Nikon D610 versus D7200

D610 VS D7200

  • D610

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  • D7200

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waloshin

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What camera is better for landscape, portrait, architecture photography as well as video?

I hear the D610 has a moire issue which may cause problems with video quality?

Though, on the other side the D610 has better dynamic range and low light performance.
 

Apple fanboy

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The D610 has a full frame sensor, so with the right glass, will give you a better image.
What lenses do you have or intend to get?
In terms of video, I'm not really able to advise as I don't do it.
 

waloshin

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The D610 has a full frame sensor, so with the right glass, will give you a better image.
What lenses do you have or intend to get?
In terms of video, I'm not really able to advise as I don't do it.
I currently have the 18 -55 kit lens, 50mm F 1.8G, 35 mm F1.8G plan to get the 85mm in the future or any competing lens' that may be cheaper/better quality.
 

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So your 50 mm and 35 mm are both good lenses. If the camera price is comparable I'd go with the full frame. I have a D750 and D7100 and I enjoy them both. But to be honest they are both good cameras. I doubt you would see much difference between them in real terms.
 

waloshin

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So your 50 mm and 35 mm are both good lenses. If the camera price is comparable I'd go with the full frame. I have a D750 and D7100 and I enjoy them both. But to be honest they are both good cameras. I doubt you would see much difference between them in real terms.
Okay thank you. I am upgrading from a Nikon D40 so I am sure I will see a major difference, though, probably not much between the D610 and D7100.
 

jerwin

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Nikon manufactures a line of DX lenses that won't work with a larger full frame or FX camera.
Among these are a 35mm f1.8, and a 18-55mm f3.5-f5.6. The 50mm f1.8 lens will work on the D610, though,
 

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Nikon manufactures a line of DX lenses that won't work with a larger full frame or FX camera.
Among these are a 35mm f1.8, and a 18-55mm f3.5-f5.6. The 50mm f1.8 lens will work on the D610, though,
Pretty sure you can select DX mode on my D750 to use the 35mm. I would assume the D610 would be the same. But 35 mm on a crop sensor is a 52.5mm so why would you bother? Sell or trade the 35mm towards that 85mm IMO.
 
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Pretty sure you can select DX mode on my D750 to use the 35mm. I would assume the D610 would be the same. But 35 mm on a crop sensor is a 52.5mm so why would you bother? Sell or trade the 35mm towards that 85mm IMO.
Your assumption is correct.
 

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You can use DX mode on the D610 but in DX mode the resolution drops to about 10 megapixel. If you use DX lenses in FX mode there is a danger of vingetting. I had these problems trying to use my Sigma 10-20 on the D750.

If you have DX lenses that you are happy with it might be more cost effective to stick with DX and get the D7200. That way you get the benefits of the higher resolution in the most up to date Nikon DX.
 
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jerwin

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One of the advantages of Full Frame is wide angle--a 24 mm lens (common enough) on a full frame is field of view equivalent to an 16 mm on a DX (somewhat of a rarity). If this sort of thing is important to you, go for a D610.
 

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One of the advantages of Full Frame is wide angle--a 24 mm lens (common enough) on a full frame is field of view equivalent to an 16 mm on a DX (somewhat of a rarity). If this sort of thing is important to you, go for a D610.
You got that the wrong way round. A 16mm on a crop sensor would be the equivalent of 24mm.
 
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jerwin

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Ah..

To get the same wide angle shots that would be possible on a D610, with a 24mm, and there are many such lenses available, some cheap, some expensive.

you'd have to use a 16 mm lens on your D7200. And the selection is quite limited.

 

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Ah..

To get the same wide angle shots that would be possible on a D610, with a 24mm, and there are many such lenses available, some cheap, some expensive.

you'd have to use a 16 mm lens on your D7200. And the selection is quite limited.

That's clearer! My 14-24mm is plenty wide enough on my D750. On my D7100 I can use a 10.5mm Fisheye, but rarely do. I mostly have my telephoto attached so I can go from 70-300, to 105-450. One day I'll get a 500/600 mm prime for that D750!
 

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That's clearer! My 14-24mm is plenty wide enough on my D750. On my D7100 I can use a 10.5mm Fisheye, but rarely do. I mostly have my telephoto attached so I can go from 70-300, to 105-450. One day I'll get a 500/600 mm prime for that D750!
As an owner of a D610 & a D7100, there is a difference in image quality especially when using good glass. The full frame sensor really delivers when using high quality glass. You can actually see the difference in your pictures when using the same glass on both bodies. I would recommend going full frame!
 

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Both should do fine, but for your purposes the D610 is superior.

About the moire and aliasing:
All dslrs have this problem and the company mosaic makes a filter that gets rid of it. There are also very effective plugins for fcpx.

You might also want to consider a d7100. I heard the d7200 is not much of an upgrade.
 

waloshin

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Both should do fine, but for your purposes the D610 is superior.

About the moire and aliasing:
All dslrs have this problem and the company mosaic makes a filter that gets rid of it. There are also very effective plugins for fcpx.

You might also want to consider a d7100. I heard the d7200 is not much of an upgrade.
Is a new D610 worth $600 more than a refurbished D7100? The D610 would have a 2 year warranty but the D7100 wouldn't.

D610 - $1500 Canadian

D7100 - $900 Canadian
 
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mofunk

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Before you decide. The real difference between them outside of the FX cameras is the shutter and video capabilities. You should look at what you would use most and what you want more in the camera. For example my next camera I want to go full frame. I narrowed it down to the D610 and D750. What was the deciding factor for me was the D750 has a tilt screen and better video capture. Now I'm coming from a D90 which was the first Nikon to have video. Video imo is very tricky on a DSLR or maybe I haven't played with it much. However, in recent years I've been getting request to shoot video. I don't do it because the files are huge and takes up a lot of time editing.

Since your choices are D7100 and D610, think about what you want more in the camera. Full Frame or Crop sensor? I like using this site because they will way the pros and the cons in every review and compare them to models that the consumer might considering buying. Good luck.

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_D610/verdict.shtml
 

waloshin

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Thank you for your response.

I think I am going to grab a D7100 new for around $800 instead of buying the D610 for $1500. Then I can invest in some good glass and a good Flash.

I will buy a D6X0 in the future when I'm ready. I'm coming for a D40 so I know the D7100 will be much better.

Though will a Nikon 35-135mm f3.5-4.5 work well on the D7100?

Thanks
 

mofunk

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I would find one zoom lens that fits your shooting style or works with what you like to shoot and also get a prime lens. Either the 50mm or 35mm prime lens to start. I sold all of my DX zoom lenses and just shoot with my 50mm lens. If I need a zoom lens I rent the 24-70mm f/2.8 until I can purchase one. I shoot a lot of low light and without a flash.

If you like that range I would try to get one of the kits lenses like the 18-105mm or 24-120mm.
 

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