Nikon D610

After receiving several complaints about dust and oil on the Nikon D600, Nikon has now officially announced the successor to the cameras with the introduction of the Nikon D610. As a successor to the camera, the D610 is expected to address user complaints on the previous model. The camera is also added several improvements such as continuous shooting of 5.5fps to 6fps, and in quiet mode to 3fps. And improvements in white balance settings to produce a more natural color on bright blue sky conditions. It also added weather-sealing as the Nikon D800

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Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Our Review

Features & Design

Look at the Nikon D610′s design proved to have a design that is identical to the D600, the difference is only on the three new features were added to the camera include improved white balance, shutter repair mechanism that lets you take pictures continuously slightly faster than 5.5fps to 6fps, and in silent mode with a speed of 3fps. The third addition to these improvements, the camera is also expected to resolve the problems on the previous model which address user complaints about dust and oil.

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Besides the additional features that have been mentioned, the Nikon D610 also carries the same features such as D600 full-frame CMOS sensor with 24.3 megapixel resolution, EXPEED 3 processor, 3.2-inch monitor screen, Full HD 1080p video recording at 30fps, ISO25600 , sensor Multi-CAM 4800 Autofocus with 39 focus points. Additionally, this camera is also equipped with a built-in flash and support WU-1b wireless adapter.

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While the size and weight of the Nikon D610 is not much different from the Nikon D600. Nikon D610 has a size of 5.6 x 4.4 x 3.2 “/ 141.0 x 113.0 x 82.0 mm with a weight of 1.67 lb / 760 g for body only. Despite not having WiFi and GPS features such as Canon EOS 6D, but with the size and features better than the previous model, the Nikon D610 camera will be of interest to fans of full-frame in particular who want to have a backup camera at an affordable price.

Performance & Image Quality

As discussed above, the Nikon D610 is able to take pictures continuously with speed has been improved from the previous model to 6fps. And in silent mode you can take pictures at 3fps. While the sensor Multi-CAM 4800 Autofocus with 39-focus point enables focusing the camera is capable of high speed and accurate.

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With a CMOS sensor that offers 24.3 Megapixel resolution and EXPEED 3 processor, the Nikon D610 has the same image quality as the Nikon D600. The D610 can produce impressive image quality without significant noise at high ISO settings. At ISO100-1000 there is no need to worry about the quality of the images with impressive detail especially noise images. At ISO1600 noise images might look a bit cryptic but not overly interfere with the quality of your image, the image still has a pretty good detail. You can use ISO100-6400 that can be increased up to ISO25600.

The D6100 video quality offered is also not much different from what you get from the D600. The Video quality sharpness as when you capture a photo, in which the color remains vibrant and smooth with sharp contrast. Also recorded with crystal clear sound without any wind noise interference. You can record video with a resolution of 1920 x 1080p (Full HD) at 30 fps or 1280 x 720p (HD) at 60fps. Overall quality of the images and videos are produced by the D610 identical to D600 where you will be quite satisfied with the detail, vivid colors, sharpness and image noise is well controlled.

Sample Video By Nikon

Should I buy the camera?

Overall the Nikon D610 has the specification and picture quality are synonymous with the Nikon D600. It’s just that this latest camera adds several new features that have been upgraded from the previous model such as improved white balance, shutter mechanism has repaired that lets you take pictures continuously slightly faster than 5.5fps to 6fps, and in silent mode with a speed of 3fps.

Taking into account the features of the Nikon D610 and the quality of the images and videos are impressive. This new camera is worth to buy, especially for those of you who need a backup camera or looking to upgrade your camera from the mid-range level to a higher level. Nikon D610 worth to buy with a price range of between $1,996.95, but you also need to look at a competitor of the camera is also worth considering given the cheaper price with the image quality and features that seem to be more good.

Rating: ★★★★½

Specifications

Image Sensor

Camera Type Digital SLR with Interchangeable lenses

Lens Mount Nikon F

Camera Format Full-Frame

Pixels Actual: 24.7 Megapixel, Effective: 24.3 Megapixel

Max Resolution 6016 x 4016 @ 3:2

Other Resolutions
+ 4512 x 3008 @ 3:2
+ 3008 x 2008 @ 3:2
+ 3936 x 2624 @ 3:2
+ 2944 x 1968 @ 3:2
+ 1968 x 1312 @ 3:2
+ 6016 x 3376 @ 16:9
+ 4512 x 2528 @ 16:9
+ 3008 x 1688 @ 16:9
+ 3936 x 2224 @ 16:9
+ 2944 x 1664 @ 16:9
+ 1968 x 1112 @ 16:9

Aspect Ratio 3:2, 16:9

Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 35.9 x 24 mm

File Formats
+ Still Images: JPEG, RAW
+ Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
+ Audio: Linear PCM

Bit Depth 14-bit

Dust Reduction System Yes

Noise Reduction Yes

Memory Card Type SD, SDHC, SDXC

Focus System

Focus Type Auto & Manual

Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Full-time Servo (F), Manual Focus (M)

Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 39

Viewfinder / LCD Display

Viewfinder Type Optical

Viewfinder Coverage 100%

Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.7x

Diopter Adjustment – 3 to +1 m

Display Screen 3.2″ Rear Screen LCD (921,000)

Screen Coverage 100%

Angle of View 170.0°

Live View Yes

Exposure System

ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-6400 (Extended Mode: 50-25600)

Shutter
+ Type: Electronic & Mechanical
+ Speed: 30 – 1/4000 sec, Bulb Mode

Remote Control MC-DC2 (Optional)

Mirror Lock-Up Yes

Metering Method 3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-weighted average metering, Spot metering

Exposure Modes
+ Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
+ Metering Range: EV 0.0 – EV 20.0
+ Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in .3, .5 or 1 EV steps)

White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade

Flash

Flash Modes
+ Modes: 1st Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Second-curtain Sync, Slow Sync, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction,
+ Compensation: -3 EV to +1 EV (in .3, .5 or 1 EV steps)

Built-in Flash Yes

Guide No. 39′ (11.89 m) ISO100

Max Sync Speed 1 / 200 sec

Flash Compensation -3 EV to +1 EV (in .3, .5 or 1 EV steps)

Dedicated Flash System iTTL Groups: 2 Channels: 3

External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, Wireless

AV Recording

Video Recording Yes

File Size 1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
1280 x 720p (HD)

Aspect Ratio 16:9

Frame Rate
@ 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
@ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps

Exposure Control Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO

Focus Auto, Manual, Continuous Auto

Continuous Shooting Time 1920 x 1080
29 min. (59 MB / min.)

Audio Recording
+ Built-in Mic: With Still Images & Video, Stereo,
+ Optional External Mic: With Still Images & Video,

Performance

Continuous Shooting Up to 6 fps

Start-up Time 0.13 Seconds

Shutter Lag 0.052 Seconds

Self Timer
+ 2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, 20 sec
+ Number of Shots: 1-9

Interval Recording Yes

In-Camera Image Editing
Color Balance, Color Outline, Color Sketch, D-Lighting, Distortion Control, Edit Movie, Filter Effects, Fisheye, Image Overlay, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, NEF (RAW) Processing, Perspective Control, Quick Retouch, Red-eye Correction, Resize Image, Selective Color, Side-by-Side Comparison, Straighten, Trim

Connectivity 1/8″ Headphone, 1/8″ Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0

Wi-Fi Capable Yes (with Optional Transmitter)

Battery

Type 1x EN-EL15 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7VDC, 1900mAh

AC Power Adapter EH-5b (Optional)

Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

Measure & Weight

Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.6 x 4.4 x 3.2″ / 141.0 x 113.0 x 82.0 mm

Weight 1.67 lb / 760 g camera body only

Video Reviews

Nikon D610 Preview Video By Jared Polin

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Nikon D610 Review Video By Digital Camera World

Nikon D610 Review Video By CNET

Sample Photos

Nikon D610 Sample Photos

- Nikon D610 Sample Photos @ Flickr

- Nikon D610 Sample Photos @ Imaging Nikon

- Nikon D610 Sample Photos @ Photographyblog

- Nikon D610 Sample Photos @ Whatdigitalcamera

- Nikon D610 Sample Photos @ Ephotozine

User Manual

Nikon D610 User Manual (PDF)

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- Download Nikon D610 User Manual (PDF 24.5Mb)

Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Nikon D610.

Canon EOS 6D Reviews

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With a full-frame CMOS sensor that offers 20.2 Megapixel resolution and DIGIC 5 + processor for outstanding image capture, the Canon EOS 6D is the main rival to the Nikon D610. Although sold at a cheaper price does not mean 6D provides quality under D610. You can see the image quality and features that offered by this camera before buying the D610 which makes 6D eligible for consideration. The Canon EOS 6D is equipped with built-in WiFi connectivity and GPS, Full HD 1080p video recording with manual controls, 11-point AF, 63-zone metering sensor double, range of ISO50-102400, 4.5fps shooting speed at full resolution, as well as HDR mode and multiple Exposure.

Nikon D600 Reviews

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Despite having some complaints about dust and oil, the Nikon D600 is still a rival for the successor of the D610. Because future generations have had the D600 price has decreased the price is quite attractive to photographers who want to have a backup camera with a budget to suit their pockets. This camera has image quality and features are the same as the next generation because it uses the same sensor and processor image. It’s just that the D600 does not have some features that have been improved on the D610. Therefore, the D600 is a camera that you should consider considering the price is already down and the picture quality and features are the same as the D610.


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