Nikon D610


24.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor | 3.2" 921k-dot LCD | 6fps continuous shooting 


What we like:

  • Outstanding high ISO performance
  • Wide dynamic range in Raw files
  • Consistently pleasing metering and white balance results 

What we don't:

  • Small coverage area of AF array compared to peers
  • Slow AF in live view and video modes
  • No histogram in live view

The Nikon D610 is Nikon's smallest, least expensive full-frame DSLR, aimed directly at first-time full-frame buyers. It is built around a 24MP FX-format CMOS sensor and crams many of the features of other high-end Nikon DSLRs into a pleasantly compact body. The D610 features a 100% coverage viewfinder and 39-point autofocus system, nine of which are cross-type points.

Like other current Nikon cameras, the AF system works in conjunction with a 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor to track moving subjects accurately, albeit only over the limited, very central spread of AF points in this particular body. The D610 can capture 1080p HD video at 30, 25 or 24 frames per second and can stream uncompressed footage out over its HDMI port.

"The D610 is built around a 24MP FX-format CMOS sensor and crams many of the features of other high-end Nikon DSLRs into a pleasantly compact body."

The Nikon D610 is a minor upgrade to the company's full-frame (FX-format) D600, but a newly-designed shutter appears to have fixed the dirty sensor issue which afflicted its predecessor. Other new features include slightly faster burst shooting, new 'quiet continuous' mode, and improved auto white balance. The rest of the features are unchanged. They include a 3.2-inch LCD, large optical viewfinder, dual memory card slots, and high-end video recording features. The image sensor remains the same, which is to say that the D610's ISO performance and Raw dynamic range are right up there with the very best.


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