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Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only)

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Product Highlights

  • 24.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 3 Image Processor
  • 3.2" 921k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Multi-CAM 4800 39-Point AF Sensor
  • Native ISO 6400, Extended to ISO 25600
  • 6 fps Shooting at Full Resolution
  • Built-In Flash with Commander Mode
  • Supports WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
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The Nikon D610 DSLR Camera features a full-frame, FX-format 24.3 megapixel CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 image processor to produce high-resolution still imagery and full HD 1080p video with notable image detail and low-light sensitivity to an expandable ISO 25600. The sensor and processor work together to enable high image quality with a wide dynamic range and high signal-to-noise ratio that produces both smooth color and tonal gradations with low noise levels for enhanced overall clarity. These two technologies also combine to provide a wealth of speed throughout the D610, including a continuous shooting rate of 6 fps and a quiet shooting mode that allows the camera to record sequential imagery without the mirror raising or lowering.

A Multi-CAM 4800 AF sensor is integrated into the camera's design and produces fast autofocus speeds using a 39-point array to precisely acquire focus in a wide array of lighting conditions. Seven of the central AF points are compatible with f/8 or faster lenses, which greatly enhances the autofocus performance with longer, telephoto lenses used in combination with teleconverters. When recording movies or working in live view, a contrast-detection focusing method works to continuously deliver accurate focus with subject-tracking and face-detection capabilities using the full-time servo mode.

Full HD 1080p video is supported up to 30 fps in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format and manual control over the ISO, shutter speed, and aperture is possible for optimized control over the look and feel of movies. Uncompressed recording is possible with an optional external recorder connected via the HDMI port and, additionally, both headphone and microphone ports are available for refined control over recorded sound.

Extending the D610's connectivity, an accessory terminal is compatible with the optional WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter and GP-1A GPS Unit for wireless image sharing, remote camera control, and geotagging capabilities.

24.3MP FX-Format Sensor and EXPEED 3 Image Processor
The 24.3 megapixel full-frame (FX) CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 image processor work in tandem to produce overall high image quality with notable detail, dynamic range, color accuracy, and low-light sensitivity to a native ISO 6400, which is further expandable to ISO 25600. The processor also enables a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including support for full HD 1080p movie recording, a full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 6 fps, and a continuous quiet mode for recording a sequence of images at 3 fps without the raising and lowering of the camera's reflex mirror. The sensor can also record imagery in DX format and will automatically switch to and support the use of DX-dedicated lenses when attached.
Multi-CAM 4800 Autofocus Sensor
Benefitting the exceptional image quality is an apt AF system that employs 39 distinct AF points to quickly acquire focus in a range of lighting conditions, from -1 to +19 EV. An intelligent Scene Recognition System, typically reserved for exposure metering, benefits the focusing performance by analyzing and identifying subjects to suit panning and tracking-based shooting styles. Depending on the situation, 9, 21, or 39 point arrays can be selected from and seven centrally-located AF points are compatible with f/8 or faster lenses, extending the auto focusing abilities of the longest lenses used in conjunction with teleconverters. When using this phase-detection focusing method, selectable AF-area modes include: Single-point AF mode, Dynamic-area AF mode, 3D-tracking mode, and Auto-area AF mode.

When working in live view, for either still or movie shooting, a contrast-based AF system is employed to acquire focus precisely and can function in continuous, full-time servo mode to better-suit working with moving subjects. Four distinct AF-area modes are available when using the contrast-detection focusing method: Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, and Subject-tracking AF.
Scene Recognition System and Exposure Metering
The intelligent Scene Recognition System with 3D Color Matrix Metering II utilizes a 2016-pixel RGB sensor to evaluate and analyze all aspects within a scene, including brightness, contrast, subject distance, and the scene colors, to quickly determine an accurate exposure and white balance setting to best render the scene at hand. The information gathered is also checked against onboard reference images to ensure consistency from image to image in regard to exposure, white balance, i-TTL flash settings, and subject-tracking AF performance.
Full HD 1080p Movie Recording
Full HD 1920 x 1080p movie recording is supported in 30, 25, and 24 fps frame rates, as well as HD 720p in multiple frame rates, in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format. During recording, manual exposure control is possible through adjustment of the ISO, shutter speed, and aperture setting and full-time autofocus can be employed, with face-detection and subject-tracking capabilities.

For enhancing the sound of recordings, both an external microphone input is available as well as a headphone jack for real-time monitoring of recorded sound. An HDMI output is also incorporated into the design and, besides enabling HD playback of video, also supports uncompressed recording of HD video by using an optional external recorder. Regardless of the lens in use, multi-area full HD D-Movie enables you to choose between FX or DX recording areas of the sensor to modify the composition and gain additional reach from lenses, as well as expanded control over the depth of field.
Built-In Pop-Up Flash and i-TTL Support
The built-in pop-up flash extends its functionality beyond acting as a source of additional light by also serving as a wireless Commander, capable of communicating i-TTL exposure information to two groups of remote flashes across three channels for refined control over strobe lighting. A hot shoe is also available and supports Nikon i-TTL and Creative Lighting System with compatible optional Speedlights.
Camera Design
Even with a large FX-format sensor inside, the D610's overall form-factor remains relatively compact and lightweight, enhancing its portability and travel potential. Beside the optical pentaprism viewfinder with 100% frame coverage and 0.7x magnification, a 3.2" 921k-dot LCD monitor is available for clear, bright image playback, menu navigation, and live view monitoring. Dual SD memory card slots support a range of recording capabilities, including overflow recording and JPEG/RAW partitioning.

An accessory terminal supports the use of the optional WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter for Wi-Fi sharing of images and video as well as remote camera control from a linked iOS or Android device with the Nikon Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility application. The GP-1A GPS Unit is also supported for adding locational data to images' metadata for geotagging applications.
Other Camera Features
  • Picture Control modes can be directly accessed via a dedicated button and allow you to set predefined looks to imagery in-camera, and include Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, Vivid, and user-customizable settings.
  • An intelligent noise reduction method analyzes the noise appearing in an image or movie and then automatically determines the proper amount of correction to apply in order to maintain the best balance of noise and image detail.
  • Auto ISO sensitivity control allows you to select a minimum shutter speed at which camera shake can be controlled from and then will automatically set the ISO value in order to best render the scene. A maximum sensitivity level can also be set in order to maintain overall noise levels.
  • RAW (NEF) files can be recorded as lossless compressed or compressed at either 12 or 14-bit depth.
  • Active D-Lighting helps to preserve both highlight and shadow details when working in contrast-rich scenarios, such as backlit lighting. Utilizing the EXPEED 3's processing power, a more controlled image will be produced with brightness values closer to how they are naturally seen. This mode is suitable for working with moving subjects.
  • Built-in HDR works to extend the tonal and exposure range of a single image by recording two separate exposures and blending them together in order to gain greater highlight and shadow details with an extended range of mid-tones. The smoothness of the edge where the two separate exposures meet can be adjusted for more apparent softness to benefit images with a greater range of exposure values. This mode is best suited for working with stationary subjects.
  • Automated time-lapse photography allows you to record images at designated intervals and then have them automatically saved as a video file for fluid playback of a slow-motion activity occurring over time.
  • Lateral chromatic aberration reduction, auto distortion control, and vignette correction are all supported when a NIKKOR lens is attached and work to reduce these optical anomalies in-camera for higher quality imagery.
  • An in-camera virtual horizon can detect both rolling (horizontal inclination) and pitching (forward or rear inclination) directions and display an electronic level on the LCD when working in live view. The rolling direction of tilt can also be displayed within the viewfinder.
  • Top and rear covers are constructed from magnesium alloy for a lightweight, yet rigid and durable body design that maintains dust-prevention and water-resistance performance. The interface covers are also designed in a divided manner to further ensure dust- and weather-protection to these ports.
  • The highly precise and durable shutter mechanism has been tested for 150,000 cycles and incorporates a self-diagnostic shutter monitor to maintain precision with minimal shutter speed variance.
  • Scene modes: Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close up, Night portrait, Night landscape, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dust/Dawn, Pet portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn colors, Food, Silhouette, High key, and Low key
  • Language support: Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and Ukrainian.
Imaging
Lens Mount Nikon F
Camera Format Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 24.7 Megapixel
Effective: 24.3 Megapixel
Max Resolution 6016 x 4016
Aspect Ratio 3:2, 16:9
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 35.9 x 24 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Linear PCM
Bit Depth 14-bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Continuous-servo AF (C), Full-time Servo (F), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 39
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Optical
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.7x
Diopter Adjustment - 3 to +1 m
Display Screen 3.2" Rear Screen   LCD (921,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Diagonal Angle of View 170.0°
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-6400 (Extended Mode: 50-25600)
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/4000 second,  Bulb Mode
Remote Control MC-DC2 (Optional)
Mirror Lock-Up Yes
Metering Method 3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-weighted average metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Flash
Flash Modes 1st Curtain Sync
Red-eye Reduction
Second-curtain Sync
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Guide No. 39' (11.89 m) ISO100 
Max Sync Speed 1 / 200 seconds
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System iTTL Groups: 2 Channels: 3
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, Wireless
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes
File Size 1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
1280 x 720p (HD)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Frame Rate @ 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
@ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps
Exposure Control Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
Focus Auto
Manual
Continuous Auto
Video Clip Length 1920 x 1080
29 min. (59 MB / min.)
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Still Images & Video, Stereo
Optional External Mic: With Still Images & Video
Performance
Continuous Shooting Up to 6 fps
Start-up Time 0.13 seconds
Shutter Lag 0.052 seconds
Self Timer 2 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 20 seconds
Number of Shots: 1-9
Interval Recording Yes
Connectivity 1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Capable Yes (with Optional Transmitter)
Power
Battery 1x EN-EL15 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7 VDC, 1900 mAh
AC Power Adapter EH-5b (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.6 x 4.4 x 3.2" / 141.0 x 113.0 x 82.0 mm
Weight 1.67 lb / 760 g camera body only

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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NikonD610 DSLR Camera (Body Only)
 
4.7

(based on 254 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (43)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (3)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (198)
  • High ISO performance (170)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (153)
  • Easy to use (143)
  • Large clear LCD (129)

Cons

  • Poor in low light (5)
  • Noisy at high ISO (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (149)
  • Low light (141)
  • Family photos (133)
  • Travel (126)
  • Weddings (108)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (87), Semi-pro photographer (71), Pro photographer (36), Casual photographer (17), Photography student (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (200), Yes (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

D610 is a Good Camera for the Price

I originally purchased the D600 and after much ado, got a refund. The D600 was magical with regard to image quality. Such wonderful potential. But the spots were a real problem.Read complete review

I originally purchased the D600 and after much ado, got a refund. The D600 was magical with regard to image quality. Such wonderful potential. But the spots were a real problem.

The D610 is just as magical with regard to quality. It feels great to work with. I like the camera a lot for its potential with regard to creating beautiful landscapes and cityscapes.

I find the focus system a challenge. I am hoping that this is something I can fix with more experience/usage of the camera rather than the camera itself being the problem!

Unfortunately, after about 2k shots, I have found spots on upper left corner on images shot with sky background at f10. It's a bit of deja vu but I am hoping this does not spread like it did with the D600.

Sometimes cleaning this up in post posed real problems with the D600 images. At this price point, it's not acceptable to be forced to work on an image in post due to spots. There will certainly be times I want to shoot at high apertures and so I expect to be able to use the full range of the camera without compromise. It becomes especially important for images I want to submit somewhere.

I've included a picture with spots on upper left. This one is very easy to clean up so not a real issue. However, if spreading occurs with further usage of the camera (like it did with the D600, even after the shutter was replaced) then I am really going to regret having switched from Canon!

I look forward to testing out and working with the video aspect of the D610.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sensor spot problem still there

I bought the D610 after reading reviews that said Nikon had fixed the sensor oil/dust spoting problem that existed on the D600. Unfortunatly the problem still exists on some D610's and mine...Read complete review

I bought the D610 after reading reviews that said Nikon had fixed the sensor oil/dust spoting problem that existed on the D600. Unfortunatly the problem still exists on some D610's and mine is one of them. After around 2,000 shots I noticed spots from something on my sensor. I called Nikon and they said to send it in for cleaning, which I did (shipping at my expense). Got the camera back, tested it, and with the first few shots had the same problem. Called Nikon and went thru the same routine, got the camera back, and within the first 10 shots another spot appeared. So, now I'm fighting with Nikon to try to get a new camera. Not much fun after spending [$] for the D610.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

D-610 Great DSLR

By Haugephoto

from San Diego

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • High ISO Performance
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Quiet
  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

    I have purchased the D-610 about 6 weeks ago and am very pleased with the all around quality. I replaced my D-700 with this camera and the photos are better than the D-700! No dust or oil spots as it appears fixed. I am extremely happy with this Nikon as I have been with all the Nikon photo equipment I have purchased over the years. My experience with Nikon has been A1 quality and extreme durability.

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    5.0

    Awesome and a steal at this price

    By Gnad

    from NYC

    Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

    Everything I need and non of the extras. 24 MP is more than enough and its full frame. The DR is great and the build is excellent. Its not a D700 body and doesnt have its AF. I wouldve prefer the AF of the D700 on this camera, but oh well. But enough with geek stuff...its a great camera.

    As for the oil and dust, no problem at all. I had a speck of dust on my prism and mirror, but nothing a cleaning can fix. First, its a DSLR and a DSLR is not a close system like a PS camera. Foreign debris will get in and should be clean regularly after a day of long shoots. Learn to clean your expensive investment.

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    5.0

    Great Camera..excellent value

    By Jim

    from Hudson, Ma

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • High ISO Performance
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Sports/Action
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

      I use this camera for portraits and events and it has worked flawlessly. The images are very sharp and the skin tone is spot on. The quality of the high ISO images is extremely good and even at 5000 ISO, the images are great.

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      5.0

      Suits my needs

      By Aleks

      from New Jersey

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Image Quality
      • High ISO Performance
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

          I'm photo enthusiast who was looking for replacement for my old Nikon D50. I waited for the new d7200 and couldn't decide between it and D610, after reading the spec of new DX Nikon Flagship I found the D610 still great camera. The price is right and with all the extra stuff it's a steal.

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          2.0

          Rangfinder Focus off

          By Jonathan

          from Evanston, IL

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

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                Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                I haven't gotten to use it much so I can't talk about image quality. I am a nikon user so this camera, for the money, would be a great buy if it focused properly. I guess i got a bad one but this makes 2/2 nikons with poor autofocus out of the box. When compared to the liveview focus the range finder AF is off. There is a function in the software called "AF FINE TUNE" and for two of my lenses I had to push it to the edge of its range to get my images closer to focus. Nikon takes its sweet time handing these issues and my brand new camera will hopefully get here soon. They even wanted me to pay for shipping until I told them I would return it and buy a sony. Quality control is really not great here and the service rep told me AF fine tune is only for professionals. lol so the rest of us don't need images in focus?

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                5.0

                Pull the Tigger

                By Irconx

                from New York City

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • High ISO Performance
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                • Noisy At High ISO

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                In the end of day, are you making money as photographer or simply a die hard enthusiast? This camera is what most people need with decent FX lens.If you simply have less than 2000 actuation on your DSLR, you made a wrong investment.

                I moved from d5100 DX to this bad boy. The d810 was in my price range as well, but it wasnt practical since Im not traveling around the world and abusing it in every way possible. I didnt need the extra features and a tougher body. Maybe a D900 in the future??

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                4.0

                Still loving my D610

                By Avid user in A2

                from Ann Arbor

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Amazing battery life

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                  I've had my D610 for almost a year now. I have 64,000 shutter actuations on it (yes, 64,000 in one year). I shoot lots of my kids' high school sports, etc. Just finished a 2-day swim meet: 4,350 shots on a freshly-charged Nikon EN-EL15 and still have 11% battery left! For swimming I wish it had the D750/D4s focus groups so I could get a better keep rate on the "hand-off" dives of the relays, but overall it is a sweet camera.

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                  2.0

                  Green color in the LCD

                  By DavidFayad

                  from Colombia

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

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                        Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                        I bought this camera to change my nikon d7000, that was great. I was very excited to have a FF camera, but after a few days I noticed that pictures had a green color in the LCD screen. I read that this problem is common in the d810. Nikon is having a lot of problems. If I would not have expensive nikon lens, I would change to canon.

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                        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        So Far So Good!

                        By J. Alexander

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • High ISO Performance
                        • Large Clear LCD

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                          As a Christmas gift to myself I got the Nikon d610, an upgrade from the Nikon d3100. I am so happy with my purchase. I also purchased a Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR Lens. At first I had a little bit of a learning curve but once I started playing with the camera and shooting EVERYTHING plus viewing youtube video's I started learning how to work this amazing camera.
                          I'm primarily a headshot photographer and the difference is night and day going from the d3100 to the d610! The images are amazingly clear and the color and bocah are beautiful.
                          I'm still learning all the functions on this great camera. Over all, I'm a happy camper!

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                          4.0

                          Excellent upgrade from D7000

                          By BobbyV

                          from Walnut Creek, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • High ISO Performance

                          Cons

                          • Poor In Low Light

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                          I upgraded a couple years ago from my beloved D40x to the D7000, I have always pined for full frame camera which is good which is not plagued by problems (Nikon D600) even after shelling 2k. I was ok with D7000 as an upgrade but was never completely impressed by it. I have had the D610 for about a year now and have taken about a thousand pictures. I have the a few primes all nikkor 50mm and 85mm both 1.8 and I must say they are all that I need right now. I have done portraits and landscapes with the combinations and I'm hoping to add a few more lens to my bag whenever I can afford them.
                          Coming to the camera itself the layout of the camera is similar to that of the D7000 so I did not have any learning curve as supposed to my first move from D40x to D7000. It feels rugged enough for my use I don't plan on taking it harsh conditions that require pro-level weather sealing.
                          I used to really like the D7000+50mm1.8 combo but now with D610 this lens truly comes to life the pictures are just amazing. A lot of my pictures are taken indoors, while I usually did not like going above 1600 ISO with D7000 now I'm ok with pictures upto ISO of 6400. Coupe of disappointments for me are 1) The focus points are too much close not spread enough to use the FX sensor 2) when you use crop mode or the camera uses crop mode automatically when you put a DX lens is the resolution of the picture which drops dramatically which means I have to buy really expensive zoom lens (Nikon 70-200mm ii) for shooting wildlife. It was actually a mistake to sell my D7000.
                          It is a great upgrade into the FX world with few quirks hence the 4 stars at this point, it is everything I expected and more after researching the purchase for a year. I also want to thank B&H Video for their next day service and the goodies included as a part of the purchase. I also bought a Vello Battery grip for the extra battery which is a nice addition to an excellent camera.

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                          4.0

                          No Oil spots

                          By Davi

                          from Jenks, OK

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Large Clear LCD

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                            I was very hesitant about pulling the trigger on this guy after all of the problems with the D600. There seemed to still be a few D610's popping up that continued to have the oil spot but after extensive use over the past couple months mine is still as clean as you can expect any camera to be.

                            The camera itself functions and feels fantastic. Making the switch to FX sensor was one of the best photography decisions I could have made!

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                            5.0

                            D610 - Perfect "entry level" FX camera

                            By Misha

                            from New York

                            About Me Photography Student

                            Pros

                            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                            • Fast Shutter Speed
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • High ISO Performance
                            • Large Clear LCD

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                              After spending a good 5 years with my D3000 this was the best time to pull the trigger for my first Full Frame. Have to say this was a very thrilling upgrade.

                              After a week of spending time with this beauty I still have to sit in front of the user's manual to grasp all its features and techniques, but if shooting a D3000 for me was like shooting a regular 9mm gun then shooting from a D610 is like shooting a Desert Eagle at 6 shots per second. Unbelievable piece of gear.

                              Also, I consider the D610 to be a twin to the D750 and a brother to the D810. Arguably, they almost have the same specs so having the D610 truly makes me think that I'm handling a High End pro camera.

                              As far as the dust problem goes: A big black piece of dust landed on the D610's mirror after my THIRD shot. Thankfully it wasn't on the sensor so cleaning it out was not a big deal. I'm pretty sure it was a leftover while the camera was manufactured. But I wouldn't fuss about it if you are a buyer, just bad luck I guess.

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                              1.0

                              Sensor Spots/Issues

                              By Tim

                              from Philadelphia, PA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                              • Poor Image Quality

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                              I purchased the Nikon D610 when it first came out. This camera sounded great and I was thinking I wouldn't have to deal with the issues that previously existed with the D600. I was wrong. After a few shots, I've been plagued by the sensor dust and oil spot issue. Want to take a shot above f8? Forget it. My landscape photos are ruined and I'm constantly photoshopping out ugly black dots and particles. I've never dealt with worse people than Nikon. It took me weeks to get my D610 back home, and guess what showed up in my images AGAIN after just three shots? That's right, clusters of ugly sensor spots. It's almost as if Nikon has completely ignored this issue. I'm fighting to get a new D610. I paid a good chunk of money for this body at the time. I guess a properly functioning camera is too much to ask of Nikon. I'm half-tempted to take a major loss and switch to Canon.

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                              5.0

                              Excellent Camera

                              By enchanted

                              from Taos, new Mexico, US

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                              • Fast Shutter Speed
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • High ISO Performance
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel
                                • Video
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife photos

                                Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                                Reviewing a camera can go on as long as a book, so I will narrow down a few, brief points. Now that I had had a chance to use the D-610 for 3 months, I can say that it is an excellent addition to my line-up with the D-800, D-700, and D-300s in my portrait studio. Although the 610 is not considered a pro-line camera, its performance as a 24mp full frame unit is great. It is beautifully responsive and easy to use. It lacks some of the external control buttons we use in professional shooting, but the menu (once accustomed to it) provides fairly quick access to modifications. Nikon should have given it the 51 focus points rather than the 39, but once again, experience with it helps to manage this. Commenting on all the specifications, as I said, would fill a book, but the bottom line is that the 610's image quality is magnificent. Overall, it is a high quality camera at a reasonable price for a full frame.

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                                5.0

                                A very nice FX upgrade

                                By Stella

                                from Aliso Viejo, CA

                                About Me Casual Photographer

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                • Fast Shutter Speed
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • High ISO Performance
                                • Large Clear LCD
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel
                                  • Video
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife photos

                                  Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                                  A very nice FX upgrade. Very pleased.

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                                  5.0

                                  Remarkable versatility at a great price.

                                  By RedGreenBoo

                                  from Mountyain View, CA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                                  • Good Image Quality
                                  • Good Image Stabilization
                                  • High ISO Performance
                                  • Large Clear LCD

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Indoors/Low Light
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Video
                                    • Weddings/Events
                                    • Wildlife photos

                                    Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                                    I got the D610 as my second camera after using the D600 for a few years, and since they are very similar cameras, I will review both at once.

                                    My D600 is just rolling over to 20,000 clicks, and it is still going strong! I have been using this camera for filming short films, youtube videos, interviews, and time-lapses. I've done professional wedding photography, headshots, art photos, as well as family photos and parties. This camera has proved to be incredibly versatile, and coupled with some quality prime lenses, it can do just about anything you need it to. Its incredibly sensitive full frame sensor works well in all kinds of lighting situations - I love night-time and it is perfect for that.

                                    The video quality is very good. I've gotten to see some of my films on large projector screens at film festivals and the resolution is crisp. It gives more than enough quality for anything shown on computer screens. It also allows you to shoot for 20 minutes at a time unlike many other DSLR's which cut off sooner. If you are going the video route, you will definitely want to couple it with a quality dedicated microphone which will be able to live up to the video quality. Nikon cameras also have the ability to mount any of the old lenses from their production history, which work well with manual and aperture priority settings. These lenses can be found at very affordable prices used and are great for video since you will be having to manually focus anyway.

                                    The automatic metering works very quickly, I am often having to shoot interviews and documentaries on film sets where the lights around me are being changed and adjusted constantly, and I love watching how the D610 immediately adjusts itself to what it's being given, so I can focus on framing.

                                    The build-quality is solid, the camera feels very good in your hands, especially with the battery pack. It is heavy enough to be held steadily when shooting video and photos, and the arrangement of buttons and knobs makes it really easy to adjust all of the functions without having to search around in menus.

                                    Overall, these are both excellent cameras for a very good price. They will serve you for many years. Experts will find everything they need, and beginners will grow into the capabilities of this camera as they master the art of photography. Highly Recommended!

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent Full Frame Camera

                                    By William Near Chicago

                                    from South of Chicago

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                                    • Good Image Quality
                                    • Good Image Stabilization
                                    • High ISO Performance
                                    • Large Clear LCD
                                    • Quiet

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Wildlife photos

                                      Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                                      This is a fine full frame camera. I also use a D600, the images are about the same. Dust does not seem to be an issue with this camera. The quality of the images taken with a full frame as opposed to an APS-C, are considerable!! You can turn ordinary (photo one), into extraordinary (photo two). The insect was taken with the D610 and a 60mm macro lens. The moon was taken with a 70-300mm Nikon lens, and the buildings were taken with a 16-35mm Nikon f4 lens. This camera can do it all!! I have taken thousands of macro shots with this camera. You can shoot with ISO 6400 and have very little noise. Now that the Nikon D750 is out, I would consider this also. I doubt that the image quality will be much better, but other features may be for you.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Full Frame Camera

                                      By Jak30022

                                      from Seneca, SC

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                                      • Good Image Quality
                                      • Good Image Stabilization
                                      • High ISO Performance
                                      • Large Clear LCD
                                      • Quiet

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors/Low Light
                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Travel
                                        • Weddings/Events
                                        • Wildlife photos

                                        Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                                        Don't need more megapixels but want an easy to use full-frame camera.

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                                        4.0

                                        Nice gear!

                                        By Hiking Nomad

                                        from San Jose, CA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Good Image Quality
                                        • High ISO Performance

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Indoors/Low Light
                                          • Landscape/Scenery

                                          Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                                          I bought this product thinking I would setup up from my Canon 7D to a full frame sensor. I loved the specs and sensor reviews on the D610.Build quality feels good. Pop up flash to trigger my strobes was a desired feature, and the ability to change from full frame to crop sensor mode was a huge bonus. The ISO capability under low light was even better then I expected. Combining this with its impressive low light focus ability, and you have an impressive camera to say the least!However, I ultimately decided to return the camera. Factors included the auto focus system (slow, I used it in low light. To be fair though, it focused on things my 7D couldn't lock on at all) and poorly spaced focus points (difficult to use rule of thirds without using the focus and recompose technique).For my purposes, it didn't fill all requirements. Hard to justify the price for my needs, especially since there is still so much I can learn with my 7D body. If you need a camera with good low light performance and a great sensor, it may be a great fit for you.For reference, I used it with the 50mm 1.4G lens.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great job Nikon

                                          By David F

                                          from Tucson, AZ

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                                          • Good Image Quality
                                          • High ISO Performance

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Indoors/Low Light
                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Video
                                            • Weddings/Events

                                            Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                                            I use this Camera for professional shoots - I had two D700s and wanted to do video as well, so when this camera went down in price, I sold a D700 and picked up a D610. I loved the D700 for its great skin tones, pro body style and pro feel. After using the D610, I must say that this is a better camera than the D700 for my use, which is family portraits and some sporting events. The extra mega-pixels are really great and the video quality and video features are icing on the cake.

                                            It was too bad that Nikon had some bad press with the D600 - for the price, I don't think you can beat this camera anywhere in the Nikon line for what you get. It pretty much can do anything well.

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                                            Lenses

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                                            Required item: A lens is not included, Get the type of lens for the shot you need.

                                            Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Lens
                                            • You Pay: $1,256.95
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                                            Required item: A memory card is not included, be sure to purchase enough storage capacity.

                                            SanDisk - 16GB Extreme UHS-I U3 SDHC Memory Card (Class 10)
                                            • You Pay: $14.65
                                             

                                            Batteries & Power

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                                            Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

                                            Nikon - EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery (1900mAh)
                                            • You Pay: $47.00
                                             
                                            Watson - EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V, 1800mAh)
                                            • You Pay: $34.95
                                             

                                            Flash & Accessories

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                                            Get a flash to add light to your picture.

                                            Nikon - SB-910 AF Speedlight
                                            • You Pay: $546.95
                                            USA
                                             
                                            Vello - Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Nikon Cameras (3')
                                            • You Pay: $14.99
                                             

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                                            Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or case.

                                            Think Tank Photo - Speed Freak V2.0 (Black/Gray)
                                            • You Pay: $159.75
                                             

                                            Battery Grips

                                            Get a better grip for vertical shots and add battery life.

                                            Nikon - MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack
                                            • You Pay: $224.99
                                             
                                            Vello - BG-N10 Battery Grip for Nikon D600 & D610
                                            • You Pay: $79.95
                                             

                                            Remote Control

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                                            Take pictures remotely and minimize vibration.

                                            Nikon - MC-DC2 Remote Release Cord
                                            • You Pay: $21.95
                                             
                                            Vello - RS-N2II Wired Remote Switch for Select Nikon DC-2 Cameras
                                            • You Pay: $6.95
                                             

                                            Wireless File Transmitter

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                                            Nikon - WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
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