Nikon D610 Review

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November 12, 2013 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective angle of view Nikon FX format
Effective pixels 24.3 million
Image sensor 35.9 x 24.0 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels 24.7 million
Dust-reduction System Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image size (pixels) FX (36x24) image area 6,016 x 4,016 (L), 4,512 x 3,008 (M), 3,008 x 2,008 (S). DX (24x16) image area 3,936 x 2,624 (L), 2,944 x 1,968 (M), 1,968 x 1,312 (S). FX-format photographs taken in movie live view 6,016 x 3,376 (L), 4,512 x 2,528 (M), 3,008 x 1,688 (S). DX-format photographs in movie live view 3,936 x 2,224 (L), 2,944 x 1,664 (M), 1,968 x 1,112 (S)
Storage - File format NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed or compressed. JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available. NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Double slot Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of copies created using NEF+JPEG; pictures can be copied between cards.
File system DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage FX (36x24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical. DX (24x16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.7 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint 21 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment -3 - +1 m-1
Focusing screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirror Quick return
Depth-of-field preview Pressing depth-of-field preview button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (other modes)
Lens aperture Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lenses Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24 x 16 1.5x image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (A and M modes only). IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses can not be used. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the center 7 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster and the center 33 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/6.8 or faster).
Shutter type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed 1/4000 - 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control), X200
Flash sync speed X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/200 and 1/250 s)
Release mode Single frame, continuous low speed, continuous high speed, quiet shutter-release, quiet continuous shutter-release, self-timer, Remote control, mirror-up
Frame advance rate 1-5 fps (continuous low speed), 6 fps (continuous high speed), or 3 fps (quiet continuous shutter-release)
Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Remote release modes Delayed remote, quick-response remote, remote mirror-up
Exposure Metering TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data. Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle or average of entire frame). Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used).
Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F) Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0-20 EV. Spot metering: 2-20 EV
Exposure meter coupling Combined CPU and AI
Mode Auto (auto; auto (flash off)); scene (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait; night landscape; party/indoor; beach/snow; sunset; dusk/dawn; pet portrait; candlelight; blossom; autumn colors; food; silhouette; high key; low key); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); U1 (user settings 1); U2 (user settings 2)
Exposure compensation Can be adjusted by -5 - +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV in P, S, A, and M modes
Exposure bracketing 2-3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
Flash bracketing 2-3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
White balance bracketing 2-3 frames in steps of 1, 2, or 3
ADL bracketing 2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 frames using preset values for all frames
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 100-6400 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, Off
Autofocus Nikon Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors; the center 33 points are available at apertures slower than f/5.6 and faster than f/8, while the center 7 focus points are available at f/8), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft 8 in.-9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range -1 - +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status. Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
AF-area mode Single-point AF; 9-, 21-, or 39-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flash Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet portrait: Auto flash with auto pop-up P, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide Number Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Flash control TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, or SB-300; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash mode Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off; Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Flash compensation -3 - +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander; built-in flash can serve as master flash in commander mode; Auto FP High-Speed Sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400 and SB-300; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminal AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balance Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored), choose color temperature (2500 K - 10000 K), all with fine-tuning
Live view modes Live view photography (still images), movie live view (movies)
Live view lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F). Manual focus (M)
Live view AF-area mode Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Live view autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Movie metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering method Matrix
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate 1,920 x 1,080; 30 p (progressive), 25 p, 24 p. 1,280 x 720; 60 p, 50 p, 30 p, 25 p. Actual frame rates for 60 p, 50 p, 30 p, 25 p, and 24 p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both high and normal image quality
File format MOV
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format Linear PCM
Audio recording device Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Other options Index marking, time-lapse photography
Monitor 8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 921k-dot (VGA), low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with approx. 170 °; viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and automatic monitor brightness control using ambient brightness sensor
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, GPS data display, and auto image rotation
USB Hi-Speed USB
HDMI output Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminal Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately). GPS unit: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio output Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Supported languages Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Battery One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL15 battery
Battery pack Optional MB-D14 multi-power battery pack with one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15 Li-ion battery or six AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries
AC adapter EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 141 x 113 x 82 mm (5.6 x 4.4 x 3.2 in.)
Weight Approx. 850 g (1 lb 14.0 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 760 g (1 lb 10.8 oz; camera body only)
Temperature 0 °C - 40 °C (+32 °F - 104 °F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories BS-1 accessory shoe cover, DK-21 rubber eyecup, BM-14 monitor cover, BF-1B body cap, EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-25 battery charger, DK-5 eyepiece cap, AN-DC10 strap, UC-E15 USB cable, ViewNX 2 CD
Audio output Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Supported languages Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Power source  
Battery One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL15 battery
Battery pack Optional MB-D14 multi-power battery pack with one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15 Li-ion battery or six AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries
AC adapter EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions/weight  
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 141 x 113 x 82 mm (5.6 x 4.4 x 3.2 in.)
Weight Approx. 850 g (1 lb 14.0 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 760 g (1 lb 10.8 oz; camera body only)
Operating environment  
Temperature 0 °C - 40 °C (+32 °F - 104 °F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories BS-1 accessory shoe cover, DK-21 rubber eyecup, BM-14 monitor cover, BF-1B body cap, EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-25 battery charger, DK-5 eyepiece cap, AN-DC10 strap, UC-E15 USB cable, ViewNX 2 CD

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