Nikon Digital SLR D610

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Overview

I AM LIFE IN FULL FRAME

24.3 Megapixels
FX format
Full (1080p) HD video

6 FPS
Instant Photo Sharing

Get ready for a new level of photography. With the Nikon D610, you have arrived at the gateway to FX-format shooting. With a remarkably compact and lightweight body, FX-format 24.3 megapixel sensor, fast 6fps continuous shooting and instant photo sharing capabilities, the Nikon D610 allows you to shoot professional images with ease.

Superior image quality

The 24.3 megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, EXPEED 3 image processor along with an ISO range of 100 to 6400 (expandable from 50 to 25,600) combine to deliver exceptional image quality.

Full frame coverage

With the D610, what you see is what you shoot, thanks to the glass prism optical viewfinder covering approx. 100% of the image area, so you can compose each shot exactly how you want.

Full HD video

Expand your creativity with the D610’s Full (1080p) HD video recording. The D610 offers two movie formats (FX and DX), Time-lapse photography, microphone and headphone inputs plus you can also review output live on external monitors and record uncompressed video via HDMI.

Want to share your pictures on the go?

Nikon Instant photo sharing

WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter

By using the WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter, you can transmit images from the D610 to a Wi-Fi equipped smart device# such as a smartphone or tablet, and share your images to social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter.

You can also shoot through your mobile device using the Live view function## of the D610, together with the use of the WU-1b.

The WU-1b is available separately for purchase.

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# Dedicated application is required. The application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store (free). Compatible OSs: Andoird 2.3 series (smartphone); Android 3.X series (tablet).
## Live view function is not compatible when shooting video remotely with the smart device.

Features List

24.3 Megapixel FX CMOS sensor

24.3 Megapixel FX CMOS sensor

EXPEED 3 image processor

EXPEED 3 image processor

Dual SD card slots

Dual SD card slots

Compatible with the WU-1b

Compatible with the WU-1b

Quiet shutter release mode

Quiet shutter release mode

Microphone and headphone inputs

Microphone and headphone inputs

Two area modes for Full (1080p) HD video

Two area modes for Full (1080p) HD video

Built-in HDR

Built-in HDR

FX format CMOS sensor

The Nikon D610’s innovative FX-format CMOS sensor, image-processing engine and lenses work together to deliver the exceptional quality you demand in your stills and videos. NIKKOR lenses help draw out the sensor’s full potential, achieving exquisite sharpness with minimized aberrations, all while rendering spectacular bokeh for a three-dimensional look that is more faithful to what your eyes see.

EXPEED 3

The D610 uses Nikon’s EXPEED 3, the same image-processing engine found in the D4 and D800 series, meaning it can swiftly manage the large data files that an FX-format sensor produces.

Picture Control

During image processing, Nikon’s original Picture Control technology makes it simple to tailor the individual look and feel of your stills and videos by fine-tuning their parameters using preset options. And with enhanced Auto White Balance accuracy for common shooting scenarios, the D610 reproduces colours as natural and precise as they look in reality.

Continuous shooting

The D610 boasts even faster continuous shooting than its predecessor, at up to approx. 6 fps* in both FX and DX formats.

* Based on CIPA Guidelines.

Qc shutter-release mode

The D610’s new Qc (quiet continuous) shutter-release mode reduces mirror noise while still offering up to 3 fps*, affording maximum discretion.

* Based on CIPA Guidelines.

7 focus points compatible with f/8

The D610’s AF system gives you absolute confidence when capturing moving subjects by using 39 strategically placed focus points, with 9 powerful cross-type sensors in the center to allow further accuracy even when light and contrast are low. Most impressively, you can still use 7 active AF points when the maximum effective aperture is as slow as f/8, with a telephoto lens attached to a 2x teleconverter – a great benefit for sports and wildlife shooters.

100% frame coverage

Bright and clear, the D610’s glass prism optical viewfinder covers approx. 100% of the image area, an invaluable asset for accurate framing. The approx. 0.7x* magnification – the same as the D4 and D800/D800E – means it’s easy to see all the visual elements in the viewfinder, while the optional grid lines display enhances composition for landscape and architecture photography.

* 50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1.

Dual SD card slots

The D610’s dual SD card slots provide multiple options for recording and storing large files: you can write RAW and JPEG data to separate cards, copy from one card to another, and select a slot according to the remaining capacity during video shooting. The slots are UHS-I compatible, and can transfer data faster thanks to the camera’s EXPEED 3 image-processing engine.

Dependable body and shutter

You needn’t hesitate about taking the D610 with you into difficult situations. The camera’s rugged body utilizes a durable magnesium alloy for the top and rear frames, and its weather sealing gives it the same dust- and moisture-proof reliability as the D800 series. The shutter has been tested for 150,000 cycles with the shutter unit and driving mechanism actually loaded on the body, so you can shoot as long as your creativity demands.

Built-in flash to trigger remote Speedlights

The D610’s built-in flash makes Advanced Wireless Lighting with Nikon Speedlights even faster and simpler. Turn the flash to commander mode and you can wirelessly trigger your remote off-camera Speedlights (SB-700 and SB-910) with ease, producing creative and comprehensive lighting that’ll go wherever your imagination takes it.

Full HD D-Movie and time-lapse feature

The D610 can record 1080p Full HD video at 30p in H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, with a choice of both FX- and DX-based movie formats, plus comprehensive audio controls including a dedicated stereo headphone jack. It enables you to watch simultaneous live view output on external monitors and record uncompressed video via HDMI. You can also create time-lapse photography through simple menu operations, with no need for elaborate calculations and editing.

Tech Specs

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective angle of view Nikon FX format
Effective pixels 24.3 million
Image sensor 35.9 x 24.0 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels 24.7 million
Dust-reduction System Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image size (pixels) FX (36×24) image area: 6,016 x 4,016 (L), 4,512 x 3,008 (M), 3,008 x 2,008 (S)
DX (24×16) image area: 3,936 x 2,624 (L), 2,944 x 1,968 (M), 1,968 x 1,312 (S)
FX-format photographs taken in movie live view: 6,016 x 3,376 (L), 4,512 x 2,528 (M), 3,008 x 1,688 (S)
DX-format photographs in movie live view: 3,936 x 2,224 (L), 2,944 x 1,664 (M), 1,968 x 1,112 (S)
File format NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed or compressed
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available
NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Double slot Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of copies created using NEF+JPEG; pictures can be copied between cards.
File system DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage FX (36×24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
DX (24×16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.7 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint 21 mm (-1.0m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment -3 – +1 m-1
Focusing screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirror Quick return
Depth-of-field preview Pressing depth-of-field preview button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (other modes)
Lens aperture Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lenses Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24 x 16 1.5x image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (A and M modes only). IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses can not be used.
The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the center 7 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster and the center 33 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/6.8 or faster).
Type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Speed 1/4000 – 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control), X200
Flash sync speed X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/200 and 1/250 s)
Release mode Single frame, continuous low speed, continuous high speed, quiet shutter-release, quiet continuous shutter-release, self-timer, Remote control, mirror up
Frame advance rate 1-5 fps (continuous low speed), 6 fps (continuous high speed), or 3 fps (quiet continuous shutter-release)
Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Remote release modes Delayed remote, quick-response remote, remote mirror-up
Metering TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method Matrix: 3D colour matrix metering II (type G, E, and D lenses); colour matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); colour matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle or average of entire frame)
Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F) Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0-20 EV
Spot metering: 2-20 EV
Exposure meter coupling Combined CPU and AI
Mode Auto (auto; auto (flash off)); scene (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait; night landscape; party/indoor; beach/snow; sunset; dusk/dawn; pet portrait; candlelight; blossom; autumn colours; food; silhouette; high key; low key); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); U1 (user settings 1); U2 (user settings 2)
Exposure compensation Can be adjusted by -5 – +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV in P, S, A, and M modes
Exposure bracketing 2-3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
Flash bracketing 2-3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
White balance bracketing 2-3 frames in steps of 1, 2, or 3
ADL bracketing 2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 frames using preset values for all frames
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 100-6400 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, Off
Autofocus Nikon Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors; the center 33 points are available at apertures slower than f/5.6 and faster than f/8, while the center 7 focus points are available at f/8), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft 8 in.-9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range -1 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto
AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
AF-area mode Single-point AF; 9-, 21-, or 39-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flash Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet portrait: Auto flash with auto pop-up
P, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide Number Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Flash control TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, or SB-300; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash mode Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off; Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Flash compensation -3 – +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander; built-in flash can serve as master flash in commander mode; Auto FP High-Speed Sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400 and SB-300; Flash Colour Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminal AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balance Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored), choose colour temperature (2500 K – 10000 K), all with fine-tuning
Modes Live view photography (still images), movie live view (movies)
Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (M)
AF-area mode Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering method Matrix
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate 1,920 x 1,080; 30 p (progressive), 25 p, 24 p
1,280 x 720; 60 p, 50 p, 30 p, 25 p
Actual frame rates for 60 p, 50 p, 30 p, 25 p, and 24 p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both high and normal image quality
File format MOV
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format Linear PCM
Audio recording device Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Other options Index marking, time-lapse photography
Monitor 8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 921k-dot (VGA), low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with approx. 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and automatic monitor brightness control using ambient brightness sensor
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, GPS data display, and auto image rotation
USB Hi-Speed USB
HDMI output Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminal Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately)
GPS unit: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio output Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Supported languages Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Battery One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL15 battery
Battery pack Optional MB-D14 multi-power battery pack with one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15 Li-ion battery or six AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries
AC adapter EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 141 x 113 x 82 mm (5.6 x 4.4 x 3.2 in.)
Weight Approx. 850 g (1 lb 14.0 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 760 g (1 lb 10.8 oz; camera body only)
Temperature 0 °C – 40 °C (+32 °F – 104 °F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories BS-1 accessory shoe cover, DK-21 rubber eyecup, BM-14 monitor cover, BF-1B body cap, EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-25 battery charger, DK-5 eyepiece cap, AN-DC10 strap, UC-E15 USB cable, ViewNX 2 CD
note Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery operating at the temperature specified by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA): 23 ±3 °C (73.4 ±5.4 °F).

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4/5 stars.
Nikon’s D610 is a great value camera for anyone wanting to move from a crop sensor to a full-frame model. It’s performance is great overall, and the build of the camera is solid. We like it! Click here to read the full review

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