I have an old D40x that I am looking to replace. I can’t decide whether to get a D5500 or spend the extra on a D610. Which would you recommend? Jan-Olov Andersson, via email
Jason says... The D5500, which we cover in some detail in this issue’s Big Test (see page 122) is a very capable camera and certainly a step up from the D40x. It has a much higher resolution sensor and a more powerful, advanced processor. And as it’s a DX-format body, you’ll still be able to use any DX lenses that you have, without having to spend even more on lens upgrades. However, the D610 is in a different class. It’s a full-frame body with better build quality and more advanced features, and it’ll also enable you to make the most of top-grade lenses.
A top-down view of the D610 reveals enthusiast-level extras, including a top-panel LCD, user-defined shooting modes and advanced drive modes, all of which are missing in the D5500