Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of DF vs D610

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Nikon DF
10.0
Nikon D610
10.0
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Nikon DF
10.0
Nikon D610
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from nikonrumors.com, imaging-resource.com, dpreview.com, 1001noisycameras.com and 4 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Winner
Nikon D610 

Camera Rocket recommends the Nikon D610  based on its reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon DF vs D610

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

Nikon DF
3,279 ISO
Nikon D610
2,925 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon DF
274 ms
Nikon D610
260 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Nikon DF
54 ms
Nikon D610
54 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Nikon DF
550 ms
Nikon D610
300 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon DF
5.5 fps
Nikon D610
6 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon DF
1,400 photos
Nikon D610
900 photos

Features Key features of the Nikon DF  vs D610 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon DF
16.2 MP
Nikon D610
24.2 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon DF
204,800 ISO
Nikon D610
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Nikon DF
3.2"
Nikon D610
3.2"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Nikon DF
0.7x
Nikon D610
0.7x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Nikon DF
53.1 microns
Nikon D610
35.7 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Nikon DF  vs D610 

8.1
8.7

8.0
8.0

Overall

8.2 Out of 10
8.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Nikon DF  vs
D610 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 16.2 MP 24.2 MP
Resolution 4648 x 3488 6016 x 4016
Size Full frame Full frame
Area 36 x 23.9 mm 35.9 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 1.0x
Pixel size 53.1 microns 35.7 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 50 ISO to 204,800 ISO 50 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
NEF 14bit
NEF 12bit
TIFF
RAW
NEF
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

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

viewfinder

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

performance

Max continuous shooting 5.5 fps 6 fps
Battery life 1,400 900
Continuous shooting
6 fps
5.5 fps
Focus lag 274 ms 260 ms
Shutter lag 54 ms 54 ms
Startup delay 550 ms 300 ms

video

Nikon DF  vs
D610 
Video None 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (MPEG-4)
Shoots video in 24p N/A Yes
Shoots high speed video N/A No
External mic jack N/A 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video N/A Contrast detection
Autofocus type N/A Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous N/A Yes

display

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

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 143.5 x 110 x 66.5 mm 141 x 113 x 82 mm
Thickness 66.5 mm 82 mm
Weight 765 g 760 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

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