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Nikon D610 vs Nikon D800

Portability
56
Imaging
72
Features
79
Overall
74
Nikon D610 front
 
Nikon D800 front
Portability
54
Imaging
74
Features
80
Overall
76

Nikon D610 vs Nikon D800 Key Specs

Nikon D610
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Expand to 25600)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 850g - 141 x 113 x 82mm
  • Introduced October 2013
  • Older Model is Nikon D600
Nikon D800
(Full Review)
  • 36MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Increase to 25600)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 900g - 146 x 123 x 82mm
  • Introduced June 2012
  • Earlier Model is Nikon D700
  • Newer Model is Nikon D810
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Nikon D610 vs Nikon D800 Overview

Let's examine more in depth at the Nikon D610 versus Nikon D800, both Advanced DSLR cameras and both are manufactured by Nikon. There exists a substantial gap among the resolutions of the D610 (24MP) and D800 (36MP) but they use the same exact sensor size (Full frame).

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The D610 was launched 17 months later than the D800 making the cameras a generation apart from one another. The two cameras offer the identical body type (Mid-size SLR).

Before diving straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a simple overview of how the D610 scores versus the D800 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D610 over the Nikon D800

 D610 D800 
IntroducedOctober 2013June 2012More recent by 17 months

Reasons to pick Nikon D800 over the Nikon D610

 D800 D610 

Common features in the Nikon D610 and Nikon D800

 D610 D800 
Manual focus Very precise focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing3.2"3.2"Equivalent display size
Display resolution921k921kIdentical display resolution
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch display No Touch display

Nikon D610 vs Nikon D800 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to lug around your camera, you will need to factor in its weight and measurements. The Nikon D610 provides physical measurements 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 D800 has proportions of 146mm x 123mm x 82mm (5.7" x 4.8" x 3.2") along with a weight of 900 grams (1.98 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you have attached at the time. Here is the front view measurement comparison of the D610 vs the D800.

Nikon D610 vs Nikon D800 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the D610 and D800 is 56 and 54 respectively.

Nikon D610 vs Nikon D800 top view buttons comparison

Nikon D610 vs Nikon D800 Sensor Comparison

Normally, its tough to see the contrast in sensor measurements simply by viewing technical specs. The photograph here may give you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the D610 and D800.

As you have seen, both of the cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but not the same resolution. You can expect to see the Nikon D800 to provide you with extra detail utilizing its extra 12 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop images a little more aggressively. The more modern D610 is going to have an edge when it comes to sensor innovation.

Nikon D610 vs Nikon D800 sensor size comparison

Nikon D610 vs Nikon D800 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D610 vs Nikon D800 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon D610
Portrait photography with Nikon D800
83
has manual focus
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
offers face detect focus
supports RAW files
84
has manual focus
sensor resolution is great (36 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
has face detect focusing
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Nikon D610 Street photography info
Nikon D800 Street photography info
60
sensor size is great (Full frame)
supports RAW files
weather proof
no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization
60
sensor size is large (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
weather proofing
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Nikon D610 as a Sports photography camera
Nikon D800 as a Sports photography camera
71
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
offers tracking focus
weather proof
supports phase detect auto focus
max frames per second low (6.0 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
74
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
sensor resolution is great (36 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
has tracking focus
weather proofing
sensor has phase detect AF
max frames per second low (4.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Nikon D610 as a Travel photography camera
Nikon D800 as a Travel photography camera
66
weather proof
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
flash built-in
display isn't selfie friendly
66
weather proofing
sensor resolution is great (36 megapixels)
flash built-in
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon D610 as a Landscape photography camera
Nikon D800 as a Landscape photography camera
78
has manual focus
switch lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen size is good (3.2 inches)
resolution is good (24MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
supports RAW files
weather proof
has double storage slots
lack of image stabilization
79
has manual focus
swap lenses (Nikon F mount)
decent sized screen (3.2 inches)
sensor resolution is great (36 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
weather proofing
has dual storage slots
no image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Nikon D610
Vlogging with Nikon D800
30
offers face detect focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
comes with microphone port
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
30
has face detect focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
includes mic jack
screen is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
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Nikon D610 vs Nikon D800 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D610 and Nikon D800
 Nikon D610Nikon D800
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon D610 Nikon D800
Type Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Introduced 2013-10-08 2012-06-11
Body design Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Expeed 3 Expeed 3
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Full frame
Sensor dimensions 35.9 x 24mm 35.9 x 24mm
Sensor area 861.6mm² 861.6mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixel 36 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 5:4 and 3:2
Maximum resolution 6016 x 4016 7360 x 4912
Maximum native ISO 6400 6400
Maximum boosted ISO 25600 25600
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 39 51
Cross type focus points 9 15
Lens
Lens support Nikon F Nikon F
Total lenses 309 309
Crop factor 1 1
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3.2 inches 3.2 inches
Resolution of screen 921 thousand dot 921 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology TFT LCD monitor TFT Color LCD with 170 degrees wide-viewing angle
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x 0.7x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/8000s
Continuous shooting speed 6.0 frames/s 4.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain, High-speed sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/200s 1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Optional None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS Optional Optional
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 850g (1.87 pounds) 900g (1.98 pounds)
Dimensions 141 x 113 x 82mm (5.6" x 4.4" x 3.2") 146 x 123 x 82mm (5.7" x 4.8" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 94 95
DXO Color Depth rating 25.1 25.3
DXO Dynamic range rating 14.4 14.4
DXO Low light rating 2925 2853
Other
Battery life 900 photos 900 photos
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL15 EN-EL15
Self timer Yes Yes (2 to 20 sec, 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC x 2 slots Compact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
Storage slots Dual Dual
Launch price $1,600 $2,999