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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
  • External Mic and Headphone Inputs
  • Continuous Shooting up to 6 fps
  • Expandable Sensitivity to ISO 25600
  • Multi-CAM 4800 AF Sensor with 39 Points
  • Built-In Flash with Commander Mode
  • Supports WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter

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 this 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 Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Full-time Servo (F), Manual Focus (M)
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 sec, 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 sec
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 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, 20 sec
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, 7VDC, 1900mAh
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

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NikonD610 DSLR Camera (Body Only)
 
4.8

(based on 176 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (142)
  • High ISO performance (121)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (109)
  • Easy to use (102)
  • Fast shutter speed (92)

Cons

  • Poor in low light (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (103)
  • Low light (99)
  • Family photos (93)
  • Travel (89)
  • Weddings (75)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (64), Semi-pro photographer (52), Pro photographer (24), Casual photographer (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (138), Yes (11)

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

 

Beware!

I bought the D610 last month expecting to have resolved the dust/oil issue of the previous model. I was very happy with it, but I returned it yesterday due to too many oil...Read complete review

I bought the D610 last month expecting to have resolved the dust/oil issue of the previous model. I was very happy with it, but I returned it yesterday due to too many oil spots I found after 500 photographs taken. I've attached one of the shots. Hope this is helpful.

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5.0

Quick and Versatile for Images

By toroverde

from Greeley, CO

About Me Semi-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
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

    The D610 is an affordable camera for full frame photography which provides for a fast processor with wonderful images to work with. Nice to use a full frame len(s) and to have the true wide angle perspective.
    Used it on some landscapes and found the quality to be outstanding and had a chance to photograph action in the raw setting with no problem buffering the images in quickly.
    The D610 will be the main camera and the D7100 will be a backup camera for landscape and portrait sessions.

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    5.0

    Spectacular Camera

    By SOLAR

    from Guadalajara, Mèxico

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Image Quality
    • High ISO Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

      Excellent camera¡¡¡. With very good characteristics in the design, I think it is friendly in the management and the most important, this camera give us amazing pictures. I am very exciting with dairy use and I don`t have regrets by the prize that I payed for it.

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      5.0

      Perfect lightweight Full Frame Camera

      By El Compilla

      from New York

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • High ISO Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

        - Very Faster AF
        - Easy to operate
        - Low noise at ISO 3200
        - Going to use for weddings

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        5.0

        Working well with my FX telephotos

        By Alank

        from Bethesda, MD

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Lcd Cover Falls Off

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

        I bought this to complement my D7000 since I use FX telephoto and zoom lenses for bird and wildlife photography and wanted to get that bit of extra definition the large format provides. Its also turned out to be really good for action shots - an unexpected bonus. I will probably buy an FX 24-85 lens to go with it so I can use it as a walking around body if I'm carrying one camera.

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        5.0

        Awesome entry level FX body

        By Jamie

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • 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):

          I decided to upgrade to the FX format finally from a D200 and love the D610. While the D200 still feels more substantial to hold and still offers excellent DX quality, the D610 brings full frame, HD video, HDR, lens compatibility, better low light performance and other more current features which in my opinion make it a great addition to the camera bag. I've been shooting as a "professional hobbyist" (including a handful of weddings each year) for over 20 years and half of that was 35mm then the D200. While I'd love the D800, I feel the D610 is a better value overall and am very happy with it.

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          5.0

          Great camera for the price

          By GG

          from Texas

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

              This was a gift for my wife. She has been out taking pictures since we bought it, and love the camera. This is her first camera with full frame, and wanted to test this out before moving over to higher models as the price jumps gets more significant. It is probably one of the smaller full frame cameras, which was important for us, as we drag this with us everywhere..

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              5.0

              Amazing FX performance

              By Emily K.

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Battery Life
              • 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
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                As a college photography student who shoots weddings, sports, and also fine arts projects, this camera is everything I could've wanted and more. It performs really well in low light, and the ISO doesn't get too grainy. The only drawback I've seen is that after taking multiple frames very quickly (holding down the button), it is kind of slow to recover. That's frustrating for sports photos, but everything else is great.

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                5.0

                Impressed

                By Bob

                from USA and the world

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Excellent image quality
                • Excellent Stabilization
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Very Good Image Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • ALL PHOTOGRAPHY

                  Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                  The more I use it the more I like it and the more it impresses me. Awesome quality and sharp detail in the pictures. I am using it with a 24 to 120 f-4 lens right now in the 45C heat of Afghanistan, and it works fine. The Watson spare battery had a temp limit of 40 but seems to do fine in the 45C heat (not sure that I do so well though). I checked it out with all my other lenses and all programmed in without a hitch - including my first Nikon lens I bought on my Ftn in 1974 that I IA upgraded around 1985.
                  I have only used the 24/120 lens here due to travel weight restrictions and am just as impressed with the lens, sharp and fast.

                  The camera has two modes that I can program and save my settings in, U1 and U2. If it had more I would use them. Another thing that I like is that it has my own menu that I can set up for the settings that I use the most and need to change quickly.

                  The manual is well done and explains most everything. A few things that I needed to figure out like HDR needs both memory cards recording JPEG (not one in RAW), and focus point selection needs the AF-mode button setting out of auto before the back toggle will work.

                  I have only set up a couple of "picture controls" so far (the presets are doing fine for what I do mostly, as well as the auto white balance). I think of picture control as the type of film that I am using. It's the way the sensor sees and records and can be setup similar to the professional films of days gone by. There are sliders for contrast, saturation, hue, etc that can be stored to be selected later.

                  I can't think of anything I don't like about this camera/lens setup. I've only been using it for a month and a few thousand pictures and just beginning to get into it's potential. I have only good things to say about it so far.

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                  5.0

                  Sweet camera

                  By The Dean

                  from Bakersfield

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • High ISO Performance
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Quick Setting Change
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                    I work at a college and use the camera almost daily to capture student events like graduation, orientation, and club festivities. The ease of use and quick handling of the D610 allowed me to make a seamless transition from my D7000. Photography is a sideline and not my vocation, but superior image quality is a must. The D610 delivers.

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                    5.0

                    Fantastic Image Quality

                    By Edwin Rabbit

                    from Tyrone, GA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                      This camera turns out some really beautiful, vibrant images and videos. The body feels rock solid, and it just works beautifully.

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                      5.0

                      Nikon got it right.

                      By Jehammer1

                      from Cerritos, Calif

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • High ISO Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                        I am a semi-professional photographer who had been looking for a full frame camera. After all of the trouble with the D600, I decided to wait until any problems were worked out, and then buy. The D610 is a great camera. The simplicity and ease of use, combined with the numerous features that the D610 has, make this a great buy. Add in the Nikon typical routine of making adjustments from one Nikon camera to another whenever you upgrade, make this an easy decision. I've shot a few portrait sessions with it and now I am looking forard to shooting a wedding later this month with it. I loved the results that I got with my D7100 and this is even better.

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                        5.0

                        Love this camera

                        By Chris C

                        from Houston, TX

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                          Fantastic low light performance, absolutely love this camera! Very low noise at reasonably high iso.

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                          4.0

                          Good Camera with one exception.

                          By JohnM

                          from Albany, OR

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          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
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                            I moved up from the D90 to the D610 which is my first FX body and it's a pleasure to use. My major complaint is the focus points are too clustered in the center. I find myself using the AF-L button a lot more than with my other cameras. Other than that, the image quality is excellent, and it's frame rate is good.

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                            4.0

                            D610 Review

                            By Gato Mojado

                            from Washington, DC

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Ergonomics
                            • Fast Shutter Speed
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Interchanging Lenses

                            Cons

                            • No Light Meter On Top
                            • Plastic Magnesium Body

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                            A Full-Frame HDSLR, the D610 functions well for the advanced amateur. It has the great ergonomics that Nikon has utilized for many years and fits Nikon mount lenses from eons ago.If you're gripping about not being able to use 100,000 ISO, you need a new hobby. This camera has a very adept range of ISO's up to 6400 which is perfectly reasonable and much greater than earlier models. The 6 fr/sec works like a charm and I believe that at 24 mp the images are the correct size, neither too large (hello D800 @ 36mp) nor too small (D200, remember that one? @ 10mp).There are two negatives to this camera that you should be aware of: 1.) The body is made of a combination of Magnesium-Alloy and plastic. This gives it a light yet more fragile feel. You simply aren't as sure about it getting knocked at some point.2.) Unlike in some of the other hundred's (D800, D300, D200) the D610 does not have a light meter in the top information screen. You won't notice this if you don't shoot from the hip. However, if you do, be forewarned.I bought some insurance to cover and damages that might occur thanks to the plastic body, and make test images before shooting from the hip to better know the light range when I am. These bandaids help to recover from the drawbacks.In the end I really like this camera. It works well with low and high lighting. It's ability to use a wide range of lenses means that I don't have to buy new lenses every 7 years (can you say Canon?). The video works like a charm. And it feels right in your hands.

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                            5.0

                            My new Nikon D610

                            By Dancing Man

                            from Oro Valley, AZ

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • I'm An Aviation Shooter

                            Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                            I've been a Nikon shooter for about 30 years and my first digital Nikon was my D100 (from B&H). I then progressed to the D90 (from B&H) and just recently I purchased my favorite camera of all time, the Nikon D610 (from B&H).

                            I would recommend this Nikon D610 with battery pack and remote wireless shutter control to anyone that needs a great camera at a reasonable price and B&H is the place to purchase all your camera needs. They said that I would have on the 23rd of the month, and low and behold, it was there on the 23rd.

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                            5.0

                            Excelent up grade from DX TO FX

                            By MEXICAN PAPARAZZI

                            from Cancún, MX

                            About Me Pro 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

                            Cons

                            • Af Points Limited Area

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                            Comming from D5100, I was urgently looking for a full frame camera plus a wide angle lense. This was my best option after thorough research and reviews.

                            PROs: ISO capabilities are really good. White Balance options are very handy. specially the option that allows you to determin your favorite "temperature" mesured in K. Menu and settings performace is preaty friendly for a DX Medium and advance photographers. I love the double dials to control aperture and shutter speed. Battery lasts long and long. still its always good idea to carry on with an extra charged battery.
                            Great new timer options and settings available. Video, I am not a video maker, but I tryed it and loved the fact that you can control the ISO while Recording. 60 ftps at 1280x720 looks fantastic.

                            So far I have used it with 3 new lences: 16-35mm f/4 wide angle, 24-85mm f3.5/4.5 and a 70-200mm f/2.8 ; all of them perfome incredibly good.

                            CONs: AF points, 39 but within a 50% area, which makes it really a big disadvange. Feels frustraition when you want to focuse out in the corners having no more chance but recomposing the shot. Iso control: too bad it is not posible to configure any of the extra buttons to acces Iso with one hand only. it would have been great advantage for those who use the speedlight out of the camera with the left hand, and the camera on the right. specially in social events. NEF file format is an updated version that does not open with CS6. new plug in must be installed, or else, upgrade to Photoshop CC.

                            OVERALL: I give a 87/100.

                            I love the camera. It really saved my life out of a job I had to shoot with a full frame. The results I´ve got in less than a week are beyond my spectations.

                            I would definitelly recomend it

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                            5.0

                            D610 DSLR

                            By Babs

                            from NC

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                            • Good Image Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                              I upgraded from the D7100(great camera!). The D610 is easy for me to use since it is similar to the 7100. The pictures come out great even in just jpg format.

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                              5.0

                              Nice upgrade

                              By Sam

                              from Atlanta, GA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • 14000th Shutter
                              • Battery Grip Doesn't Fps
                              • Slower Shutter

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                              I have upgraded from my D7000 to this camera and boy was it worth it. I do like the improved resolution and the full frame. The low light capability on this camera is leaps over the D7000, I can say it is at least 2 full stops better. It is similar in design to my D7000 with its controls, but it is heavier and thats a good thing. I do miss having the ability to shoot at 1/8000th when I am outside shooting @ 2.8 or faster. I also would have liked when I add the battery grip it would add extra FPS for faster shooting for sports. Overall this camera is a great upgrade from the DX line for anyone. it will not break your wallet as bad as the D800 will but still capture great stills for what ever you shoot.

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                              5.0

                              Excellent Quality

                              By Urban Landscaper

                              from New York City, NY

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Image Quality

                              Cons

                              • None so far

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery

                              Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                              I recently purchased the D610 as an upgrade from my D7000. There is a noticeable jump in clarity and resolution. Given that the controls and body are very similar to the D7000, the transition is seamless. I have been shooting with Nikon 24-70 f2.8 and Nikon 70-200 f4.0, both of which nicely complement the D610.

                              I have had relatively little high ISO experience with this body so far, as low light photography has typically been on a tripod at base ISO. That said, image quality at higher ISO was very good and a notable improvement over D7000.

                              In short, no regrets.

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                              5.0

                              finally switched to fx format

                              By Guinness2

                              from Charlotte, NC

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                              Pros

                              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                              • Fast Shutter Speed
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                                Camera has excellent image quality, fast focus, and good low light capabilities. have owned d-90 and d-7000, there is no comparison.

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