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Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only)

BH #NID610 • MFR #1540
Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only)
Key Features
  • 24.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 3 Image Processor
  • 3.2" 921k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
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.
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Nikon D610 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 224.3MP FX-Format Sensor and EXPEED 3 Image Processor
  • 3Multi-CAM 4800 Autofocus Sensor
  • 4Scene Recognition System and Exposure Metering
  • 5Full HD 1080p Movie Recording
  • 6Built-In Pop-Up Flash and i-TTL Support
  • 7Camera Design
  • 8Other Camera Features

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.
UPC: 018208015405

Nikon D610 Specs

Lens MountNikon F
Sensor ResolutionActual: 24.7 Megapixel
Effective: 24.3 Megapixel (6016 x 4016)
Sensor Type35.9 x 24 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image StabilizationNone
Mirror Lock-UpYes
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter
Shutter SpeedElectronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode
ISO Sensitivity100 to 6400 in Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 25,600)
Metering Method3D Color Matrix, Center-Weighted Average, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2, 1 EV Steps)
Metering Range0 to 20 EV
White BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/5/10/20-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes3:2 JPEG
3936 x 2624
2944 x 1968
1968 x 1312
Aspect Ratio3:2, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Internal Video Capture
Recording ModesH.264/MOV
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p
HD (1280 x 720) at 25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
Recording LimitUp to 29 Minutes for Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio Recording LPCM Audio
External Video Capture
External Recording ModesHDMI
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p
HD (1280 x 720) at 50p/59.94p
IP StreamingNone
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O1 x Mini-HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
WirelessWi-Fi *Adapter Required
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Resolution921,000 Dot
Display TypeFixed LCD
Secondary DisplayTop: Status Display
MagnificationApprox. 0.7x
Diopter Adjustment-3 to +1
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF, Full-Time Servo, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 39
Autofocus Sensitivity-1 to +19 EV
Built-In FlashYes
Flash ModesFirst-Curtain Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Second-Curtain Sync, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Guide Number39' / 11.89 m at ISO 100
Maximum Sync Speed1/200 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +1 EV (1/3, 1/2, 1 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemiTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe, Wireless
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Battery Type1 x EN-EL15 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7 VDC, 1900 mAh
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Material of ConstructionMagnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.6 x 4.4 x 3.2" / 142.2 x 111.8 x 81.3 mm
Weight1.67 lb / 757.5 g (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9 x 7.1 x 6.4"

Nikon D610 Reviews

I finally went full frame!

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-31

I debated buying a d610 for over a year now and finally went for it. So far I am very happy with the camera. I haven't used it professionally yet because I don't have a standard zoom lens for it yet. I have an 80-200 f2.8 and a 17mm 3.5 and the images I get with these are great. I also have and old, 50mm f1.8 manuel Nikon E series lens and those images are fantastic. I shoot a lot of party pics and awards ceremonies these days so I use my d7200 with a dx 17-50mm f2.8 for most of these shots. The standard zoom range full frame 2.8 lenses are pretty expensive so I will hold out on that for a bit, but when I shoot awards banquits I will use the d610 and the 70-200 lens for close-ups of speakers and other tight shots, as well as now I have a true 17mm full frame lens for those wider than wide shots. The d610 is a fantastic back-up for the time being.

The Best Go-To Camera

By Ronnie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-30

I just received the Nikon D610. And it has met all of my expectations. The astrophotography that I do requires pin-sharp exposures and the 610 does not disappoint me. The extra functions like lifting up the mirror for a smoother shutter release is great. I could go on about how great the camera is but I can sum it up by saying it will be my go-to camera for most shoots. Very happy with it. Thanks Nikon.


By Michel
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-20

Problems of autofocus with close shots, I go manual.

Problem Solved!

By Al
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-19

Based on the recommendation of the staff at BH, this camera is just what I was looking for. As a serious amateur, I have a Nikon F3 with a number of manual lens's. This Nikon d610, allows me to move into the digital world, and still use my lens's. After just two weeks, the results are amazing. Thank you BH for all your help. Al

Fantastic camera! Great service! Very fast and responsive!!!

By Julianne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-01

I love B&H and how they are all so professional and relatable. (My husband is writing this review). My experience has been a great one with B&H. We bought a Nikon D610 through another retailer due to my wife purchasing it as a gift and didn't know about B&H. The other retailer called a day before it was supposed to arrive and stated that the item was not in stock and due to the supply chain, it was going to take a few months. My husband could not wait for the item, so he looked at B&H and saw that it could be shipped within a week (2 days) and they were right. It was. He also looked at the price and how it dropped. He couldn't have been more happy. We got our refund from the other retailer and went through B&H. They had it to us in two days. We live in Utah, so it was amazing how fast they shipped from New York. Unfortunately, the camera had dust inside it. Which was odd because it was new and never been opened. So this was a manufacturer problem. I knew because I had taken it to get my sensor cleaned twice from an authorized Nikon camera shop. It still had dust. I returned it a week later. I called B&H and it took 5 minutes for me to state my reason and they processed it, and now they are shipping us a new one. This was so easy to do. They apologized and the representative listened. I couldn't have been more happy.

Old but fabulous

By Alejandro
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-24

This is my third D610. All I need is its great full frame sensor for my FX lenses. All the other features are accessory. Good tripod, good lenses and good sensor is all you need for superb (mostly still) photography.

My first FX full frame camera

By Harry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-27

For years I have shot with DX cameras. I have owned many from the time digital came out and all Nikons. The F mount on all Nikon lenses fit all Nikon cameras including my new D610. The D610 is a great camera, I have been shooting all landscape so far and am pleased with the full frame pictures and the details. I am using the Nikon 24-120 f4 lens which gives me a lot of latitude. I should have gone to full frame a long time ago. Thank you, Harry

still a very good camera

By Jose
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-26

i bought this camera in 2022 and still delivers good quality pictures i took it to a car show and the focus was pretty good

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What is the included warranty?
Asked by: Dileep R.
This product has a one year, limited manufacturer's warranty.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25


If the d610 false to work with in the year, does B7h fix it or do I send it back to Nikon??
Asked by: Anonymous
If the camera is faulty within 30 days of purchasing, you would sent it back to us. If the defect occurs beyond the 30 days, you will need to contact Nikon directly.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Does this model have a self cleaning sensor?
Asked by: Anonymous
Nikon has not posted the instruction manual for the D610 online as of yet, but I am confident the camera will have a self cleaning sensor. The previous D600 model did include this feature. Once they do release more details and publish the instruction manual, we can then confirm. Yossi
Answered by: Jeremy L.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Hi, Is there a copy of original manufacturer manual included in the box?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Nikon D610 will come with an original manufacturer's manual in the box.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Will my Nikkor 28-200 mm F/3.5-5.6 D IF AF from my F100 work with this digital body without any restrictions?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Nikkor 28-200mm D lens will work with the Nikon D610 without restriction.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Assuming I use SDHC Class 10 high speed memory cards, how many Raw images at 6 fps can I take before the buffer fills?
Asked by: Anonymous
Nikon lists the buffer capacity for Jpeg Shot in Jpeg-fine Large, 51 images.Shot in Jpeg-fine Medium, 100 images.Shot in Jpeg-fine Small, 100 images.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-25


B&H # NID610 MFR # 1540 Is this a refurbished unit? If not is the MB-D14 Multi Battery Power Pack a misprint? Seems too good to be true, sorry if I am a bit hesitant.
Asked by: Caitlin M.
Everything included in the package are new. All US versions. I jut received mine.
Answered by: Miguel
Date published: 2020-08-12


I am considering the purchase of the Nikon D610. I currently have a D90. Can I expect the same positive results with my DX lenses? Also please tell me more about the WU-1B wireless mobile adapter. For example is it necessary to purchase a monthly fee to forward my images? Thanks, Mike
Asked by: Anonymous
The Nikon D610 is a full frame camera and will provide a cropped image when using DX format lenses. Your best option is to purchase FX, or full frame lenses to use with the Nikon D610. There is no need to purchase a monthly fee to transfer images with the WU-1B wireless adapter.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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