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Leaked Set of Nikon D610 Specs Exactly the Same as the D600′s

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Last month, we reported on a rumor that Nikon’s upcoming D610 DSLR will simply be a D600 clone that fixes the sensor speck issue that some owners grumbled about a while back. Now, a newly leaked set of camera specs seems to confirm that initial report.

Nikon Rumors has published a “first set” of D610 specifications it received from a source. They’re “100% identical” with the current D600, NR writes.

Existing D600 will instantly recognize the attributes of their own camera in the list: a 24.3MP full frame sensor, an ISO range of 100-6400, 39 AF points with 9 cross type, 100% viewfinder coverage, HD video recording, a 3.2-inch 921K-dot LCD screen, and dimensions of 141x113x82mm.

Although there is still the possibility that the camera will introduce new fixes and improvements, the identical size and specs suggests that we may simply be seeing a re-release of the D600 with a fixed/improved shutter assembly.

(via Nikon Rumors)


 
 
  • 42323423432

    is a oily sensor included?

    nikon tries to win users with megapixels but has a bad manufacturing process.
    i remember there where grave issues with the D5000 too.

  • harumph

    “…a re-release of the D600 with a fixed/improved shutter assembly.”

    I don’t know how accurate that is. Nikon has never confirmed that there was any fault with the shutter assembly. It’s not likely that they’re going to fix/improve anything that can’t actually be blamed for the problem in the first place. The D600 was polluted during assembly. They came shipped full of debris, which (in my copy, at least) diminished with use until it was gone. It looks like the D610 is simply going to be an uncontaminated D600. There’s nothing yet to indicate that there will be anything different about the mechanics.

  • Leonardo Abreu

    I hope this is true!

  • Jonathan Maniago

    It seems to me that they could use some more thorough QA testing.

    Incidentally, is Nikon the only company constantly suffering from issues like this? The only other camera complaint I’ve often heard about is Canon’s S100 lens error.

  • iowapipe

    I think what irks people – regardless of the source of the problem – is that it seems to be a way to get out of doing the right thing for owners of the 600. I had a problem with a Sony TV years ago and instead of calling it a ‘flaw’ in the series, they issued a ‘white paper’ addressing people’s observation and saying they will eventually grow accustomed to and no longer notice the flaw. (and not fixing it under warranty) I didn’t buy a Sony product for a very long time after.

  • harumph

    Yeah, it irks me too. I mean, my dust issue is gone, but the resale/trade-in value of my camera is damaged forever. Unlike most Nikon products, I’m never going to get a fair trade-in value for this now.

  • iowapipe

    ahhh, I hadn’t thought about that aspect. Interesting point.

  • thomas

    soon they will be making D610 stickers to replace the D600 stickers. I own a D70 and about 9 months after they came out with the D70s nothing changed excempt the firmware.

  • David Portass

    does anyone else think the D610 is an entirely pointless release since they have already fixed the fault they denied existed? The D600 I bought in April was from a later batch and no problems at all

  • wilmark johnatty

    Im never buying Nikon! – It seems like they think their customers are idots – regardless of how much DR or great their new technology is.

  • Mistur

    Smoke and mirrors.

  • David Portass

    unfortunately their technology doesn’t seam that great any more. The biggest reason I haven’t switched to Canon is because I prefer the feel of Nikon and proper fast dual memory card slots for mirror recording. Would have loved the D600/800 to have the low light capabilities of the 5D3

  • wilmark johnatty

    Once upon a time I was considering the D800 along side my 5D3, even to invest in some nikon wide angle glass for landscape and backup but this is one of debacles that changed my mind.

  • Spider- Man

    spec it up to the d7100 and I will buy…

  • mere

    with the new nex FF prepare to sink nikon;-)

  • marcos

    The Nikon Mpx revamp has only really happened this year, Canon were winning the mega pix war until recently. However, all makers of electronics are guilty of releasing products that are just revamps. I haven’t suffered from the bad manufacturing process. in fact I think I think Nikon cameras have really good build quality, certainly up there with the best. A lot was made of the D600 problem but … that story has been told.

    Personally, I don’t want more resolution, I want a bigger viewfinder without having to pay a fortune. What makes cheaper slrs better then mirror less? Very little except for the user experience, (I have big hands so cant really use small body’s that well) flexibility of different photography needs, at present mirror less cant compete with wildlife/sports and most importantly the feel of looking through a lens. So stop the Mpx war and give me good viewfinders on cheap slrs! oh and metering on old NIkkors, oh and I have no reason to upgrade my 5100 except, yes a viewfinder! That’s one of the most important things in photography.

  • superduckz

    I absolutely loved my D5100 and now my 7100. I don’t feel any need to move to full frame but if I did I would bite the bullet and go over to Canon. NOT because of any ant technical issues that “I” have experienced but because of what the perception is doing to re-sale values. Fair? probably not. But perception is reality in the market place.

  • Kyle Sanders

    The D70s had a larger screen and a wired remote socket – I remember being quite confused as to why I couldn’t find a place to plug in a “d70 remote” on my d70 until discovering that subtle improvement.

  • Angry Bird

    That’s exactly what I was thinking! I bought my Dust600 in September last year at 1999 euro for the body. Only 4 months later prices dropped at 1700 euro and now regular price is 1500 euro. That’s a price drop of 500 euro in one year.

    Add to that the oil/dust problem, the launch of the D610, and my camera has become completely worthless!

    If the rumor of the D610 is true, I think all D600 owners should unite and claim a replacement of their infected camera !

    That’s what I’m gonna do in anyway.

    Man oh man, I am so angry at Nikon! grrrrrrrr

  • harumph

    Nah, I think the $3000 price tag puts the NEX in another buyer category. Despite the dust issues, the D600 is an amazing camera, and it’s low price tag is even more amazing. If they keep the price and eliminate the dust issue, then the D610 will still be relevant for while to come. If Sony were able to price the full frame NEX under $2k, then it might be a different story. But that’s not going to happen.

  • Zos Xavius

    Pentax now has full 100% coverage pentaprism viewfinders on all of their cameras. Their viewfinders are fairly large for aps-c too. If you want better viewfinders and metering on all AI lenses you need to step up to a D7000 or better. For what used D7000s are going for, I’d be all over one if I only had a 5100.

  • harumph

    It’s funny how the D800′s autofocus defect only caused a fraction of the uproar that the D600 dust issue caused.

  • Ned Gerblansky

    And the LCD, and the flash, and the battery…

  • Joven

    I, too, bought a D600 not too long after launch (Oct 2012), and I wouldn’t say that it’s worthless. I’ve cleaned the sensor twice since (cleaned it myself), and I got photos with it that I wouldn’t have been able to get with my D5100.

    Not to mention that the D600 will still work even after the D610 is released. I didn’t buy the D600 with resale in mind. If you did, then that’s your fault.

  • Angry Bird

    Don’t get me wrong, I agree that it is an amazing camera with an amazing FF sensor. And when you’re shooting at the wide f range, you will not even notice the black spots. But if, like me, you are making partly a living of high detailed macro photography, with f stop range 32 and higher, forget it !

    I had my sensor cleaned 3 times by Nikon Professional Services. After a couple of hundred shots: voilà, spots are back in all their glory on the same side of the frame. It’s than that resale comes in mind.

    And what’s making me angry is that Nikon keeps telling me that if you change lenses the sensor is sensible to dust, and it is not a production fault.

    Yeah sure, I’m in photography for 35 years (always Nikon btw), I really can tell the difference between the occasional dust coming in from outside the camera, or the big fat black spots on my sensor that come from somewhere inside the camera.

    Nikon should recognize they have (or had) a huge QC problem and take care of their customers more seriously!

  • so unprofessional

    this photo is edited. look at the 1 at D610 clearly and you’ll see that there is a oval foreground.

    sheesh. can you guys confirm or check if it’s true before you start posting anything?

  • Cinekpol

    Nikon’s ridiculous. It’s not the first time when similar issue happens, yet they always insist on pretending that there is no issue. I don’t feel like I can recommend Nikon to anyone these days. Not with a behavior like that.

  • Cinekpol

    Pentax got oil sensor issues as well, only Pentax actually behaved like a fair company and offered free of charge fix to the problem.
    Canon got light leak issue on 5D mk III, but they also offered free of charge fix for the issue.
    Only f**** Nikon pretends nothing happen. Idiots.

  • Cinekpol

    o_O lol. Why would they? Nex FF will be tiny body with no lenses. Good for street photography or some toying with adapters, but that’s pretty much all.

  • Joven

    What’s your shutter count? I also agree that Nikon should have just owned up to it and made nice with the current user base, b/c releasing a new camera isn’t going to change the lack of trust that people have. Canon owned up to their black AF point issues and other issues, but Nikon would rather sweep it under the rug.

    I primarily shoot youth sports and landscapes for fun, so I was already over 6k shutter actuations before cleaning my sensor.

  • zaakir

    sounds like Glock, they do the same thing.

  • easyfix

    1.36x magnifier on apsc makes viewfinder roughly the same size as full frame. I have on from e bay that was about $40, the brand is tenpa.

  • Carsten Schlipf

    Since Nikon is supposed to have fixed the issues with current revisions of the D600 this does not make much sense? Maybe a D600 without alias filter, similar to the D810?

  • Zos Xavius

    Just learn to clean the sensor yourself. Its not that hard. This is a non-issue after several cleanings.

  • Jordan Butters

    What is a D810?

  • Jordan Butters

    It’s a rumour and leaked specs – of course the image is edited. They didn’t say it wasn’t.

  • Carsten Schlipf

    Oops! I’ve meant the D800E. OK, you got me. I am shooting Canon and my comment is pointless.

  • Anthony Woodruffe

    I bought my D600 in June this year. I’ve done about 10,000 clicks so far and no dust problems. Apparently the issue has been fixed since January. Nikon has offered D600 owners free servicing if they notice a problem. which is covered by warranty. (it’s why manufacturers offer a warranty to repair faulty equipment) However; my personal opinion is the problem could not be identified to a specific batch. Some owners had the problem others not. Many people, many of which didn’t even own the camera have turned the issue into some behemoth monster, making manner people think every camera is fault. I feel Nikon has had no other option but to put the camera to bed no thanks to the internet trolls. I do feel that this will cause a lot of ill feeling from current D600 owners and I believe they have genuine grounds to seek compensation should Nikon discontinue the D600 model.

  • Jonnymooshoo

    Here’s hoping they also spread out those AF points. If they do this may very well be my next camera.

  • Carlos

    The Nikon should change shutter plus the focus system. It is too small for the viewfinder area. Very difficult to focuse at the thirds!!!

  • Danielle

    It hasn’t been fixed since April because I bought one and have the issue. The only reason I bought it is because I thought it wa fixed but I’m gonna be pissed if they don’t compensate us when the 610 comes out. But I feel like we as users have no rights. What can we even do about this?!

  • David Portass

    Must have just been lucky in the batch I got then, very bad it happened in the first place and even worse that Nikon didn’t own up to the poor QC. You should be able to send yours in to be sorted though at no cost (other than postage), not brilliant I know.

    Since they have apparently fixed it I would rather them keep it as D600, people are still buying them and focus on making a real D700 replacement.

  • Nik

    Then why didn’t they just leave the D600 name the same? Why rename it to D610?

  • kristie

    This REALLY ticks me off. I just bought my D600 less than one year ago (thought that by the time I purchased mine the oil issue would be corrected), but nope – mine is full of spots that won’t go away with a simple cleaning. I’m leaving it for now, since I typically shoot under f6, but it really makes me angry that instead of offering assistance to D600 owners, or offering straight out free part replacements/repairs, they put out a whole new camera that DOESN’T have the issue and change the name. So now I’ll never be able to trade in my D600 for close to what it’s worth. Darn – I KNEW I should have gone with Canon from the get-go. *^%$$#&!

  • Kris

    I buy a lot of major purchases with re-sale in mind. Those that do NOT should probably re-consider. ;)

  • Kris

    Nikon treats it’s customers as though they are stupid.

  • Joven

    Those making major purchases of ELECTRONICS with resale in mind should reconsider ;).

  • wer

    What “grave” issues were with the D5000? Early bodies had a faulty component in the power circuit. Nikon recalled those and fixed them free of charge. Better look up the definition of grave.

  • David Leung

    Did they fire the D600 shutter design team?

  • http://spicyincstudio.com SpicyIncStudio

    I just bought my D600 40 days ago. And this sucks! Like for really? Not happy with Nikon right now.