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Nikon D610: price, official specs, release date confirmed
Following weeks of speculation, Nikon has officially revealed a Nikon D610 price tag and spec sheet. A successor to the popular ‘entry-level full frame’ Nikon D600, the Nikon D610 release date is set for 18 October 2013.
The 24.3-megapixel Nikon D610 boasts several key improvements over the Nikon D600. Firstly, continuous shooting speeds have increased to 6 frames per second on the Nikon D610 in both FX and DX formats – up from 5.5fps on the D600.
A new Quiet Release burst mode on the Nikon D610 reduces the sound of the camera’s mirror return mechanism, allowing photographers to shoot in ‘near-silence’ at up to 3fps.
The new Nikon D610 also inherits the Nikon D4’s Multi-CAM 4800 39-point autofocus system. Compatible with lenses up to f/8 combined open aperture, and sensitive down to -2 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F), Nikon says the D610’s AF system achieves sharp images even ‘under moonlight’.
Coverage is individually selectable or configurable 9-, 21-, and 39-point settings, and AF modes such as dynamic-area AF and 3D-tracking maintain focus on small subjects, Nikon says.
The Nikon D610 also uses the same EXPEED 3 image processor as the D4.
Other features on the Nikon D610 spec sheet include Nikon’s Advanced Scene Recognition, which incorporates a 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor that analyses each scene to detect human faces and colours to support more accurate autofocus and exposure results.
Other features include full HD movies in 30p, 25p and 24p, with 60p, 50p and 25p options at 720p; Nikon’s Creative Lighting System to support i-TTL Speedlight flash units and a range of in-camera creative tools.
The Nikon D610 price tag will be £1799.99/US$1999.95 body-only or £2299.99/US$2599.99 with the 24-85mm lens.
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