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The Nikon D610 is the least expensive full frame 35mm sensor DSLR that Nikon makes; bringing full frame capabilities to a larger audience, while retaining Nikon's best features.
This remarkable camera will sell you the second you pick it up. Pairing up rugged construction with a quality sensor and fast tracking autofocus. It allows you the ability to use higher quality FX lenses with full frame sensor as well as DX lenses. The D610 is designed with a magnesium frame, dual SD card slots, with a redesigned shutter mechanism with 6 frames per second and 3 frames per second in Quiet Mode. A two stop Dynamic Range increase, 24.3 mexapixels, and FX format CMOS image sensor with EXPEED 3 image processing engine.
The viewfinder covers 100% of the image area and has a built in interval meter for time lapse. The Nikon D610 features the classic 39-point AF system complete with 9 cross-type sensors and enhanced performance in low light conditions, also supporting 3D focus tracking with the D610's Scene Recognition facility.
The Nikon D610's 2016-RGB metering system allows you to rely upon the camera to deliver excellent exposures in a wide range of conditions. The Auto white balance system has an impressive level of reliability in different lighting situations and there is also an added benefit of the Auto 2 setting that is specifically designed to preserve a warm tone in artificial lighting conditions.
The D610 is a decent choice for video; sporting a headphone jack, mic jack, and a 1080/30p and a native 24p rate, with up to 60 frames per second. Regardless of the lens in use, you can also switch between DX and FX capabilities.
Overall, the D610 is an impressive advanced DSLR that delivers full-frame image quality with a high level of performance in an enticing package
The Nikon D610 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Nikon D610 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon D610 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon D610: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD and Quiet
Most Liked Positive Review
LOVE THIS CAMERA
I am a semi-pro photographer and was looking for a camera that was a full-frame. This camera blew my mind. I can't beleive how crisp the images are and the color depth straight out of the camera. The low light capabilites are amazing! I can shoot a super high ISO without it being grainy. I have no issues with dust/oil spots so it looks like to me they got that problem figured out. I am looking foward to getting to know this camera and its capabilites. I love this camera and have recommended i...View full Review
I am a semi-pro photographer and was looking for a camera that was a full-frame. This camera blew my mind. I can't beleive how crisp the images are and the color depth straight out of the camera. The low light capabilites are amazing! I can shoot a super high ISO without it being grainy. I have no issues with dust/oil spots so it looks like to me they got that problem figured out. I am looking foward to getting to know this camera and its capabilites. I love this camera and have recommended it to those looking for an upgrade for an awesome price.
Most Liked Negative Review
Careful when you purchase
I am commenting on the sales process. The camera body itself, I can't tell because it is too soon to spot manufacturing problems related to the oil leaks and ERR messages and bricking that have been notorious with the 600. I am very worried about a return because I refused to accept the "kit". I had a screaming fight with the salesman. I got a battery and a SD card rolling around in the bottom of the box and I hope that if I need to return the body at some future point I won't be refused if I...View full Review
I am commenting on the sales process. The camera body itself, I can't tell because it is too soon to spot manufacturing problems related to the oil leaks and ERR messages and bricking that have been notorious with the 600. I am very worried about a return because I refused to accept the "kit". I had a screaming fight with the salesman. I got a battery and a SD card rolling around in the bottom of the box and I hope that if I need to return the body at some future point I won't be refused if I don't have the same card and battery to return at the same time. One of my bills calls my purchase a kit. This includes a holster case which I absolutely refused. I caution everyone else because I don't know if at some future time if I need to return, I will be charged for the case I did not agree to accept. I used to deal with Adorama a few years ago with a company account and they behaved completely differently, maybe because the company was a media company. On my own dealing with Adorama and the other NYC companies, I've found it very hard to simply get the products for the prices advertised. I would have thought that the grim economy would have made them more responsive to customer's needs, but instead, I've found that I am refused most of the time when I try to purchase something advertised. They have explained that they are a huge company and can't be concerned with a single item customer such as myself. Each time I email or call I get a completely different story. I tried to get documentation about the insurance they are offering and the salesman put on a lot of pressure and would not let me add the insurance later, and when i finally found the documentation myself, I found that it did not provide the coverage for dropping the body that the salesman had insisted it did cover. Caveat emptor. It does not actually cover anything, if you read the document carefully. It is a level of interference before you return using your warranty coverage. Adorama is indispenable because of its inventory. I will always compare and use them, but I hate the experience more and more. It is very difficult to get past the sales process and just buy what you are trying to get. I have found it easier when I just go to the store, give them an item number or name, and refuse to discuss anything else.
Reviewed by 42 customers
I am a professional photographer and have used many Nikon cameras and find the d610 to be just as good as any 800 models for most print size Low light it is great and the smaller focus point is not a problem for my shooting ,how often do most photographers us the out side focus point. I like this camera great tool
If you want to get into a full frame camera this would be it. This is a great camera and a great price....
I use this product for portraits and macro photography. The body size and weight are smaller than the D700 that I use as a back-up. This works best for me because I have small hands. The images are crisp, and the colors fantastic. The one thing that I don't is the selection wheel. It's difficult to move from one mode to another without using both hands. This is the only thing that bothers me about the camera.
I have owned a number of digital Cameras but this is my first full frame camera. I use it for work and for my own personal use. I looked at purchasing a more expensive D750. I rented both cameras before I decided what to buy and used both of them in the type of pictures I take. I settled on purchasing the D610 and it was well worth the money. Trying to purchase the D750 would really stretch the budget. However, I feel the D610 can fill all my needs, without breaking the bank . I only regret it does not have build in Wi-FI , the optional WU-1b mobil adapter in a pain but its usable . My only regrets with this camera is that I don't have a lot of full frame FX lenses, My DX lenses work with D610 camera but crops down the full frame . This somewhat defeats having a full frame camera. I only have one FX lens and it work great with the D610. The picture quality was great. If you purchase any full frame make sure you have money to purchase full frame lenses. If you are a Pro you may want to go with the upgraded D750 ,however, for the rest of us the D610 is a great camera and I recommend it.
Coming from a Nikon D7100 for over a year I decided to sell it and buy this body since I already had my full frame lenses. Honestly I wasn't expecting much except having wider viewing angles being that this is full frame. The thing that really amazes me about this camera is the way it handles noise. I've been shooting with it for about four days and two events. I am truly amazed at the shutter speed and focusing system. I began to explore with D9/21/39 as my focus settings and I fell in love. This is specially handy when shooting moving subjects because it tracks the subject so well. I would not worry about having all the focus points compacted because it doesn't make much difference and you will honestly get used to it. Believe me, the D7100 that I came from had 12 MORE focus points which pretty much covered 70% of the viewing area but I easily became used to the compacted 39 in the D610. With the D7100 I had, I wouldn't dare go past ISO 800 without having to worry about significant noise issues. With my D610 I am comfortable to play with anything between 4000-6400. I shot a few frames with ISO 6400 then brought the exposure up by a full stop in Lightroom and was amazed at how much detail remained in the picture (see photo #2). I would HIGHLY recommend this to anybody switching to full frame (given that you have full frame lenses). I long debated whether I should buy this or save more money to buy the D750, but I must say I am truly happy with this camera.
To be of any value a person who reviews a product should be well qualified to do so. I am not a professional so I had to depend on experts in the field for their assessment. They were universal in giving me the confidence to buy a Nikon D 610. I am very happy with the camera. A subject I can attest to is the quality of the 'Users Manual' it is superbly thought out and has alleviated the fears I had in understanding the complexities of this unit. Take it one step at a time and don't leave the subject until you have mastered it.
Since I upgraded a couple years ago from a D3000 to the D7000, I have planned on moving to a full frame at some point. With the exception of the Nikon 18-300mm I purchased for outdoor sports, the next four lenses I purchased were all FX. I have had the D610 for a couple weeks now and have taken about a thousand pictures. I have the Sigma 70-200 f/2.8, the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 and the Nikon 50mm f/1.4 (all purchased through Adorama). I have done portraits and landscapes and wow, the camera likes these lenses. The viewfinder is great - I have actually started to manually focus through the viewfinder becasue it seems much clearer than the D7000 where I mainly used live view when I had to manually focus. A lot of my pictures are taken indoors and I notice that I can live with an ISO of 6400 while I usually did not like going above 1600 with my D7000. I knew my D7000 inside and out and have had no trouble setting up the D610, the only learning curve for me is remembering that I don't have the 1.5 crop factor anymore. I was going to sell the D7000 and the Nikon 18-300mm but have decided to keep them to use for outdoor sports in good light and for when I want to get an equivalent reach of 450mm. To wrap up, I have to give it 5 stars at this point, it is everything I expected and more after researching the purchase for a year. I also want to thank Adorama for their next day service and the professionalism of their telephone sales staff. They always make me feel like a valued customer and I look forward to working with them in the future.
I use this camera for indoor photography and night photography also Landscape. When using VC or VR lenses ISO 400 or 800 works very good at night hand held. I have had three Nikon APS-C DSLR cameras and now that I have went to full frame I could never go back.
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