Nikon surprised us earlier today by announcing a new feature-packed HD-SLR camera that supports FX-formats. Enter the Nikon D610, the company's latest flagship camera that borrows much of its specs from the popular Nikon D600. Nikon says that the image quality of the Nikon D610 is rivaled only by the pricey Nikon D800. This makes the camera a viable option for FX-format photographers.
It features a 24.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, and is supported by Nikon's EXPEED 3 image processing engine, which presumably produces crisp and vivid colors that only Nikon can deliver. Professional photographers will also love the ISO range of the Nikon D610, which ranges from 100 to 6,400. It also supports automatic white balance (AWB), a 39-point AF system, and "Scene Recognition System."
As for the shutter, users can expect 6 frames-per-second (fps) and there's also a new "Quiet Continuous Shutter Mode" that shoots a discreet 3 frames per second. The Nikon D610 dons a 3.2-inch high-resolution LCD screen and can accommodate a maximum of two SD memory cards. Everything is then topped with a with dust and moisture-resistant design that is perfect for the outdoors.
Nikon is selling the D610 this month at $1999.95 minus the lens. You'll have to fork $2599.95 to include the AF-S NIKKOR 24-85MM F/3.5-4.5G ED VR Lens. If you want more, there's also a bundled kit that includes an AF-S NIKKOR 28-300MM F/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens, a 32GB Class 10 memory card, and laptop bag, all for $3049.95.