Nikon D610 review

Nikon cleans up its full-frame act with the D600 upgrade

TODO alt text

We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using DXO Analyzer software to generate the data to produce the graphs below.

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.

Here we compare the Nikon D610 with the Nikon D600 and Nikon D800, the Canon 6D and the Sony Alpha 99.

JPEG signal to noise ratio

Nikon D610 review

The D610's results are a very close match to the D600's indicating that the JPEG images have a very similar level of noise (and noise control) to the camera it replaces - which isn't surprising.

It compares well with the other cameras up to around ISO 400 when the Canon 6D takes the lead.

Raw signal to noise ratio

Nikon D610 review

After conversion to TIFF the raw files form the D610 start off being very similar to the D600's but as sensitivity rises the signal to noise ratio drops a little below that of the D600. At 100% images look a little noisier, but they are also sharper, with clearer detail.

JPEG dynamic range

Nikon D610 review

The D610's JPEG dynamic range isn't quite as wide as the D600's, but this most likely explained by a slight change in the processing to produce slightly more punchy images straight from the camera.

Raw dynamic range

Nikon D610 review

After conversion to TIFF the D610's raw files have a fairly similar dynamic range to the D600's. However as the sensitivity rises the D610's dynamic range drops by around 0.5EV in comparison to the D600. This may be a consequence of the change in the in-camera processing to allow a little more noise through with less smoothing.

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLR Camera Body Only
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution24.3 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
PictBridgeYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Eye-Fi Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC UHS-I), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I)
Image StabilizationNo
ColourBlack
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameNikon
DurabilityWater Resistant, Dust Resistant
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Live View, External Flash Shoe, Orientation Sensor, Time Lapse Function, Face Detection
Screen Size8.1 cm (3.2")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4 AVC, H.264
Viewfinder TypeSLR
Weight (Approximate)760 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS
Image Sensor Size35.90 mm x 24 mm
Maximum Image Resolution6016 x 4016
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height113 mm
Width141 mm
Depth82 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
External FlashOptional
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelD610
Product NameD610 Digital SLR Camera
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVBA430AE
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing InformationExperience the true power of full-frame photography with the D610.

Equipped with professional Nikon technology, this powerful D-SLR delivers the kind of image quality that only the FX format can offer.

The 24.3-megapixel FX-format sensor captures every detail with lifelike sharpness, offering brilliant photos with rich colours and smooth Full HD movies. You can capture action at a fast six frames-per-second, and Nikon's new Quiet Release burst mode allows you to shoot in near-silence: Perfect when you want to photograph wildlife.

Fully weather-sealed, the D610 is tough enough to go anywhere, and you can share the full splendour of your images via a smart device using Nikon's Wireless Mobile Adapter.
Package Contents
  • D610 Digital SLR Camera
  • 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
  • Software CD
Limited Warranty1 Year