be coincidence. Fixed IRQ routing problem seen only on non-standard operating system configurations. TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the D610, its latest Nikon FX-format digital SLR camera. I'd expect Nikon to stick with the same release schedule: D620 in 2017, D820 in 2018, and D760 in 2019, but who knows? What is the point of reviewing products if you aren't at all critical of them? Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year has selected 25 photos for its People's Choice Award. The new DJI Mavic Mini 2 includes several notable improvements over the original Mavic Mini, including 4K video, Raw photo capability, and DJI's robust OcuSync 2.0 transmission system. You have severely hurt your reputation here, and I very infrequently visit because I do not trust your reviews. The point here is that the D610 offers all that made the D600 excellent, plus a few nice improvements. A few years ago my friend and I each purchased D80's. similar to D Gold, but a little different, either camera will do what you're looking for but the lenses contribute massively - especially in low light. I would say that what DxO did is quiet different from what DPR did here. Outside of Europe, the US and Japan, the price difference between the D610 and D750 can be quite significant, even in a place like Australia. Haveing got that out of the way...perhaps we will see a review of the best APS-C camera ?It's only been out 7 months. My D70S is spot-on with exposure. I never change len on my D510, After I came back from a trip, I took about 1500 pictures, I will always find about 5 darp spots when I zoom my picture at 50% or 100% at F22. If you shoot Nikon now, I don't see enough difference here to warrant changing out hundreds - if not thousands - of dollars of equipment just to obtain an absolutely tiny difference in image quality. With good glass in front of this camera, I've shot at 12800 with my images fully usable. Looks like only DPREVIEW gets the good pieces. Have you personally tested D620 V D750? Do you honestly believe people in the Third World Country would put high priority on digital camera? Sony's new Visual Story app for iOS promises event and wedding photographers a variety of useful tools, designed to simplify their workflow and enhance their business. And D610 is a very good camera, with an incredible sensor, with very good results in low light and gives me really beautiful colors until ISO 6400! Ask questions (at the end of the listing details). And Nikon did not replace those cameras. There is little to complain about in the D610 since from our experience the reported oil issue seems to be fixed. I leave a picture @Red - I guess I am too gullible in taking those clowns seriously.On the serious side, I bought 4 new EN-EL15 for D800 and 2 new EN-EL14 for my D5100 for less than half the Nikon MSR at eBay. DPREVIEW, you have done nothing to help members here figure out this issue. As mentioned above, the D610 is literally the D600 with three new features (four if you count the new shutter mechanism). I own a D610, if that means anything, and have a lot of experience with other Nikons SLRs and DSLRs, but before that, I had Canon that I shot for over 20 years. Do i have to go into menu every time i use lens? In two years I "blow it" 3 times. Much better camera? Why is this 610 being compared to a Canon EOS 6D, D800 and not the D750. The rear camera (or cameras) on an iPhone has all the latest bells and whistles, but how do you use them to capture a selfie or record a video of yourself? Pick this 5-star camera up for only £749 down from £1,560. Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome! Dear Nikon: I am a very big fan of the D600/D610 product. I really appreciate all of the different photos you provided. Target market is NOT the issue. View our sample gallery to see how a bit of shift can change a photo or introduce creative effects. I would assume that it would have a "Non-CPU lens data" mode as per my D300. The Nikon D610's 3.2" screen is larger than average and its resolution is up to the class standarts. As I stated earlier, I do not have metering problem with ALL the Nikon DSLRs I have owned and used. You can see the shots taken by consumers on Amazon. This review is absolutely wonderful! The 610 is a good solid camera. The article was dated March 2014. I repeat, I did not claim there is no market for D610. Beyond this, the D610 is essentially the same camera as the D600 and, given its launch at the same $2000 SRP, it’s extremely likely that the D610 replaces the older camera. That was 6-months ago. • 146 x 123 x 82 mm Was this before during or after China's little spat with Japan over the Senkaku islands. Thank you so much in advance. ?witch camera i should bye??? thanx 4 this highly useful info "bob" :-{ , now i know not to buy a nikon d80 any time soon/. Just to share with the community in regards to the 600/610 spot issues. Nikon D610 has external dimensions of 141 x 113 x 82 mm (5.55 x 4.45 x 3.23″) and weighs 850 g (1.87 lb / 29.98 oz) (including batteries). Back then, it was about features and build quality, not about differentiated image quality. The D610's Picture Control system lets you fine-tune sharpening, contrast, saturation, hue, and various adjustments for Monochrome, etc. It improves on its predecessor, the Nikon D600, with a new shutter unit that supports a quiet mode at 3 frames per second and a normal continuous mode at a slightly improved 6 frames per second, as well as improved white balance. What part of Marty4650 don't you understand? I think that it is appropriate because the D610 is Nikon's rather feeble attempt to address a major problem with the D600. lol. You wanted to know why someone would buy the D610 over the D750. Optical Viewfinder with 0.70x Magnification and 100% Screen Coverage. Mine had it after just 4 months. Senior Editor Barney Britton's Gear of the Year part two details how he ended up with a Reflex-Nikkor 1000mm F11, and despite its quirks, why it was ideal for a creative project in the COVID-era. The D610 performs just as well since the sensor and processor are unchanged from the D600. However, given the company's reticence to discuss the problem with the D600, we haven't had absolute confirmation from Nikon that the oil issue has been 'officially' resolved. What's your definition of "much better" since IQ is virtually the same with both. Non-original batteries can give you headache. The next generation should have GPS and Wireless WiFi,which in case I plan to buy. Includes the D610 body and the compact and versatile AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens. Now I'm happy again. Sent it back and the next one sent had the same problem. Nikon's a lot less expensive. Hmmmm, I did not noticed the (publication) date. thanks for the reply i am watching the cards down left, the canon 6d looks sharp at iso 100 in raw file and just what i see ppl around me using canon 6d mostly to capture the night sky thought i would rather keep using nikon i afraid i cant get what i want. Some will not work because of the lack of coding chip. Today, at its Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm revealed the details of its new Snapdragon 888 system on a chip (SoC) that, amongst performance and battery improvements, offers an array of impressive photographer features, should Android smartphone manufacturers choose to make the most of them. If you did have the D600 (whether or not you had the problem) Nikon replaced the shutter for free. Why doesn't anyone else complain about this? General. Click through for a link to his article. What stage performance are you talking about? With the new Pro Display XDR Calibrator and accompanying firmware update, users can now recalibrate their Pro Display XDR monitors. D7100 is great, but at ISO 100, only other FF cameras challenge the D610 for DR. Clearly high ISO above 3200 is worse than canon 6d. The only other upgrade is an improved auto white balance system. For those who know not, the lack of AA filter makes all the difference-things look like a photograph again. I could not buy this camera if i have to go into menus every single time i use camera. Strange, no reports of blurry viewfinder on the forum. I have the same problem with my D610!! They do this on purpose so as to make you buy the next model over and over again. Nikon D610 Firmware Update | Setup User & Manual Download – The Nikon D610 is precisely the same as the Nikon D600 but with a new shutter mechanism that enhances continuous shooting and adds a ‘ Quiet Continuous ‘ mode. Some D610 has the same FATAL FLAW ( dust buildup on the image sensor) as D600 per internet. I think I will wait for a while untill Nikon starts to produce cameras like my old D300. The US also sees the camera offered in a variety of kits with other lenses, and it's available body-only both there and in mainland Europe for an RRP of $1999.95 / £1799.99 / €1949. After leaking details about this camera, the rumor mill has determined that the Nikon D610 release date is October 7 or 8. It is an acknowledged problem. Thank you. Even if I had a bigger budget, I would still get the D610 instead if I was shopping for a full frame, as the surplus money can go towards a better lens. Which is a bit funny in a way.. All 35mm film cameras, mounted with the same lens, would produce identical results with same exposure settings. If I use DX lenses in FF mode on the D610, will cropping the photo give the same result as letting the camera shoot at 10MP down from 24MP? I have my D80 for so many years, I don't have any dust problem at all without changing the lens. What's the shutter click rating on the 610 and 810? And no, there aren't dust spots in my images. The D610 offers an effective pixel count of approximately 24.3-million pixels and is equipped with an FX-format CMOS sensor developed exclusively by Nikon. It's hard to substantiate, but Nikon Rumors has been collating reports from Europe and the US which seem to show that some customers who send their D600s in for service related to the now notorious dust accumulation issue have been receiving brand new D610s in exchange. It will be hard to tell from the LCD readout whether a scene is overexposed by such a small amount. I totally agree with you. hi dear folks i wonder why the iso performance and image quality is much lower than canon 6D according to what im seeing in the iso tests here??? Is this what the graph shows or i can't read it right. My question is whether a sensor problem that can be solved with a firmware update or something, or is it a problem of my camera's sensor. And then you have a great machine with not much noise. My D300 has allows 6 different lenses to be programed. What is needed simply is less. And yes, stay with original batteries as long as you can. It still goes on to get GOLD award... really sad. The D610 delivers consistently beautiful images, thanks to Nikon’s intelligent Scene Recognition System with 3D Color Matrix Metering II. Is it possible that you have defective Nikon cameras? The U.S. Government is too busy spying on its citizens, to protect them from unscrupulous corporations. In our latest buying guide we've selected some cameras that might be a bit older but still offer a lot of bang for the buck. But @ecube, this article was first released in March 2014. It has a great sensor, however oil leak onto this sensor from defective shutter forced Nikon to decrease price to 1300$. Since the D610 is airtight and there should not have any dust going into the camera, therefore I can conclude that there is a design probelm or manufacturing problem for the D610. The only other improvement is the improved automatic white balance … As we continue to test Nikon's update of its multimedia full-framer, we've added more of our findings so far on image quality, dynamic range and video quality. And Nikon D750 will also decrease the price bec of Pentax I think. The dust problem of the D600 is not really fixed. The Leica Q2 Monochrom is a version of the Gold Award-winning Q2 that only shoots images in black and white. How much work will it take to update the article to include D750 which was release September 2014. The D600 got people hypersensitive about spots on their sensors, but the D610 does not, statistically speaking, have an oil spot problem. Same MF lens questions with the D7100 body? There may be more, but that's my wish list.;-). Is this totally, or partially true? Although the D610 lacks some of the frills, like built-in Wi-Fi, GPS or an articulated LCD, it's a lot of camera for the money. I can argue it's not properly focused. The AF system isn't reliable enough compared with a DSLR. No EXPEED 4 for the D610… This sounds better than some of them that only overexpose in high contrast situations so you have to change the bias back and forth. Eventually it was replaced with a D610, which started producing similar spots one month later. Read our full review to find out how it performs. With that out of the way, let's take a more in-depth look at the D610, and what's changed. You pay a premium and buy from retail shops and for what? The D600 is an excellent DSLR, with top-notch photo quality, a well-built body and impressive movie recording capabilities. Dear dpreview, please retake the studio scene shot of D610. Nobody from real photographs (except the pixel peep community) look at the pictures at 100% magnification. Would you show where those 100s of users are for D610? Since you stated using mirrorless, you shoot down your argument between the shutter "noise" between D610 and D750. I checked the customer reviews on Amazon, found out that almost 25% of those people had serious sensor problems. Sigma has introduced its new 'I series' of compact, premium full-frame lenses for E and L mounts. If details are in fact blown out, you can't get them back. All content, design, and layout are Copyright © 1998 - 2020 Digital Photography Review All Rights Reserved. My friend has Canon 6D with these features. If you're looking for a high-quality camera, you don't need to spend a ton of cash, nor do you need to buy the latest and greatest new product on the market. Take a closer look. Almost forgot, does D610 have true Live view exposure preview? Do you have Nikon or Canon lenses already? Today is March 29, 2015. Those batteries are performing flawlessly. Assuming you are an accomplished photographer, then you know what to look for. Hi, just under a month ago I purchased a Nikon D610 and doing some tests yesterday I realized that long exposures of between 45 and 150 seconds, a lot of points in green and white, red, blue me appear. PLUS: Good new camera Nikon CONS: But you've done the dirty on all the D600 users and only legal action is seeing you do anything constructive to help out….. "CHINA - Industrial and commercial authorities have launched a probe into Nikon China after the company was accused by China Central Television of selling defective products. No, they have even dropped that on the D7100. I understand that your metrics have actually little to do with the sensor but rather how the camera processes jpegs, but I wonder if it makes sense to give a camera an 87%, said camera being rated near the top for dynamic range elsewhere ( and still demonstrate such a poor performance. This is a D610 review. I don't know why those dust come from. I gave you my answers. These are abnormal like streaks at the same part of the image and in every shot. The D610 is available in different kits in different markets. All these cameras can provide just excellent picture quality of real pictures (not their 100% zoomed representation.....) and there are some areas one is better than the other. Oh no, the internets wants another round. October 8, 2013. Nikon D610 Firmware Update for Windows and Mac OS download. The new DSLR will replace the D600, a shooter riddled with manufacturing issues, leading to an inconsistent shutter and on-sensor dust accumulation. We compare the Canon EOS R6, Nikon Z6 II, Panasonic S5 and Sony a7 III. You are nothing more than a mouthpiece for the manufacturers, regurgitating their press releases. CIPA's latest report for global camera shipments shows the camera industry is gaining pace once again in a year marred by the COVID-19 pandemic atop a market already in decline. If you decide to switch, please take time to learn whatever new camera you get to get the best results. The D610 is the exact same as the D600 but with a new shutter mechanism that boosts continuous shooting and adds a 'Quiet Continuous' mode. I have one and, after two years of intense use, did not had any spots on its sensor. I bought the D610, after several years using the D90... happy years even with a DX format camera.In just two months with the D610, I had many troubles, several fights with Nikon, two returns, and ONE switch to Canon.Nikon is history for me. My camera instantly went from a working photographic device to a completely useless lump of plastic, mag-alloy, and silicon. Our Latitude D610, priced at $2,166 (as of February 2005), featured a 14.1-inch display with a fine 1,400x1,050 native resolution and was configured with a … The next year Nikon discontinued this model and stopped manufacturing batteries. @ecube, whyamihere was being sarcastic lol. and even so there will still be need of people that need to use a full frame, like press photographers. I have not been able to check this thoroughly but I think it is about 12 programmable lenses. A problem that was so widespread and admitted by Nikon to be a defect was never mentioned by you in your review. The D800 is borderline so you can have it with and without AA filter. In the video mode its features are maintained, being able to record in Full HD at 30, 25 and in 720p at 24p or 60, 50, 30 and 25p. Duh? While they now mostly use D800, they also still use their D7000. If so, then the problem would be Nikon's failure on QA. Get the latest driver Please enter your product details to view the latest driver information for your system. Depth ... quiet shutter-release … The D610 is still a great camera value-wise, but I'm curious if anyone else has heard any new rumors about a D620 release. Best Mid-Range Full Frame Mirrorless: Canon R6, Sony a7 III, Nikon Z6 II, Panasonic S5. i got the Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens (for easy searching) and it shoots quickly in near darkness and the images look like they were shot in a sunny room (with auto ISO capped at 6400). This doesn't seem normal to me, especially after my local Nikon service have recently doubled (exactly) the price for sensor cleaning. The Nikon over-exposure problem was the only irritant I had with my D40x. This, "they treat Americans with respect but treat us Chinese like dogs" narrative was being trumpeted by CCTV regarding Apple last year and Google, Microsoft, US and Japanese car companies, etc., before that. I can't find any mention of this feature at all in the above test. Shareir - The cost of the camera depends on the features. I used to shoot a lot of HDR only for the dynamic range, but since getting this camera, that workflow has been abandoned as as a waste of time. And the appearance of a new model so soon after the D600's launch, with almost no changes other than a new shutter mechanism, seems to give that theory some credence. What’s the best camera for around $2000? Best Smartphone Gimbal (DJI OM 4, Zhiyun Smooth XS, Moza Mini MX). @sandy b, It does here and outside of DPreview. If you wanted to see that, it's already in the D750's review. And the problem exists even with the 'new' D610 !! Perhaps I am expecting too much. ‎ Please click here for more. D610 produces quite less spots than D600, and I have ever since tried to think this is not the same issue, but it is still annoying - I must clean the sensor each 2-3 months, although I change lens very carefully. The point isn't about me not learning how cameras work but the fact that Nikon can't consistently make a light meter that reads the same way. I was midway through a photoshoot when Nikon officially discontinued the D7000. They're both full frame. The best cameras for under $1000 should have good ergonomics and controls, great image quality and be capture high-quality video. It's not my perception. Still, an optical viewfinder and Nikon (or Canon) colors are hard to beat. And slightly better AF doesn't render a camera "much better" than another. This D600 series must be designed incorrectly. THe noise kills that resolution- the 1600ISO shots here are mushy,not all the fault of the dreaded 24-85G. Planning to treat yourself to a new full-frame camera this holiday season? Beings that I have limited eyesight, is it possible to magnify image on LCD so i acurately focus(I still will need 10X-15Xloupe to view)? I have a D80 for almost 5 years and I don't have any dust problem in my camera. Why is "dynamic range" so narrow? The Nikon service manage told me that the dust are come form the len itself but this is entirely no true after I check the lens, there is not hole that the dust will get into the camera. The D610 also has a silent shutter which its bigger brother lacks, and that's very useful when you're shooting stage performances. I've been shooting DX for years now, but now I think it's time to move up to FX. The Nikon D610 was launched in October 2013 at a price of £1,800/US$2,000/AU$2,300. i wanna start astrophotography so should i change to canon? Why still buy Nikon? [2], "Nikon launches D610 full-frame DSLR with updated shutter mechanism", "Nikon to offer D600 shutter replacement to address 'dust' issue",, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 141 × 113 × 82 mm (5.55 × 4.45 × 3.23 inches), This page was last edited on 11 September 2020, at 07:04. (which was a surprise to me!). 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