According to the latest rumblings Nikon is set to announce its new D610 within the next few weeks, likely on October 7th or 8th. The D610 is largely thought of as a slight of hand by Nikon to try and shake the bad rep that the D600 got with its sensor oil issues.

Recently leaked specifications from the D610 seemed to confirm that point of view because the only difference in the specs from the Nikon D600 to the D610, and remember this is a rumor so take it with a grain of salt, is a slightly improved frames per second of 6fps (up from 5.5 in the original D600).

Be on the look out for some more big D600 sales during the coming weeks, businesses will be trying to get rid of their stock before the D610 announcement kills D600 sales. If I am being honest though I would be all over a D600 if I could afford it, no need for a D610 in my opinion. They fixed the sensor oil issue, so unless there is a software or significant firmware change in the D610 that was not leaked in the specs then I see no reason to get a D610 over the Nikon D600. But that is just me.

What are your thoughts? Does this fool you at all? Let us know in the comments below. 

[via Nikon Rumors]