Nikon L610 summary
Nikon L610 is Nikon's Small Sensor Superzoom camera originally revealed on August of 2012. It has got a 16 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The L610 is scored #192 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over-all #829 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. You should try out our Advanced camera search to see camera results based on your customized requirements.
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Nikon L610 family
The Nikon L610 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can discover all previous and more recent models as well as key specifications.
Nikon L610 Gallery
You can check the L610 from different angles in the gallery below.
Nikon L610 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of pluses and minuses of the Nikon L610 based on things that are usually considered necessary in a camera.
Nikon L610 Sensor info
The sensor spec in the Nikon L610 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels . The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter may cause cropping.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 16MP and provides a native ISO range of 125 - 3200. Sadly, RAW photos are not supported therefore the user has less margin for error.
The picture below illustrates the L610's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The L610 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Nikon L610 dimensions
Nikon L610 is 0.53 lb (240 grams or 8.47 oz) and features outside measurements of 108mm x 69mm x 34mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.3"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams so the Nikon L610 is less heavy when compared to other competitors.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The following is a visual of the Nikon L610 alongside a soft drink so you can have a sense of its scale.
The top view below will illustrate the button design on the L610.
Nikon L610 Lens info
The L610 offers a built-in lens featuring a focal range of 25-350mm making it a 14.0 x zoom which is amazing and would allow you to zoom right in.
At the widest 25mm, the lens provides an aperture of f3.3 which will be quite slow and not the best in low light events and you might struggle to capture good bokeh. You will likely also need to boost the ISO producing noisy photographs. At the tele end, 350mm is excellent zoom and comes to f5.9 which is really slow and you will need to use slow shutter speeds.
Nikon L610 Connectivity
The L610 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to copy photos and in some cases alter settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Several applications even stream a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external monitor. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Nikon L610 Video info
The max video resolution in the Nikon L610 is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in H.264 format. 1080p resolution gives you an excellent balance in quality versus file sizes but 1080p isn't going to leave you with much room to downsample. The camera does not have a mic and headphone socket which means that you have got little control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to find another camera should you need good sound in your video clips.
Nikon L610 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing for the Nikon L610 so you need to be careful in rainy or dusty situations.
Nikon L610 Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon L610 has got a 3" fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 460k dots.
Please be aware that the display offers no touch support.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder specifications regarding Nikon L610 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are pretty useful in bright outdoor situations which can make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.
Nikon L610 Shutter info
The maximum shutter speed is 1/6000 seconds.
Nikon L610 Flash and Hot shoe info
Nikon L610 has got only inbuilt flash lacking external flash support.
Nikon L610 Autofocusing info
Nikon L610 lacks Auto focusing. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker and precise when compared to Contrast Based focusing.
Nikon L610 lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing is useful in low light conditions or you need more precise focus control.
Nikon L610 Battery life
The battery pack (2 x AA) for the Nikon L610 is made to last for 120 images with respect to the CIPA requirements making it less when compared to its rivals. The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR comes with the maximum (600) battery life in this range of cameras.
Listed below is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with the best battery life:
Nikon L610 for varying types of photography
The following chart indicates a outline of the Nikon L610 for varying types of photography. To learn more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Nikon L610 Portrait photography features
The Nikon L610 gets a rating of 31 which is really bad, and means the camera is not good to use for portraits. Taking portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support along with the potential to utilize external flash.
Nikon L610 as a Street photography camera
With a above average rating of 61, the Nikon L610 is a good option for street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Nikon L610 as a Sports photography camera
A really bad sports photography rating of 45 indicates the Nikon L610 is not good for taking photos of sports. A camera needs great autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon L610 as a Travel photography camera
Weight is pretty critical in selecting a camera for travel. All round, the Nikon L610 gets a very good 66 for a travel camera which makes it a very decent pick to purchase for your journeys.
Nikon L610 as a Landscape photography camera
For those who are looking to choose a digital camera for landscape photos, the most important factor will be image quality. The Nikon L610 and it's really bad grade of 42 for a landscape camera is not good within the current marketplace.
Nikon L610 Vlogging factors
A camera for vlogging should really posses a moving display screen, microphone input and ideally IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Nikon L610 is not good for vlogging as it delivers a really bad rating of 33.
Nikon L610 Alternatives
If you want alternatives to the L610, below is a range of the top rated cameras which fall within the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line chart just below provides you an overview of the L610 vs it's top scored rivals shown above.
Following are additional cameras you might look into as alternate options. To read through a thorough comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.