The Nikon D610 could be announced in just 2 weeks. The admin of Nikon Rumors reports that tips point to Nikon announcing the new camera on October 7 or 8, 2013. The D610 will be a revised version of the Nikon D600, brought to market to address concerns over the shutter mechanism causing oil spots to be deposited on the image sensor.
The new D610 is expected to have a new shutter mechanism, and is rumored to be able to shoot at 6 frames per second, rather than the current 5.5 frames of the D600. Other specifications of the camera are expected to be largely similar to the existing D600. Last week the D600 was removed from the minimum price policy (MAP) which signaled retailers to clear their inventory at unrestricted price.
We expect the retail price of the D610 to fall in line with the current D600 model, with a suggested retail price of $2095 US Dollars, and discounted to $1995 with instant rebate for the body-only version.
Since Nikon removed the D600 from its Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy, retailers are free to advertise the camera at lower than retail price. The first major discount has appeared at Samy’s Camera, who now offer brand new Nikon D600 for $1799 on its website at samys.com with full Nikon USA warranty. Also included is a free 180 LED light for both still and video, along with free shipping. Samys is an authorized Nikon dealer. The same discount was published in a major newspaper in the Southern California area, where Samys has five retail store locations.
Retailers are expected to lower the D600 to help clear inventory as rumors about a possible new Nikon D610 continue to develop. At this point, the new camera appears like it will be a minor update that will share most features with the existing D600.
Nikon D600 has been removed from the Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) list by Nikon. This is according to a rumor posted today on Nikon Rumors. Along with the D600, the Nikon D5100 has been removed from the list. This signals to retailers that they may freely advertise the D600 and D5100 at a lower than retail price. By removing the D600 from the MAP list, speculation is that a new Nikon D610 camera could be announced very soon. The camera could end the controversy over dust and oil issues that some D600 users have experienced. It could also mean new features are in the works, placing the D610 at the top of the Holiday wish list for many photography enthusiasts.
Adobe has announced a new program for current Photoshop users. With the move of Photoshop to the Creative Cloud, many photographers were upset with the requirement of high monthly subscription fees. Adobe has addressed this concern with a new offer: Photoshop Photography Program. You will get Lightroom 5.2 and Photoshop CC for $9.95 per month. Adobe claims this is not an introductory price and membership can be renewed in subsequent years. However, to qualify for this pricing, you must sign up by December 31, 2013 and be a registered user of Photoshop or Photoshop Extended CS3 or newer.
One benefit of Creative Cloud programs is you always have access to the latest features and updates for as long as you have an active membership. An additional benefit of the Photoshop Photography Program is 20GB of cloud storage for sharing files and collaborating with other users. Adobe is including a Behance ProSite to host your online portfolio website. Adobe Bridge CC is also included with membership.
To get the special Photoshop Photography Program pricing, you must agree to an annual commitment and monthly billing. Current Photoshop CC users can transition to the lower price, provided they own Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5 or CS6.