Nikon D610

Released October, 2013
  • 24.2 MP
  • Full frame 35.9 x 24 mm CMOS
  • 3.2" LCD
While the screen shows details well, when zooming in to focus accurately in low light the view becomes quite noisy, with considerable coloured speckling visible.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)
9.1 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Nikon D610

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

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DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

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focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Nikon D610
Nikon D3
Nikon D700
continuous shooting


What do the experts think?

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Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

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Benchmarks Real world tests of the Nikon D610

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Nikon D610
2,925 ISO
1,256 ISO
1,333 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

Nikon D610
2,900 LPH
Nikon D700
2,200 LPH
Nikon D750
2,200 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon D610
260 ms
Nikon D3
88 ms
173 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Nikon D610
54 ms
Nikon D3
43 ms
Nikon D800
43 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Nikon D610
300 ms
Sony A7
1,700 ms
500 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon D610
6 fps
Nikon D3
9 fps
Nikon D800
4 fps

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Nikon D610


Like most full-frame cameras, the D610's photos have a nice, natural sharpness and tonality.

In most cases we'd say that the automatic white balance system can be relied upon, but if you're unsure it's worth setting a custom white balance value.


8.3 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


It produces relatively clean image data at low and midrange ISO sensitivities, and has very smart JPEG and noise-reduction algorithms.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Nikon D610 is capable of resolving up to around 28 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)
You get very clean JPEGs up through ISO 400.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)


Face-priority and Normal-area AF (in which the photographer can set the AF point anywhere in the frame) are likely to be the most commonly used options.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)
As previously mentioned the D610 adds a quiet continuous-shooting mode, which does feel and sound a little softer than the normal continuous-low mode.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
One feature I wish Nikon would incorporate (and that Canon finally has): Zone and/or expanded AF area options.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)


The FX sensor also means that depth of field can be more easily restricted to blur backgrounds (and foregrounds) and FX format lenses show their full width.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)
Those photographers who aren't tied to Nikon by a stash of lenses may feel tempted to invest in the Canon camera instead.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)
In portrait mode, the company claims more natural skin tones and improved facial depth-of-field by incorporating contrast information.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)


A vari-angle screen would've been nice for those who like to shoot from awkward angles, and a touchscreen would have elevated the camera making it the first full-frame SLR with touch-control.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)
The viewfinder is really nice, big and bright with the useful overlay grid that's in many of Nikon's dSLRs.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
This is done by pressing the WB button the back of the camera and scrolling with the dial above the thumbrest until PRE is displayed in the top LCD screen.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)


This means that when shooting landscape format images, you can't set an AF point that is exactly on the intersection of thirds and subjects towards the edges of the frame are beyond reach.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)
One downside of the D610's AF system, however, is that the 39 points are grouped fairly tightly around the center of the image frame.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)
Nikon has a good record with autofocus systems and the D610's is every bit as we'd expect (and exactly the same as the D600).
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Megapixels 24.2 MP
Resolution 6016 x 4016
Size Full frame
Area 35.9 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.0x
Pixel size 35.7 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 50 ISO to 25,600 ISO
  1. NEF 14bit
  2. TIFF
  3. NEF
  4. JPEG
  5. NEF 12bit
  6. RAW
Self cleaning sensor Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,900 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,900 LPH

focus system

Type Phase detection
Focus points 39
Cross type focus points 9
Supports continuous Yes


Min 30 s
Max 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 141 x 113 x 82 mm
Thickness 82 mm
Weight 760 g
Is weather sealed Yes


Is a smart camera No
Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR Yes
WiFi None
Automatic panorama No
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization None


Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (MPEG-4)
Shoots video in 24p Yes
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes


Type LCD
Size 3.2"
Resolution 921 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view Yes


Viewfinder mirror Opaque
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Pentaprism
Coverage 100%
Magnification 0.7x
Viewfinder size 0.7x


Max continuous shooting 6 fps
Battery life 900 photos
Continuous shooting 6 fps
Focus lag 260 ms
Shutter lag 54 ms
Startup delay 300 ms
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