Nikon D610 Review – The Nikon D610 arrives as the successor to the Nikon D600. We take a closer look to see if it's the camera the D600 should have been all along in the What Digital Camera Nikon D610 review.

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Nikon D610

Overall score:92%
Image Quality:95%


  • Sensor delivers excellent results; AF performance very good; Handling


  • AF points grouped a little too closely to the centre of the frame; 10-pin and sync socket missing


Nikon D610 Review


Price as reviewed:


Nikon D610 First Look

In a surprise announcement, Nikon has just this morning unveiled the D610, successor to the popular D600 which was released last year.

Nikon D610 Review – front view

While it sports the same 24.3MP sensor as the D600, the shooting speed has been upped to 6fps, and a new Quiet Release Burst mode allows for shooting at 3fps in near silence – a boon for wildlife and street photographers.

The D610 also inherits several characteristics of Nikon’s D4, including the Expeed 3 image processor and AF sensitivity.

Given the abundance of previously existing Nikon technology in the D610, this release may be a response to the dust/oil issues that have plagued the D600 since its release.

Nikon D610 front angled
Many users of the D600 noticed dust/oil spots frequently appearing in the upper left portion of the frame of images taken with the camera. DPReview covered this in depth in their review, and Nikon released a statement earlier this year acknowledging the problem. The D610 seems to have had the problem corrected, with the addition of a new shutter release mechanism.
The Nikon D610 will be available by the end of the month at an RRP of £1,799. For more information, visit the Nikon website.


ISO:100-6400, extendable to ISO 50-25,600
White Balance:Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, colour temperature, all with fine-tuning
Memory Card:SD/SDHC/SDXC
Built-in Flash:Yes
Exposure Comp:-/+5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
Compression:Fine, Normal and Basic
Cable Release:No
Viewfinder Type:Optical
PC Socket:No
Output Size:6016 x 4016px
LCD:3.2in, 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD display
Field of View:100%
Colour Temp Control:2500-10,000K
White Balance Bracket:2-3 exposures in 1, 2 or 3 steps
Video:1080 (24/25/30p) HD video & 720 (25/30/50/60p) HD video
AF Points:39 selectable points
Lens Mount:Nikon F
Sensor:24.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor
Max Flash Sync:1/200th
Focal Length Mag:1x
DoF Prview:Yes
Dust Reduction:Yes
Built-in Image Stabilisation:No, lens-based
Metering System:2016-pixel RGB sensor
Exposure Modes:P, S, A, M, Auto, Scene, User settings
Movie Mode:Yes
Live Mode:Yes
Connectivity:Hi-Speed USB, HDMI
Power:Rechargeable Li-ion battery
File Format:Raw (NEF), JPEG, Raw + JPEG
Shutter Speeds:30-1/4000th second, plus Bulb
Dimensions:141 x 113 x 82 mm
Focusing Modes:AF-S (Single), AF-C (Continuous), AF-A (auto AF-S/AF-C selection), MF
Drive Mode:Up to 6fps continuous shooting
Colour Space:sRGB, Adobe RGB
  1. 1. Nikon D610 Review - Features
  2. 2. Nikon D610 review - Design
  3. 3. Nikon D610 review - Performance
  4. 4. Nikon D610 review - Image Quality
  5. 5. Nikon D610 review - Verdict
  6. 6. Nikon D610 Review – Sample Gallery
  7. 7. Nikon D610 First Look
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