The Nikon D610 is one fantastic and budget-conscious enthusiast DSLR camera. It is packed with amazing features to produce outstanding image quality. It’s not an upgrade of D600 though it fixes earlier complaints. This beginner enthusiast camera fixes the oft-lamented sensor dust and oil spots issue which was affecting the D600.
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Nikon D610: Price
It comes with a new shutter mechanism, and modest speed boosts. The Nikon D610 does burst shooting test at 5.9fps. With a quitter continuous shutter release mode, you will love this when taking shots at a wedding. It also appeals to event shooters and nature photographers.
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Nikon D610: Image Sensor
It has a 35mm full-frame CMOS image sensor which was originally meant for its predecessors. The Nikon D610 comes with an effective resolution of 24.3 megapixels. This entry-level DSLR also operates at 10.5 megapixels in an APS-C crop mode. It happens only when you use DX lenses. Its optical low-pass filter helps optimize sharpness when shooting HD video.
Nikon D610: Body and Design
The Nikon D610 is made with magnesium alloy on top and on the rear panels. It is the same material used on the optional handgrip. The other parts of the body are made from a plastic material. This entry-level enthusiast camera features moisture and dust-resistant seals and gaskets. These offer to weatherproof as provided by the Nikon D800.
Nikon D610: Optical Viewfinder
This beginner enthusiast DSLR comes with eye-level pentaprism viewfinder. It has ˜0.7x magnification, and its eyepoint is 20.6mm. When in FX-format mode, the coverage on Nikon D610 is approximately 100% horizontally and vertically.
It has an LCD display on the rear with a 3.2-inch diagonal view. The display gives wide viewing angles and has a maximum resolution of 921,600 dots. Just like other entry-level DSLRs, the Nikon D610 has a backlit monochrome LCD. Changing settings is a breeze without draining the battery.
Nikon D610: Videos
The Nikon D610 can shoot cinema quality video. It can capture at either Full HD 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720-pixel resolution. Get full manual exposure control which allows you tweak aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Your creative vision will be brought to life. With a dedicated Movie button, start or stop video capture at any moment. You can also do that with remote control.
Nikon D610: Specifications
|MSRP||$1999/£1799.99/€2499.99 (body only), $2599/£2299.99/€2499 (with 24-85mm F3.5-4.5 lens)|
|Body type||Mid-size SLR|
|Body material||Magnesium alloy top and rear, polycarbonate front-plate|
|Max resolution||6016 x 4016|
|Other resolutions||4512 x 3008, 3936 x 2624, 3008 x 2008, 3008 x 1688, 2944 x 1968|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||25 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)|
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Color filter array||Primary Color Filter|
|ISO||100 – 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 – 25600 with boost)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||50|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||25600|
|White balance presets||12|
|Custom white balance||Yes (4)|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal, Basic|
|Optics & Focus|
|Number of focus points||39|
|Lens mount||Nikon F|
|Focal length multiplier||1×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD monitor|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentaprism)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Built-in flash||Yes (Pop-up)|
|Flash range||12.00 m (at ISO 100)|
|External flash||Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain|
|Flash X sync speed||1/200 sec|
|Continuous drive||6.0 fps|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||(2, 3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)|
|WB Bracketing||Yes (2 or 3 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 mired)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps)|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC x 2 slots|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (Mini Type C)|
|Wireless notes||Wu-1b mobile adapter|
|Remote control||Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )|
|Environmentally sealed||Yes (Water and dust resistant)|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||900|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||850 g (1.87 lb / 29.98 oz)|
|Dimensions||141 x 113 x 82 mm (5.55 x 4.45 x 3.23″)|
Nikon D610: Conclusion
While the Nikon D610 is an outstanding camera capable of capturing lots of detail in photographs with rich tones, decent exposure and nice colors.
Those photographers who are not bound by a stash of lenses to Nikon may instead feel tempted to invest in the Canon camera. It does not have the same pixel count as the D610, less AF points (11) and a slower overall continuous shooting rate (4.5fps), but it is still highly capable, delivers excellent images and has built-in Wi-Fi and GPS technologies.
Current D600 owners are responsible for having worked their way around the issue of the dirty sensor and are unlikely to be tempted by the D610. However, those looking for their first full-frame (FX) Nikon camera will discover that the D610 is a perfect option.
Although the D610 does not resolve more detail than the D7100 ($1,147/£839), it has a higher dynamic range and a better signal-to-noise ratio due to its wider photosites. This ensures that it creates clearer pictures and a wider tonal range. The FX sensor also ensures that it is easier to reduce field depth to blur backgrounds (and foregrounds) and lenses in the FX-format display their maximum range. However, these advantages do not come cheap.