Updated (October, 2013): Compare the Nikon D610 vs Nikon D800

Nikon D610

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Nikon D610

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Nikon D700

84

Nikon D700

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D610

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,980 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
94.0
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Storage slots
More storage slots
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Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D610

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Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 94.0 vs 80.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 2,980 ISO vs 2,303 ISO
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The D610 has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
True resolution Much higher true resolution 24.2 MP vs 12.1 MP
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Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Dynamic range More dynamic range 14.2 EV vs 12.2 EV
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2 f-stops more dynamic range
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Color depth Better color depth 25.1 bits vs 23.5 bits
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Distinguishes 1.6 more bits of color
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 5 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Weight Lighter 850 g vs 1,074 g
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More than 20% lighter
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 300 ms vs 400 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Size Slightly smaller 141x113x82 mm vs 147x123x77 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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Advantages of the Nikon D700

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Shutter lag Less shutter lag 197 ms vs 260 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 15 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Focus points More focus points 51 vs 39
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.72x vs 0.70x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 1000 shots vs 900 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.2"
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Around 10% thinner
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        similarities

        Compared to recent DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Low light performance Relatively low noise at high ISO Help
        D610:2,980 ISO
        D700:2,303 ISO
        Sensor size Very large sensors Help
        D610:Full frame 35.9x24.0mm
        D700:Full frame 36.0x23.9mm
        Viewfinder size Above average viewfinder size Help
        D610:0.70x
        D700:0.72x
        Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
        Shoot in extreme weather
        Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
        D610:300 ms
        D700:400 ms
        Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
        Pentaprism
        Focus points Many focus points Help
        D610:39
        D700:51
        Built-in focus motor Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
        Autofocuses with more lenses
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        External flash not needed
        Weight Heavy Help
        D610:850 g
        D700:1,074 g
        Size Large Help
        D610:141x113x82 mm
        D700:147x123x77 mm
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        6,400 ISO
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur

        Compared to recent pro DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
        25,600 ISO
        GPS No built-in GPS Help
        Missing geo-tagging
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        D610:6 fps
        D700:5 fps
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        D610:921k dots
        D700:922k dots

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

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        Nikon D750

        Nikon D750

        Pro DSLR

        $2,297 body only

        $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $947 body only

        $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
        Sensor size Has a significantly smaller sensor
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Canon EOS 6D

        Canon EOS 6D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,598 - $1,899 body only

        $2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
        Nikon D600

        Nikon D600

        Pro DSLR

        $1,360 - $1,410 body only

        $1,550 with 50mm lens

        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D800

        Nikon D800

        Pro DSLR

        $2,999 - $3,160 body only

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon D810

        Nikon D810

        Pro DSLR

        $3,297 body only

        $3,830 with 50mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Pro DSLR

        $3,399 body only

        $3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Nikon D610 Competitors

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        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D610.

        Nikon D700 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D700.

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        Yerbol (10:45 PM, November 05, 2013)
        Dear experts! I am a Nikon D90 user and wish to upgrade to full frame. I have found used D700 in mint condition 5600 clicks and can get it for $1700. Now D610 was anounced for $2000. D600 is not in my list due to debris on sensor from shutter mechanism. D800 got many pixels and I do not need them. Shall I get D700 mint condition or wait till December-January and get D610?