Rated 4 out of 5 by 46
Rated 5 out of 5 by CollegeProf2015 Very happy with D610
After many years of using 35-mm film SLR's, I bought a Nikon D40 and, later, a D3300. Some nice photos were taken with both of those DX cameras, but, as a dyed-in-the-wool 35-mm film camera person, I felt something was missing. The full-frame D610 has largely brought back a familiar 35-mm look to my photos.
I really like this camera. I feel more like I am shooting with a 35-mm camera on steroids. (I occasionally still shoot film for old times' sake.) The camera feels good in my hands, and the photo quality is top-notch. Even though I considered a more expensive Nikon, I am very happy with the D610. For my purposes, the D610 is a great fit.
I have included photos shot with the D610 using a Nikkor 50-mm f/1.8D prime lens. The photos of insects were cropped from NEF/RAW files in DxO OpticsPro10 software. The photo of the church is a jpeg image straight from the D610 with no additional processing or cropping.
August 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Muttiblus Made the change from DX to FX
I have a trip to YNP coming up. I am not comfortable manipulating a flash and capturing the ambience, and I'm starting to get into astrophotograpy. I wanted decreased noise with higher ISO, full frame capabilities, and overall better image quality. I got it with the D610.
Slight learning curve figuring out the controls which are a little different that my D5100, but it feels familiar. I found my way easily enough.
If I didn't have a special trip coming up I probably would have waited to splurge and continue to hone my skills on the D5100. But...
I am so happy with the D610. I. Like. This. Camera.
I was surprised at the weight of the FX -- it is solid. I saved my D5100 for my daughter/backup and got it out the other day and it feels like a toy. My arms got tired with the 300mm zoom lens when holding it up to record a video :-D
I think I will have this body for a LONG time. I will invest in lenses.
June 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by VHG0717 Great Investment/Upgrade
I have been shooting with a D5100 for 3 years, and I loved it; but now that I just upgraded to this D610, I cannot explained the improvement on the pictures. Great product! Excellent Quality.
April 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alexandria Quality Images at an affordable price
I started out with the D5100. I went to college to learn photography, but I still consider myself a serious enthusiast rather than a total professional. While I was in school, we learned on the Nikon D90. The main reason for switching from DX to FX is the sensor. I was skeptical about purchasing the D610 because of the reviews on this site. However, after a few of the more recent reviews were up, I went ahead and got the D610. I was amazed! For one, my D5100 crapped out at ISO 400-600. I noticed it when I was shooting outdoor sports last year. The sun would go down just a tad and I would have to bump up my ISO. Instant Grain. It was horrible.Then I was put into a few indoor situations where lighting was very poor. I was using my 50mm 1.8 with it wide open and still had grainy photos because I was still having to bump up my ISO. I had enough. This camera can take photos up to ISO 6400 with still barely any grain. It performs very well in low light situations. I know that the glass you choose is a major factor in your shots, but I've used zoom lenses, prime lenses and old school manual lenses on this camera. The quality is amazing. You won't be disappointed with this camera. The price is extremely fair. I would say if you're a serious enthusiast/hobbyist that is looking to get into the full frame world, this is the perfect camera. If you feel like you need a little more, I've heard excellent things about the D750. However, for me, the D750 was not worth the extra $800 or so dollars. I have been putting that money I saved into upgrading to FX glass. You can still use your DX glass on this camera, but there is a DX mode with a crop factor. I've taken photos with my 40mm Micro Nikkor that have turned out very well on this camera. I would recommend this camera to anyone. I have not had a single issue with the camera. Get it while it's at a great price!! It does take a little bit of getting used to if you switch from a camera that doesn't have the dials in the same place. A lot of the DX cameras have different dial modes for the settings. That was the hardest thing to get used to, but once I got used to it I realized how hard it was to control my camera in manual on the D5100. It's much easier to change my shutter speed and aperture on the D610.
March 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gnad Great FX DSLR
This is a great camera and its price is about right on what it offers. Techincally, this camera is what most people need with decent FX lens for photography or the ones that take "photography seriously."
March 5, 2015