Experience the passion of Nikon full-frame photography.
The power of a pro-level Nikon FX-format camera dazzling full-frame images, broadcast-quality 1080p video at your fingertips, superior low-light performance, faster frame rate up to 6 frames-per-second (fps), tack sharp autofocus with 39 focus points, built-in flash with Commander Mode, wireless photo sharing and much more is attainable in a compact, lightweight full-frame HD-SLR body. A new continuous quiet mode lets you capture a sequence of shots without the noise associated with the raising and lowering of the D-SLR's mirror. Optimized for full-frame shooting, streamlined for compactness and value, the D610 will fuel your photographic passion like never before
Nikon's Full-frame sensor raises the bar on image quality Stunning detail and NIKKOR lenses
Passionate photographers who seek uncompromised full-frame, high-resolution performance rely on Nikon FX-format HD-SLRs. With a level of performance only bested by Nikon's own D800 series D-SLRs, D610's 24.3 megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, wide dynamic range and high S/N (signal-to-noise) ratio captures every detail with lifelike sharpness and low noise throughout its wide ISO range. Low-light performance is synonymous with Nikon shoot crystal clear images from ISO 100 to 6400, expandable down to 50 and up to 25,600 for extreme situations. EXPEED 3 processing system manages all that data with remarkable speed and accuracy, enabling up to 6 fps continuous shooting at full resolution in both FX and DX formats. Whether shooting people, landscapes or close-ups you'll marvel at D610's faithful color reproduction. Add Nikon's newest selection of affordable fast f/1.8 primes, compact wide ratio zooms with VR image stabilization or tele- and supertelephoto lenses and you'll see the full potential that the D610 offers.
Remarkable AF performance with compatibility up to f/8 f/8 sensitivity benefits action and wildlife photography
One of the keys to capturing razor-sharp images is a fast, precise autofocus system, and the D610 has one of the best. 39 tightly packed focus points with wide-area AF coverage offer endless compositional possibilities. Nine cross-type sensors in the center offer superior accuracy even when light and contrast are scarce. Seven center focus points work all the way down to f/8 for extended AF functionality with teleconverters and long-reach lenses. Switch between 9, 21 or 39 point AF, allowing for compositional freedom. D610's Scene Recognition System's subject identification and tracking information means enhanced performance by 3D Tracking and Auto Area AF. When shooting photos or HD video in Live View, Nikon's responsive contrast-detect AF activates for accurate fulltime autofocusing.
Exceptional performance and quality Flawless metering and onboard intelligence
The D610 delivers consistently beautiful images, thanks to Nikon's intel ligent Scene Recognition System with 3D Color Matrix Metering II. Its 2,016 pixel RGB sensor evaluates every scene, taking into account brightness, contrast, subject distance and the scene colors, all within the time it takes to press the shutter release button. That data is then referenced against an onboard image database for consistently accurate exposures, auto white balance, i-TTL flash and subject-tracking autofocus performance.
Broadcast-quality Full HD video at your fingertips Two video formats in one camera
Nikon is committed to developing HD-SLRs that empower and inspire filmmakers and video enthusiasts, and the D610 is proof of that. Shoot 1080p HD videos with selectable frame rates of 30p, 25p or 24p and MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression. Bend time with 720p HD at 60p, 50p or 30p for ultra-smooth video playback of fast moving subjects, or create slow-motion footage during post processing. Manually adjust ISO, shutter speed and aperture, activate Live View shooting's fulltime AF with face-priority and subject tracking or manually focus. Experience dedicated inputs for an optional stereo mic and headphones for monitoring sound, still image exporting, uncompressed recording of video via HDMI out to an external recorder, simultaneous live view on external monitors and much more. Multi-area mode Full HD D-Movie gives you compositional freedom using FX or DX movie formats. Enhance your video with the dramatic perspectives and depth-of-field control of Nikon's full line of NIKKOR interchangeable lenses, and you'll dazzle with every video project.
Wi-Fi camera control and mobile sharing
Optional WU-1b wireless mobile adapter
With Wi-Fi compatibility, sharing photos is easier than ever. Connect the optional WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter and wirelessly transfer photos to your smartphone, tablet or any compatible Wi-Fi enabled device. Use your smartphone to instantly upload your shots to the web or email them to a friend. Install Nikon's free Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility and remotely control the D610 and shoot from your smartphone or tablet!
Lighting studio optional
The D610's built-in pop-up flash offers up new shooting possibilities that other cameras simply can't match and not just in low-light situations. Even well lit subjects can benefit from a balanced fill flash for extra depth and dimension. And since the D610's flash integrates with Nikon's i-TTL system, it can act as a Commander and communicate crucial exposure information to two groups of remote flashes across three channels for accurate lighting and exceptional results. When you need the extra power, add an optional accessory Nikon Speedlight for more lighting possibilities.
A hobby that grows with you
Nikon's HD-SLR system is endlessly expandable. From legendary NIKKOR lenses and Nikon Speedlights for endless creative expression to the WU-1b Wireless Adapter for Wi-Fi sharing and camera control, your system can grow with you
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.
I had been researching (obsessing according to my lovely wife) my upgrade path for months, reading reviews and comparing models. I even considered the Canon 5d MK3 ,which is a great option but I still feel that Canon is a bit behind in some areas. In the end I came back to the camera that seemed to be made just for me. A full frame, super fast, low light master of photo and video capture, the Nikon D610. Here's my unboxing video for the cam: http://youtu.be/0ezctHpSHNA