Nikon D610 or D4

4 months 3 days ago #652196 by Quphand
I have been waiting for the D610 camera to be announced for quite some time, and now that I am about to jump on it, I have been offered a used D4 in very good condition at a "reasonable" price.

I am not one to abuse my equipment and was wondering whether any of you could help with my decision!

I currently use a D7000 which has the same 6fps the D610 offers and it AF's with 7 points up to f8 which is good as I only generally use the 9 central focus points on my camera

Not sure I actually need a D4 as I have never used one, but will the better AF system and higher FPS provide me with better images?

Thanks for your help


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4 months 2 days ago #652209 by garyrhook
Um, the D610 has been available for years (since 2013), and is about to be discontinued. So I'm confused by your opening statement.

That said, you don't mention intent, nor budget. Why does FPS matter to you?

The D4 is fine, the D4S is superior, especially in the areas of AF and low light. But it's also $2500 used.

All that said, a new camera isn't going to result in better images. You will result in better images when your skills improve. If there's a technique you wish to use, but can't, then a new body can enable that.

Larger sensors can provide some advantages for basic image quality. But aside from basic image quality due to ISO, and somewhat better data capture, I don't think it's a good thing to place too much expectation on the camera itself.

There are rumors of the D760 coming out this year, and the D750 price is currenlty pretty low, and the same as the D610. I've never heard any D750 owner express regret over their purchase.


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4 months 2 days ago #652213 by fmw
Amen.  It isn't about the camera.  It is about the person behind it.  Use what you have.  It is more than plenty.


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4 months 2 days ago #652214 by Nikon Shooter

Quphand wrote: I am not one to abuse my equipment…


…then, you don't need the D4 that's begging for it as
it is one camera that will outperform your ambitions.

I would suggest you consider extending your lens kit
to possibly greater good and lower investment costs.

Light is free… capturing it is not!

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