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Nikon D610 vs Nikon D700

Portability
56
Imaging
72
Features
79
Overall
74
Nikon D610 front
 
Nikon D700 front
Portability
54
Imaging
58
Features
56
Overall
57

Nikon D610 vs Nikon D700 Key Specs

Nikon D610
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Bump to 25600)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 850g - 141 x 113 x 82mm
  • Revealed October 2013
  • Old Model is Nikon D600
Nikon D700
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  • 12MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 200 - 6400 (Raise to 25600)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • No Video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 1074g - 147 x 123 x 77mm
  • Announced October 2008
  • Successor is Nikon D800E
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Nikon D610 vs Nikon D700 Overview

The following is a extensive review of the Nikon D610 and Nikon D700, both Advanced DSLR digital cameras and both are created by Nikon. There exists a crucial gap between the resolutions of the D610 (24MP) and D700 (12MP) but both cameras boast the same sensor sizing (Full frame).

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The D610 was launched 5 years after the D700 which is quite a serious gap as far as technology is concerned. Both of the cameras have the same body design (Mid-size SLR).

Before we go into a step-by-step comparison, here is a concise synopsis of how the D610 matches up against the D700 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D610 over the Nikon D700

 D610 D700 
AnnouncedOctober 2013October 2008Newer by 61 months
Screen dimensions3.2"3"Bigger screen (+0.2")

Reasons to pick Nikon D700 over the Nikon D610

 D700 D610 
Screen resolution922k921kClearer screen (+1k dot)

Common features in the Nikon D610 and Nikon D700

 D610 D700 
Manual focus Very exact focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither offers Touch friendly screen

Nikon D610 vs Nikon D700 Physical Comparison

When you are intending to travel with your camera regularly, you'll need to think about its weight and proportions. The Nikon D610 offers outside dimensions of 141mm x 113mm x 82mm (5.6" x 4.4" x 3.2") along with a weight of 850 grams (1.87 lbs) while the Nikon D700 has measurements of 147mm x 123mm x 77mm (5.8" x 4.8" x 3.0") accompanied by a weight of 1074 grams (2.37 lbs).

Take a look at the Nikon D610 and Nikon D700 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are employing during that time. Below is a front view dimension comparison of the D610 vs the D700.

Nikon D610 vs Nikon D700 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the D610 and D700 is 56 and 54 respectively.

Nikon D610 vs Nikon D700 top view buttons comparison

Nikon D610 vs Nikon D700 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's tough to picture the contrast between sensor dimensions only by checking a spec sheet. The picture underneath may offer you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the D610 and D700.

As you can see, both cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit different megapixels. You should expect the Nikon D610 to give you greater detail utilizing its extra 12 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop shots a bit more aggressively. The more modern D610 should have an edge when it comes to sensor innovation.

Nikon D610 vs Nikon D700 sensor size comparison

Nikon D610 vs Nikon D700 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D610 vs Nikon D700 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon D610 as a Portrait photography camera
Nikon D700 as a Portrait photography camera
83
manual focus
decent MP (24MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
supports face detection autofocus
saves RAW files
64
manual focus
sensor size is great (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
MP count low (12MP)
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Street Comparison

Nikon D610 Street photography information
Nikon D700 Street photography information
60
large sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW files
weather proof
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
53
sensor size is great (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
weather proofing
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
more heavy than others in class (1,074g)
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Sports Comparison

Nikon D610 Sports photography features
Nikon D700 Sports photography features
71
decent MP (24 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
supports tracking autofocus
weather proof
has phase detect autofocus
slow continuous shooting (6.0 fps)
no image stabilization
60
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
weather proofing
good battery life (1,000 per charge)
comes with phase detect auto focus
max fps very slow (5.0 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization
MP count low (12 megapixels)
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Travel Comparison

Nikon D610 Travel photography info
Nikon D700 Travel photography info
66
weather proof
decent MP (24MP)
built-in flash
screen isn't selfie friendly
53
good battery life (1,000 per charge)
weather proofing
built-in flash
more heavy than others in class (1,074g)
MP count low (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon D610 Landscape photography advice
Nikon D700 Landscape photography advice
78
manual focus
change lenses (Nikon F mount)
nice screen size (3.2 inch)
decent MP (24 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW files
weather proof
two card slots
no image stabilization
67
manual focus
change lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
weather proofing
good battery life (1,000 CIPA)
does not have image stabilization
MP count low (12 megapixels)
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon D610 Vlogging highlights
Nikon D700 Vlogging highlights
30
supports face detection autofocus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has external mic socket
screen isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
9
no video recording
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Nikon D610 vs Nikon D700 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D610 and Nikon D700
 Nikon D610Nikon D700
General Information
Brand Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon D610 Nikon D700
Class Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Revealed 2013-10-08 2008-10-07
Body design Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Expeed 3 Expeed
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Full frame
Sensor measurements 35.9 x 24mm 36 x 24mm
Sensor area 861.6mm² 864.0mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Max resolution 6016 x 4016 4256 x 2832
Max native ISO 6400 6400
Max enhanced ISO 25600 25600
Minimum native ISO 100 200
RAW pictures
Minimum enhanced ISO - 100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 39 51
Cross focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens mounting type Nikon F Nikon F
Available lenses 309 309
Crop factor 1 1
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3.2" 3"
Resolution of screen 921 thousand dot 922 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen tech TFT LCD monitor TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100% 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x 0.72x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 6.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 12.00 m (at ISO 100) -
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/200 seconds 1/250 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps) -
Max video resolution 1920x1080 None
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Optional None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional Optional
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 850 gr (1.87 pounds) 1074 gr (2.37 pounds)
Physical dimensions 141 x 113 x 82mm (5.6" x 4.4" x 3.2") 147 x 123 x 77mm (5.8" x 4.8" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 94 80
DXO Color Depth score 25.1 23.5
DXO Dynamic range score 14.4 12.2
DXO Low light score 2925 2303
Other
Battery life 900 photographs 1000 photographs
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model EN-EL15 EN-EL3e
Self timer Yes Yes (2 to 20 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC x 2 slots Compact Flash (Type I)
Storage slots 2 1
Launch price $1,600 $2,700