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Rumor: Nikon to Release D610 to Address the D600’s Sensor Speck Issues

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The most recent camera announcement news and rumors have come mainly out of the Sony camp, but it looks like Nikon has a couple of new cameras up its sleeve as well, including a new D610 that will finally put to rest the D600’s sensor speck issue by replacing the camera all together.

According to Nikon Rumors, there are two bodies on the way — the D610 and the D5300. Neither will be major upgrades, but the prospect of a D610 is still getting some attention as it is said to fix the D600’s sensor speck issue, which we’ve covered at length.

Nikon finally acknowledged the problem by releasing an official service advisory back in February, but no solution was given other than basically telling users to try self-cleaning with a standard blower, and have an official repair center take a look if that still doesn’t work.

Photoshop summary of large dust particles from 20 D600 sensors put together by Roger Cicala

Photoshop summary of large dust particles from 20 D600 sensors put together by Roger Cicala

From the little information we have so far about the D610, it seems that Nikon will release it for the sole purpose of fixing this problem. It’s similar to what the company did with the SB-910 flash when the SB-900 was overheating — no major improvements, just fixing a problem.

The other camera body Nikon is rumored to be announcing alongside the D610 is the D5300, which will also be a minor upgrade. The D5300 will likely add a few small features that the D5200 doesn’t have. No word yet on what those features might be, but Nikon Rumors believes they might include built-in WiFi and GPS.

(via Nikon Rumors)


Image credit: Photo illustration based on Nikon D600 by dantaylorphotography