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conclusion:We like it

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The D610 adds a few small upgrades to last year's stellar D600, making it yet another good entry point into the world of full-frame DSLR cameras. Image quality is top notch in the D610, with Imaging Resource calling it "excellent." In low light the D610 can "struggle," says DigitalCameraReview, but PC Mag notes it's still "no slouch," and can "grab an in-focus shot in just 0.3 seconds." Nikon continues to make their cameras user friendly by offering "logically laid out controls," according to What Digital Camera, and Trusted Reviews calls its controls "well proportioned." At a price just shy of $2000 the D610 might not be the ideal option for DSLR newcomers, but those looking to make the jump to full-frame won't find much better options at this price.

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Critic reviews

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    8.3
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    8.2
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9.0
Digital Photography Review Mar 11, 2014

Image quality at high ISO sensitivities is very good and a wealth of customization options enables quick access to most shooting controls. The slight improvements and fixes over the D600 make it a strong competitor in this part of the market.

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8.0
PC Mag Dec 19, 2013

The Nikon D610 is a very minor update to the D600; its burst rate is slightly faster, but otherwise it's the same camera.

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8.0
CNET Nov 15, 2013

Though competition's increasing for low-end full-frame cameras, the Nikon D610 holds its own; that said, while slightly faster than its predecessor it's not a whole lot different.

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9.0
Imaging Resource Dec 3, 2013

In fixing its predecessor's glaring flaw, the Nikon D610 is now a camera that earns a whole-hearted recommendation for photographers looking to make the jump to a relatively inexpensive, full-frame camera.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Jan 24, 2014

The only criticism we can really throw at the Nikon D610 is that it’s nothing more than a D600 with minor tweaks ... Either way, it makes for a solid camera with lots of positives - but not a camera a happy D600 owner needs to even consider upgrading to.

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9.0
Reviewed.com Cameras Mar 3, 2014

The D610 is a terrific DSLR in a well-established system at the right price. Even when compared to the direct competition, the Canon EOS 6D, the D610 keeps ahead by a decent margin on features, making it look even better if we consider this a definitive 'fix' for the D600's issues.

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8.0
Macworld UK Dec 19, 2013

In truth this camera comes across like a subtle update of the previous D600, at just over a year old, rather than major overhaul. But like that camera the newer D610 once more offers up the most affordable route into full frame photography for anyone wedded to the Nikon brand.

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9.0
TrustedReviews Nov 21, 2013

The Nikon D610 doesn’t offer many improvements on the Nikon D600, although it does fix the reported shutter mechanism issue. On the whole it’s an impressive advanced DSLR that delivers full-frame image quality and a high level of performance in an attractive package.

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9.0
DigitalCameraReview Dec 30, 2013

If you are interested in full-frame shooting and are looking for a camera that delivers amazing dynamic range, excellent image quality, and full feature set with great performance for both still images and video, all for around $2000, then look no further... this is your camera.

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8.0
TechRadar Nov 1, 2013

While the Nikon D610 is an excellent camera that's capable of recording plenty of detail in images with rich tones, good exposure and pleasant colours it is considerably more expensive the Canon 6D which can be bought for around $1899/£1475.

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8.0
Camera Labs Dec 13, 2013

The D610 shares all the attributes of its short-lived predecessor, it's is a class act and a tough one to beat. So it will come as no surprise that it gets the Cameralabs Highly Recommended award.

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Expert Reviews Jan 16, 2014

The D610 is one of the lowest-priced full-frame SLRs available, putting it within reach of amateur enthusiasts and letting those with a bit more cash stock up on lenses.

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9.0
ePHOTOzine Oct 31, 2013

For the cynical, this is the camera that the D600 should have been, with seemingly no sensor issues (we took over 3000 shots and could not see any problems), or for the not so cynical, this is a slight update on an already excellent camera.

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9.0
Photography Life Oct 20, 2013

Despite being flagged as an “entry level full-frame DSLR”, the Nikon D610 is a sophisticated tool that is capable of producing exceptionally good-looking images. Pair it with some good Nikkor lenses and it will deliver amazing results.

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9.0
Neocamera Dec 4, 2013

The Nikon D610 manages to deliver excellent results with the right lenses and it does so quickly and efficiently for the most part. For those going full-frame or upgrading from a previous model, this DSLR should be at the top of your list.

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8.0
Photography Blog Nov 12, 2013

If you think you can live with that and a few other limitations / omissions versus the D800, the smaller, lighter and cheaper Nikon D610 will serve you just as well as the more expensive model - and even give you faster frame rates and more manageable raw file sizes as an added bonus.

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Engadget Oct 8, 2013

We spent a few minutes with the D610 body, but Nikon reps didn't permit us to power on the unit. Unfortunately that means we were unable to evaluate the new quiet continuous mode.

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Digital Photography Review Oct 8, 2013

Nearly a year after the arrival of Nikon's full-frame D600, its replacement has arrived. The new D610 is a very minor upgrade to the D600, with just three new features. They include faster continuous shooting, a 'quiet continuous' mode, and an improved auto white balance system.

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Imaging Resource Oct 8, 2013

Boasting the same 24.3-megapixel FX CMOS sensor, optical viewfinder with 100% coverage and 3.2-inch, 921K-dot LCD monitor as its predecessor, the D610 also features a new quiet continuous shutter mode and improved white balance.

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