Nikon D610

Nikon D610 front
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Bump to 25600)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 850g - 141 x 113 x 82mm
  • Announced October 2013
  • Previous Model is Nikon D600
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Nikon D610 overview

Nikon D610 is Nikon's Advanced DSLR camera originally introduced on October of 2013. The camera has a 24MP, CMOS Full frame size sensor with a peak resolution of 6016 x 4016.

Nikon launched this camera to upgrade the older Nikon D600 (Read Full Comparison)

The D610 is placed #21 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras and all round #121 out of 1465 for cameras in our collection. You can use our Smart camera finder to see camera listings based on your personalized requirements.

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Here is a chart of different criteria used in the scoring system.

Nikon D610 family

The Nikon D610 comes with a history of related cameras. Below, you can view all past and current models along with key specifications.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Nikon-D780 front thumbnailNikon D780
D610 vs D780
25MPFull frame7.0 fps2020
Nikon-D850 front thumbnailNikon D850
D610 vs D850
46MPFull frame7.0 fps2017
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Nikon-D810A front thumbnailNikon D810A
D610 vs D810A
36MPFull frame5.0 fps2015
Nikon-D750 front thumbnailNikon D750
D610 vs D750
24MPFull frame6.5 fps2014
Nikon-D810 front thumbnailNikon D810
D610 vs D810
36MPFull frame5.0 fps2014
Nikon-Df front thumbnailNikon Df
D610 vs Df
16MPFull frame6.0 fps2013
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Nikon-D610 front thumbnailNikon D61024MPFull frame6.0 fps2013
Nikon-D600 front thumbnailNikon D600
D610 vs D600
24MPFull frame5.5 fps2012
Nikon-D800E front thumbnailNikon D800E
D610 vs D800E
36MPFull frame4.0 fps2012
Nikon-D800 front thumbnailNikon D800
D610 vs D800
36MPFull frame4.0 fps2012
Nikon-D300S front thumbnailNikon D300S
D610 vs D300S
12MPAPS-C7.0 fps2009
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Nikon-D700 front thumbnailNikon D700
D610 vs D700
12MPFull frame5.0 fps2008
Nikon-D300 front thumbnailNikon D300
D610 vs D300
12MPAPS-C6.0 fps2008
Nikon-D200 front thumbnailNikon D200
D610 vs D200
10MPAPS-C5.0 fps2006
Nikon-D100 front thumbnailNikon D100
D610 vs D100
6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2002

Nikon D610 Pros and Cons

Here is a list of pluses and minuses of the Nikon D610 based on features which are generally seen as useful in a camera.

built-in flash
comes with HDMI support
comes with headphone jack
comes with mic jack
exports RAW files
focusing manually
good min ISO (100)
has dual storage slots
has face detect focusing
has Top LCD display
has tracking focus
high resolution screen (921 thousand dot)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
MP count good (24 megapixels)
screen size is good (3.2 inch)
supports phase detect AF
switch lenses (Nikon F mount)
weather proofing
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
screen does not articulate
very slow continuous shooting (6.0 frames/s)
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Nikon D610 Sensor features

The Nikon D610 is run by the Expeed 3 chip. The size of the sensor on the Nikon D610 is 35.9mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 862 mm² sensor can resolve 6016 x 4016 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 24 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 100 to 6400. The ISO can also be extended digitally to a maximum of 25600. RAW photos are saved so you have more room to maneuver in post.

The graphic underneath illustrates the D610's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The D610 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1 and is showcased in green.

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To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Nikon D610 dimensions

Nikon D610 is 1.87 pounds (850 grams / 29.98 oz) and the size of the camera is 141mm x 113mm x 82mm (5.6" x 4.4" x 3.2"). The weight of general Advanced DSLR camera is 776 grams and the Nikon D610 is very similar as compared to its rivals.

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Here is a picture of the Nikon D610 besides a softdrink to help you to have a feel for its size.

Nikon D610 dimensions scale

The top view under will illustrate the button design on the D610.

Nikon D610 topview buttons dials

Nikon D610 Lens features

The D610 fits the Nikon F mount and has 315 lenses that you can purchase. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the D610.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Tamron-AF-18-270mm-F3.5-6.3-Di-II-VC-LD-Aspherical-IF-MACRO-Nikon-F-DX lensTamron AF 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical IF MACRO18-270mmf/3.5-6.3 560g
Samyang-135mm-F2.0-ED-UMC-Nikon-F-FX lensSamyang 135mm F2.0 ED UMC135mmf/2830g
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Sigma-85mm-F1.4-DG-HSM-Art-Nikon-F-FX lensSigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art85mmf/1.41130g
Nikon-AF-S-Nikkor-24-70mm-f2.8G-ED lensNikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8G ED24-70mmf/2.8 900g
Sigma-18-250mm-F3.5-6.3-DC-OS-HSM-Nikon-F-DX lensSigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM18-250mmf/3.5-6.3 628g
Nikon-AF-S-Nikkor-50mm-f1.8G lensNikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f1.8G50mmf/1.8 185g
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Sigma-12-24mm-F4.5-5.6-II-DG-HSM-Nikon-F-FX lensSigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM12-24mmf/4.5-5.6 670g
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Nikon D610 Connectivity

The D610 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes
  • GPS Yes

Cameras which include NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to copy photos and sometimes change settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.

A few apps also stream a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external display. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery through the USB socket.

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Nikon D610 Video features

The highest video quality on the Nikon D610 is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality delivers a great balance for quality and file size but FULL HD won't give you much room to crop. The camera does have both headphone and mic jack making it pretty useful while capturing audio.

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Nikon D610 Weather Sealing

Nikon D610 has weather sealing making it a very good selection to use for tricky locations. This can be especially helpful any time you are not sure about the conditions you might face for outdoor photography.

Nikon D610 Display and Viewfinder

The Nikon D610 has a 3.2 inch fixed display with a resolution of 921 thousand dots.

Sadly the display is not a touch screen. The D610 also comes with a Top LCD display allowing you to quickly view your settings.

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The ViewFinder specifications regarding Nikon D610 are the following:

  • ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
  • ViewFinder Coverage 100%
  • ViewFinder Magnification 0.7x

Viewfinders are really useful for sunny outdoor conditions which might make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.

Nikon D610 Shutter features

Nikon D610 continuous shooting rate is 6.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.

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Nikon D610 Flash and Hot shoe features

Nikon D610 includes both integrated flash and external flash ability. The max flash sync is 1/200 sec.

Nikon D610 Autofocus features

Nikon D610 includes both Phase Detect Autofocus along with Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster & exact compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera has Face detect which can be useful for portraits.

The Sensor has 39 focus points to pick from. It also has Tracking Autofocus for objects that move. Nikon D610 has manual focus in case it is required for low light occasions or you want more precise focus control.

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Nikon D610 Battery life

The battery power (EN-EL15) for the Nikon D610 is fashioned to last for 900 shots as per the CIPA benchmarks which is on par with its competition. The typical Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 has the highest (2260) battery life for this group of cameras.

Below is a collection of Advanced DSLR cameras that have the strongest battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
Nikon-D850 front thumbnailNikon D850
D610 vs D850
1840 yesyesyes
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Nikon-Df front thumbnailNikon Df
D610 vs Df
1400 yesnono
Canon-EOS-90D front thumbnailCanon 90D
D610 vs 90D
1300 yesnoyes
Nikon-D500 front thumbnailNikon D500
D610 vs D500
1240 yesyesyes

Nikon D610 for different kinds of photography

The following bar chart gives a analysis of the Nikon D610 for different kinds of photography. To find out more, have a look at the specific section underneath.

Nikon D610 Portrait photography information

The Nikon D610 gets a score of 82 which is brilliant, meaning that it is a wonderful option for portrait photography. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor size, support for RAW photos plus the flexibility to use external lighting.

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focusing manually
good resolution (24MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
provides face detection focus
saves RAW files

Street photography with Nikon D610

Having a decent score of 60, the Nikon D610 is reasonably suited for street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of image quality and portability.

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sensor size is great (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
weather sealing
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization

Nikon D610 Sports photography information

A above average sports photography points total of 71 suggests the Nikon D610 is a very decent pick for photographing sports. A camera really should have fantastic focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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megapixel count decent (24 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
includes tracking autofocus
weather sealing
comes with phase detect autofocus
max fps low (6.0 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization

Travel photography with Nikon D610

Weight is extremely critical in picking a camera for travel. All things considered, the Nikon D610 gets a nice 66 for a travelling camera which makes it a respectable fit to purchase for your trips.

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environment sealing
good resolution (24MP)
has built in flash
display is not selfie friendly

Nikon D610 as a Landscape photography camera

When you're planning to buy a camera for landscape photos, the most important aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Nikon D610 with it's tremendous score of 78 as a landscape camera is a wonderful fit amongst its rivals.

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has manual focus
switch lenses (Nikon F mount)
good sized screen (3.2")
megapixel count good (24MP)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
exports RAW files
environment proof
two card slots
no image stabilization

Nikon D610 Vlogging information

A vlogging camera should really posses a moving display, microphone input and ideally IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Nikon D610 is not really good for vlogging as it delivers a really bad rating of 30.

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provides face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does have mic support
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization

Nikon D610 Alternatives

If you are looking for alternatives to the D610, below is a selection of the top rated cameras which fall within the family of Advanced DSLR.

The chart just below offers you an overview of the D610 vs it's top ranked rivals mentioned above.

Following are several cameras you might take into account as alternative options. To read a thorough comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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General Information
Brand Name
Nikon D610
Advanced DSLR
Body design
Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Expeed 3
Sensor size
Full frame
Sensor dimensions
35.9 x 24mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
24 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
Maximum resolution
6016 x 4016
RAW data
Maximum native ISO
Maximum boosted ISO
Lowest native ISO
Manual focus
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points
Cross focus points
Lens mount
Nikon F
Available lenses
Crop factor
Range of display
Fixed Type
Display size
3.2 inch
Resolution of display
921 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch capability
Display technology
TFT LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO All around score
DXO Color Depth score
DXO Dynamic range score
DXO Low light score
Lowest shutter speed
Highest shutter speed
Continuous shooting speed
6.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync
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)
Maximum video resolution
Video format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
850 gr (1.87 lbs)
141 x 113 x 82mm (5.6" x 4.4" x 3.2")
Battery life
900 photos
Battery format
Battery Pack
Battery model
Self timer
Time lapse recording
Storage media
SD/SDHC/SDXC x 2 slots
Storage slots
Retail price