The Nikon D610 and D810 are officially listed as discontinued

Dec 6, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Dec 6, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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According to the Nikon Japan website, both the Nikon D610 and Nikon D810 DSLRs have now been officially moved over to the discontinued list. Rumours of the D610 not seeing a replacement model go back as far as last December, and with it being added to the discontinued list now without a new model being announced, it looks like this is the end of the line for the D6x0 series bodies.

The Nikon D810 has also been discontinued, which isn’t much of a surprise. While the D810 is still a pretty formidable camera, many have switched the D850 or the Z7 (essentially a mirrorless continuation of that line), so dropping it is pretty logical in this case.

Both cameras have had a pretty good run, though. The Nikon D610 was hurriedly released in 2013 to replace the debacle that was the Nikon D600, released the previous year. The D600 was subject to a number of service advisories and recalls, with many D600 owners receiving D610 bodies in return after shipping their D600 off to Nikon for repair after the Chinese government ordered Nikon to stop selling the D600.

The Nikon D810 was released in 2014 and was seen as a rather nice update to 2012’s D800, and to this day remains a popular choice for many photographers, particularly landscape and astrophotographers. While not currently showing as discontinued in other parts of the world, neither Amazon nor B&H have any new models in stock, offering only used or refurbished units.

Likewise, the Nikon D610 is only available used on Amazon, although B&H does have some new units available in a heavily discounted kit including the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S lens, the MB-D14 grip and WU-1B WiFi adapter. It’s listed as a “Cyber Week” deal, with an $1,100 reduction, bringing it down to around $900, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this price sticks until they sell out of stock to free up space on the shelves.

So, it probably won’t be long before the rest of Nikon’s global sites catch up and also list it as discontinued.

With rumours of a D750 replacement on the way, that should keep the entry-level full-frame DSLR customers happy. But with the lack of dual card slots in Nikon’s current range of mirrorless cameras, the D810 might prove to be quite popular in the used market for many working photographers looking to pick up a higher resolution body.

[via Nikon Rumors]

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16 responses to “The Nikon D610 and D810 are officially listed as discontinued”

  1. Jasper Shadloo Avatar
    Jasper Shadloo

    I own both ?

  2. John Wojciechowski Avatar
    John Wojciechowski

    The replacement cameras don’t seem any better.

  3. Daniel Bksz Avatar
    Daniel Bksz

    I wonder why d810 had to be discontinued. Since I have it I got d850 and z6 and tried many other cameras too. Nothing beats it. Plus not even mentioning that I own a nikon 200f2 that worth shit on anything after the d810. Very upsetting for me. New sensors in the make and they’re not considering the old lenses even if otherwise they’re superb.

    1. John Aldred Avatar
      John Aldred

      It’s a five and a half year old camera. They probably haven’t even made spare parts for it for at least the last 2 years.

    2. Rylan Sharpe Avatar
      Rylan Sharpe

      Daniel Bksz I am curious, how does a d810 our perform a d850?

    3. Daniel Bksz Avatar
      Daniel Bksz

      Rylan Sharpe by using them both. But I wrote the reason in my post too.

    4. Ruben Viegas Avatar
      Ruben Viegas

      Daniel Bksz I had an 850 and sold it… that AF is not that good… for me it’s awful and yes I can confirm the “prob” you have with lenses…

    5. Rylan Sharpe Avatar
      Rylan Sharpe

      Interesting. I have different experience. Sorry to hear this.

  4. Les Hassell Avatar
    Les Hassell

    Replaced my D700 with a D610… horrible mistake.

    1. Juan Amieva Avatar
      Juan Amieva

      I have both, same sensor, a bit better AF in d700 i guess and a horrible LiveView in d700 and no video, but for photography a beast… the best now in the budget is d750

  5. Jim Stone Avatar
    Jim Stone

    Two of the four reasons are arguably directly related to everyone having a camera on their phones. “Interest is waning” because, well, people already have a camera in their pocket that takes adequate photos. And the social media one also is affected by this same thing.

  6. Ho Yin Lee Avatar
    Ho Yin Lee

    The d610 is a very good camera better than xpro3 most underrated camera ever

  7. Hulea Mihai-Marius Avatar
    Hulea Mihai-Marius

    The d610 is probably one of the best Nikon camera I’ve ever used with an image quality far better than even more expensive models. Too bad it’s discontinued! ?

  8. Grin Cadorna Avatar
    Grin Cadorna

    It’s 2019 and I’m still using d700 .always remember they are just a tool to master it

  9. Richard Joseph Avatar
    Richard Joseph

    They were still making it?!

  10. Tyler Brown Avatar
    Tyler Brown

    My D800E still get the job done and has never disappointed