The rumor mills have been buzzing, and Nikon has finally answered the rumors with the announcement of the Nikon D610. The main upgrade for the D610 is the shutter mechanism, after addressing the “oil-like leak” on the sensor from the D600 model. Other enhancements include a small jump in burst speed, and some new weather sealing advancements.
Specs of the Nikon D610 -
Sensor: 24.3 MP (6016 x 4016 in L mode)
ISO range: 100-6400
AF: 39 focus point, 9 cross type, 33 point available at f/5.6
Viewfinder coverage: 100%
TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
Video recording capabilities: 1920 x 1080 30p/25p/24p
LCD screen: 3.2", 921k dots
Battery: EN-EL 15, using the same MB-D14 battery grip
Dimension: 141 x 113 x 82 mm
No Built-in GPS or Wi-Fi capabilities
6fps (compared to 5.5fps in the D600)
It seems the only difference besides the fix of the shutter is the increased frame rate (from a previous 5.5fps on the D600 to 6fps on the D610) and weather sealing comparable to the Nikon D800 camera body. Judging by the minimal changes, you can expect to see the now obsolete D600 bodies to start hitting retirement soon.
For those looking for a lot more detail, you can read more at Nikon.com.
The Nikon D610 is available for purchase at B&H Photo, and for only $2000 MSRP, which is less than the D600 originally sold for. [Nikon D610 Body Only] [Nikon D610 w/ 24-85mm Lens] [Nikon D610 w/28-300mm Lens] [Nikon D610 w/24-85mm and 80-300mm Lenses]