Nikon D610 unveiled: new full frame DSLR with weather sealing


Nikon D610

Nikon has announced a replacement for its full frame D600 DSLR, the Nikon D610.

The core of the Nikon D610 is similar to that of its predecessor, with a 24.3MP FX-format (full frame) sensor, 39-point AF system with 9 cross-type points and a 3.2in TFT LCD screen with a 921k-dot resolution. The camera is also driven by the same EXPEED 3 processing engine as before.

Changes have been made, however, to the camera’s shutter mechanism, which has allowed the D610 to fire at a slightly faster 6fps (as opposed to 5.5fps on the D600) when in its continuous shooting mode. Users also now have the option of shooting in a 3fps Quiet continuous (QC) mode, which is accessible via the release mode dial.

Nikon has also made minor revisions to the camera’s White Balance in order to reproduce more natural colours, regardless of the light source, and has also constructed the camera with a blend of magnesium alloy panels and plastic to bring its weather sealing up to a similar level to that of the Nikon D800.

Other notable features include an optical viewfinder with a 100% field of view, as well as full HD video recording at 30, 25 and 24fps and dual SD card slots.

Nikon D610 specifications:

• 24.3MP FX-format sensor
• 3.2in TFT LCD, 921k-dots
• Pentaprism viewfinder, 100% coverage
• 39-point AF system, 9 cross-type points
• Full HD (1920 x 1080) video recording, 30/25/24p
• 6fps continuous shooting mode
• Quiet Continuous mode (3fps)
• Dual SD card slots