Since picking up my Nikon D610 in October 2015 I have been meaning to do a Nikon D610 review during a sunrise or sunset to experiment and really check out how well the camera works and how it handles dark shadow areas.
I met Dave down on Muizenberg Beach on Saturday morning. The good news about going down to photograph a sunrise in Cape Town’s winter is the sun only rises at around 7:45!
I’m really impressed with how the Nikon D610 handles shadow areas when pulling out details later when post processing. The dynamic range is impressive too. Being able to pull detail out of a dark shadow area without loosing a lot of quality or experiencing horrible noise is a major advantage.
The Nikon D610 is the replacement of the popular Nikon D600 which suffered from oil drops on the sensor. The Nikon D610 was first introduced in 2013 and is four tiers down from the Nikon D5 which is Nikon’s flagship FX camera. The Nikon D610 comes as the replacement just after a year that the D600 was introduced. The D610 is effectively the same as the D600 but offers a slightly higher frame rate and no oil on the sensor! The D610 is a weather-sealed, is a full frame camera, and has an effective 24,3 megapixels, with an ISO range from ISO 100 to 6400. The Nikon D610 also offers video recording at 1080P, which is a nice addition. The burst rate with the Nikon D610 is impressive to at 6 frames-per-second. Another thing the D610 has which is useful is dual SD card slots. You can set the two cards to perform various functions such as using one card slot for backups, or to have JPEGs on one card and RAW files on the other.