Nikon P610 summary
Nikon P610 is Nikon's Small Sensor Superzoom camera originally released on February of 2015. The camera comes with a 16MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The P610 is positioned #27 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and overall #418 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our collection. You should look at our Smart camera filter to get camera listings based on your custom requirements.
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Nikon P610 family
The Nikon P610 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can view all past and current models alongside key specs.
Nikon P610 Gallery
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Nikon P610 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of upsides and downsides of the Nikon P610 based on aspects which are generally considered essential in a camera.
Nikon P610 Sensor info
The spec of the sensor in the Nikon P610 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels . The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter can easily produce cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and gives a native ISO range of 100 - 6400. Sadly, RAW format is not saved therefore you have less margin for error.
The image underneath illustrates the P610's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The P610 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Nikon P610 dimensions
Nikon P610 weighs about 1.25 lbs (565 grams / 19.93 oz) and features external dimensions of 125mm x 85mm x 107mm (4.9" x 3.3" x 4.2"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams so the Nikon P610 is more heavy in comparison with its rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Underneath is a image of the Nikon P610 with a softdrink so you're able to have a feel for its scale.
The top view underneath will provide the button design on the P610.
Nikon P610 Lens info
The P610 provides a built in lens and it has a focal range of 24-1440mm making it a 60.0 x zoom which is amazing and does make it easier to zoom all the way in.
At the widest 24mm, the lens will have an aperture of f3.3 and that's fairly slow and not great in low light conditions and you will find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You could also need to up the ISO causing noisy photographs. On the tele end, 1440mm is great zoom and comes to f6.5 making it quite sluggish and you may need to use slow shutter speeds.
Nikon P610 Connectivity
The P610 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth support can be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to send pictures and in some cases change camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.
Certain applications even enable a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external display. Most cameras enable you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Nikon P610 Video info
The max video quality in the Nikon P610 is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality delivers a great balance for quality and file sizes but 1080p won't leave you with much room to crop. The camera does not have a mic and headphone socket which means that you have little control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to have a look at another model if you want good audio in your video clips.
Nikon P610 Weather Sealing
Nikon P610 does not include environment proofing so wet conditions could damage the camera.
Nikon P610 Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon P610 comes with a 3 inch fully articulated screen supporting a resolution of 921 thousand dots.
The display is selfie friendly to shoot self portraits and group photos when necessary. Please note that the screen offers no touch support.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder specs regarding Nikon P610 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
In those sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders will be rather valuable.
Nikon P610 Shutter info
Nikon P610 has the capability to shoot continuously at 7.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Nikon P610 Flash and Hot shoe info
Nikon P610 boasts only integrated flash lacking external flash support.
Nikon P610 Autofocus info
Nikon P610 boasts just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster & exact in comparison with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera comes with Face detect which can be useful for people photography.
It also features Tracking Auto Focus for moving subjects. Nikon P610 has the ability to use manual focus if required for low light scenarios or you want more exact focus control.
Nikon P610 Battery life
The battery pack (EN-EL23) for the Nikon P610 is fashioned to last for 330 clicks according to the CIPA requirements which is about average when compared to its competition. The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the maximum (600) battery life for this group of cameras.
Listed below is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that come with the best battery life:
Nikon P610 for specific kinds of photography
The following bar chart gives a outline of the Nikon P610 for specific kinds of photography. To look at more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Nikon P610
The Nikon P610 has a points tally of 45 which is terrible, and means the camera is not really very good for portrait photography. Taking portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW photos together with the potential to utilize off-camera lighting.
Nikon P610 as a Street photography camera
Having a moderate score of 51, the Nikon P610 is fairly acceptable for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Nikon P610 Sports photography features
A decent sports photography points total of 54 means the Nikon P610 is relatively appropriate for taking photos of sports. A camera must have excellent autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon P610 Travel photography info
Portability is super important in getting a camera for travel. All round, the Nikon P610 gets a nice 62 for a travel camera which makes it a very decent pick for your travels.
Landscape photography with Nikon P610
When you are planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photos, the biggest factor will be image quality. The Nikon P610 and it's average grade of 51 for a landscape camera is fairly adequate amongst it's competitors.
Nikon P610 Vlogging details
A vlogging camera really should posses a moving screen, microphone input and ideally IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Nikon P610 is relatively suitable for vlogging as it delivers a decent rating of 59.
Nikon P610 Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the P610, below is a range of the highest rated cameras which fall within the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The diagram just below gives you an overview of the P610 compared to it's top scoring competitors suggested above.
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