Nikon D610’s 24.3 megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor combined with the 16-bit EXPEED 3 image processor provides a high level of detail and exceptionally wide dynamic range. With a high signal-to-noise ratio, you’ll be able to capture images with rich colour tonality and sharp details. The wide sensitivity range of ISO100 to 6400, expandable from 50 to 25,600, ensures high-quality images, no matter the lighting situation.
For faster, more accurate focus acquisition, the Nikon D610 is equipped with a 39-point AF system. Accurately capture moving subjects with precision, whether it’s a wild animal, speeding car or a sporting moment. This camera has fast autofocus, so you'll be ready to capture the perfect moment at any time. Select from a variety of autofocus modes, such as Single point, Dynamic-area and Subject Tracking to suit your style of shooting.
The dual SD card slots ensure you have a backup of your important images if your memory card ever fails. The Nikon D610 allows for double storage capabilities so you can run your cards in overflow. When one card is full, swap it over to the next one. You’ll always have a backup, so you won’t need to worry about being caught out when the timing isn’t right. You can also separate your files, assigning RAW images to one card and JPEG to the other, or photographs to one card and video files to the other.
With built-in video capability, you’ll be able to capture incredible videos at any time in between your still photography. The full high definition 1080p video recording with frame rates up to 30 frames per second and 720p recording up to 60p will deliver exceptional videos. Full manual control is available over shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings, along with a range of auto settings. Stereo inputs and outputs also allow external audio recording and monitoring.
Playback your photography and videos with clarity from the 3.2-inch LCD screen. With a wide viewing angle, you'll be able to clearly see your shots when out in the field. The 921k-dot resolution is exceptionally clear for vivid playback and live view shooting. Surface reflection is reduced and light loss greatly decreased due to the integrated structure of glass and resin panels. A built-in ambient light sensor adjusts screen brightness to suit your environment.
|Camera Series||Nikon D|
|Image Sensor Type / Format||35mm Full Frame, CMOS|
|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
|File Formats||Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Linear PCM
|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|
|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|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 100-6400 (Extended Mode: 50-25600)|
|Memory Card Type||SD SDHC SDXC|
|Aspect Ratio||3:2, 16:9|
|Continuous Shooting||up to 6 fps|
|Video Clip Length||29 min. (59 MB / min.)|
|Audio Recording||Built-in Mic: With Still Images & Video, Stereo,
Optional External Mic: With Still Images & Video,
|Display Screen||3.2" Rear Screen LCD (921,000)|
|Shutter||Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/4000 sec, Bulb Mode
|Max Sync Speed||1 / 200 sec|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe, Wireless|
|Self Timer||2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, 20 sec Number of Shots: 1-9|
|Remote Control||MC-DC2 (Optional)|
|Connectivity||1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0 and WiFi|
|Battery||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)|
Try experimenting with the different autofocus modes to find the one that works best with your subject. Try the Single Point for stationary subjects, 3D Tracking for erratic subjects, and the Dynamic Point for slightly moving subjects.
Are you back button focusing? By separating your focus and shooting buttons you’re able to maintain focus tracking between shots easier.
While the Nikon D610 can use UHS-II SD cards, you’ll actually get faster transfer rates from the high-speed UHS-I cards like Sandisk’s ExtremePro range. Go for fast UHS-I memory cards to utilise the D610’s high 6fps and HD video recording.
Yes! At least one extra EN-EL15 battery is necessary so you’re not caught out at the wrong moment with a dead battery. Halfway through an important shoot or 5 miles into the wilderness is a terrible time to find your battery flat. Having a couple of extra batteries on hand will always give you peace of mind.
There are many different lenses that will pair perfectly with the Nikon D610 DSLR. As it's a full frame camera, any FX lens will be the perfect fit and take full advantage of the large sensor. The AF-S lenses from Nikon are also a great choice as they're great quality and have an autofocusing system built into the lens.