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Nikon D610

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the video and sensor are generally positive. The image quality and value for money also get good feedback. There are some negative opinions about the exposure and screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Nikon D610 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Nikon D610


Just a year after the arrival of Nikon's full-frame D600 in the fall of 2012, its replacement arrived in 2013. The D610 is the exact same as the D600 but with a new shutter mechanism that boosts continuous shooting and adds a 'Quiet Continuous' mode....

Outstanding high ISO performance in both JPEG and Raw files ; High quality JPEG images at default settings ; Wide dynamic range in Raw files ; Consistently pleasing metering and white balance results ; Solid build quality and weather-sealing ;...

Small coverage area of AF array compared to its peers ; Slow AF in live view and video modes ; Rear LCD prone to glare in bright sunlight ; No 'live' aperture control in live view or video mode ; No histogram in live view ; When shooting in live view,...

The Nikon D610 brings full frame capabilities to a larger audience, while retaining most enthusiast-friendly features. Image quality at high ISO sensitivities is very good and a wealth of customization options enables quick access to most shooting...

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Nikon D610 review


Targeted to enthusiasts and pros, the new Nikon D610 has a 24.3-megapixel full-frame sensor, plenty of response, and almost all the bells-and-whistles Nikon can cram into a DSLR. It's not exactly a bargain – around $2,500 for a solid kit – so let's see...

Superior full-frame stills ; Quality Full HD videos ; Good feel and response

Expensive, heavy – but totally expected ; Specs not world-class ; Onboard mono mic

Specs wise, the D610 isn’t as eye-popping as some of its full-frame counterparts, but don’t let that deter you from this DSLR that shoots excellent stills and videos.

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Nikon D610 DSLR Review


The Nikon D610 is their most affordable and compact full-frame (FX-format) camera. Both image quality and overall performance are excellent, and the video capabilities outperform most dSLRs on the market. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

iAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; Overall performance is incredibly fast ; Amazing image quality at lower ISO settings ; Higher ISO settings do produce a lot of...

Not really a new camera model, more of a fix for the D600 issues ; Highest ISO settings are over the top with image noise ; Fixed screen, not movable to help in awkward shooting situations ; No built-in WiFi

The Nikon D610 is their most affordable and compact full-frame (FX-format) camera. Both image quality and overall performance are excellent, and the video capabilities outperform most dSLRs on the market. Read more in our


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Nikon D610


The Nikon D610 is a very minor update to the D600; its burst rate is slightly faster, but otherwise it's the same camera.

Excellent high-ISO quality. Uncompressed 1080p workflow. 6.1fps shooting. 39-point AF system. Compact, full-frame body. Sharp rear display. Dual SD card slots

No GPS, Wi-Fi, or PC sync socket. Compressed control layout. Must initiate autofocus manually during video recording

The Nikon D610 ($1,999.95 direct, body only) is a minor update to the company's first entry-level full-frame D-SLR, last year's D600. The only notable change is a new shutter that supports a slightly faster burst rate. In every other regard it's the...

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Nikon D610 (Body Only)


Editors' note: Given that the D610 is nearly identical to the D600, I have borrowed substantially from my review of the latter camera. I did retest for performance and selected photo quality aspects, however, as noted within the review.

The Nikon D610 continues the D600's tradition of a great set of shooting features, comfortable and intelligent design, and excellent photo quality and performance.

Photos still display some unrecoverable clipping in the highlights that you don't expect in a camera of its caliber, and unlike the overhauled D5300, the D610 requires an extra-cost Wi-Fi dongle for connectivity.

Though competition's increasing for low-end full-frame cameras, the Nikon D610 holds its own; that said, while slightly faster than its predecessor it's not a whole lot different.

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Nikon D610


Nikon fortifies the D600 with minor updates.

While smaller, lighter, full-frame mirrorless cameras might be an inevitability, the D610 is as good as enthusiast-grade full-frame shooting gets for the time being.

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Camera Review: Nikon D610


Has Nikon's new, lower priced, full-frame DSLR solved the dust/oil problem of the previous camera?

An excellent, compact and inexpensive full-frame DSLR that seems to have resolved the dust/oil issue of the previous model

Not much else new on this camera

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Nikon D610 Review: Second Verse Same as the First, Minus Tons of Dust and Oil


With the introduction of the D600, Nikon made a full-frame DSLR more accessible than ever before. The D600 was an extremely popular camera, but it had one fatal flaw, a shutter mechanism that became known for shedding particles, dust and oil on the...

Excellent Image Quality ; Amazing Dynamic Range ; High quality performance ; Full range of features ; Dual SD card slots ; Shutter fix is an improvement over the D600 ; full frame, weather sealed camera with loads of features for the price

Small AF coverage compared to some other full-frame DSLRs ; Wifi not included, purchase as optional accessory ; AF struggles a bit in very low light, gets there but is slow ; 1/200 sync speed for flash, 1/4000 top shutter speed (same as D600)

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Nikon D610


The Nikon D610 is a 'budget' full-frame DSLR, aimed at enthusiasts upgrading from mid-range models or pros looking for an affordable backup for a higher-end body. Announced in October 2013, it replaces the one-year-old D600 and like that model is...

24.3 Megapixel FX CMOS sensor ; 39-point AF with 9 cross-type sensors ; 6fps full-frame continuous shooting ; Compatible with DX lenses ; 1080p30 and uncompressed HDMI out ; Built-in AF motor for non AF-S lenses ; Sensor contamination fixed (anecdotal)

Resolution drops to 10.5 MPix with DX lenses ; No exposure control during movie recording ; Bracketing limited to 3 frames ; Wifi and GPS are separate accessories

Essentially, the D610 lays to rest some questions over the earlier D600's susceptibility to sensor contamination and adds a couple of quite minor updates. That'll reassure those enthusiasts and keen Nikon watchers who were biding their time, but my bet...

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Nikon D610 review


Nikon's update to the D600 offers a few improvements and addresses the dirty sensor issue. But does it succeed? Find out in our head of testing's Nikon D610 review video.