Nikon D610 DSLR Camera Body: Get the power of a professional-level Nikon camera in a compact, lightweight body. Capture detailed full-frame images and broadcast-quality 1080p videos with the 24.3 megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor and wide ISO range. Maximize the beauty and expression of every shot with the 39-point autofocus, built-in pop-up flash and fast frame rate (up to 6 frames per second). It's all tied together with an EXPEED 3 image processor for fast and accurate performance.
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A significant step up from DX for low-light
Posted by: JAFO45 from: Seattle, WA on
I have been shooting DX since the D70 was released. I went from a D70 to a D90 and then a D7100. My first entry into the Full Frame world was a Canon 6D. An excellent camera camera but I just could not get over the lack of a built in flash. I switched to the D610 an have been extremely pleased. The image quality is remarkable. My D7100 images were sharp but the D610 appears (to me at least) as sharp if not more using good glass. The main reason I upgraded was for low light. I will say this, If low/available light photography is not very important, stick with a D7100 and spend the extra money on good glass. The other reason I switched was for a greater selection of quality wide angle lenses for FX vs DX. I'm very happy and I think even with newer models like the D750 arriving, the D610 still holds it's own quite comfortably for the money.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Great entry full frame
Posted by: Louda from: Bremerton, Wa on
This camera is fantastic. I went in to replace my old crop sensor camera and was suggested to step up to the Nikon D600 but recently replaced that with the D610 and am very pleased. It shoots at amazing rates and the picture quality is amazing. It's fantastic with all of y FX lenses. The live view is convenient but my only use for it would be awkward shots and those are only easy with a screen that tilts. The camera is large if you're used to having a crop sensor but amazingly small for people who use full frames.
Best buy does amazing with warranties and offers a cleaning which I highly suggest getting! Already saved me on the d600 fiasco.
I use my D610 as a hobbyist and I love it. Lightroom has recently updated to support the raw formatting which makes working with my shots pain free. Favorite lens on it is my 50mm/F1.4. I've also got a wide angle and a telephoto and with the three lenses and the D610, I'm unstoppable!!!!
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Ozzie from: on
The first full frame camera I got and I'm loving it.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Posted by: samh2o from: on
I don't usually write product reviews, but I feel like there are a lot of people who may need a little encouragement before deciding to purchase this camera. Reading through this product page can certainly drive one crazy trying to filter through actual reviews and the bitter remarks about D600s and sensor debris. I owned a D600 and it did have problems with oil spots on the sensor. I understand that not all D600s have this problem, but mine did, even after it was refurbished by Nikon. For those of you who have a D600 with no problems, you lucked out and have no reason to upgrade to the D610. For those who DID have problems with a D600 and are feeling apprehensive, come on over to the D610. I'm happy with mine. And finally, for those who have not owned either camera and are wondering if it is a camera worthy of purchase, maybe you're considering going from DX to FX, I highly recommend it. I also own a D7000, which I love, but I wanted to make the jump to an FX body. The D600 was the natural choice for me with its "affordable" price and overall fantastic performance. Oil issues aside, I really liked the D600. And since the D610 is virtually identical in specifications I know it will perform amazingly.
I do a lot of long exposure photographs of stars out in the desert. The low-light capabilities of this camera have been nothing short of impressive. The amount of noise in the images at higher ISOs (1600 and 3200) has been dramatically reduced from the shots I was taking with the D7000. My other focus is wildlife photography, for which I will still primarily use my D7000, but the D610's 6fps burst rate is a really nice feature in case some Bar-Tailed Godwit(rare bird) flies by while I'm taking some seascape shots.
13 out of 13 found this review helpful.
A professional FF camera at 1/2 the price.
Posted by: Cheule from: Camarillo, CA on
At around $1900 this FX (Full-Frame) body offers all the features of the $5500 Nikon D4 at a fraction of the price. It even has a 24 MP sensor, while the D4 is still a 15MP!
The only thing holding this back from being a true "professional" body is the lack of dedicated buttons for things like image size or ISO. All of those features are there, but you might need to dig them out from a maze of menus on the LCD screen.
But, as someone that isn't making a living off this rig, I'll gladly dig a little through menus to get the feature I want than pay $3000 extra to get a dedicated button.
I love this camera body! The AF is fast a true. I've previously owned a Nikon D90 and D70. I've played with the D4, and the D300. For someone wanting to get into true FF FX lenses, this is the body to get. Don't sweat the D800/D800e. It's another $1000, and the extra mega pixels (it's 36MP) is wasted unless you have $2000-5000 glass to shoot through.
Get this body, and pair it with the very inexpensively priced Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 G lens. You'll get amazing portraits, and beautiful bokeh at f2.2 or lower. I also own the Nikkor 24-85mm kit lens, which is not terrible, and a good to poor quality Nikkor 70-300mm G. The 50mm is the sharpest of the lot. Stop it to around f4, and it's sharp as a tack.
Just picked up a Tokina 16-28mm Pro AT-X for some ultra-wide angle shots, and this D610 is doing a great job controlling chromatic aberration. Again, it's the best DSLR I've even owned. It was a huge step up from the DX format D70 and D90. And I don't envy my brother-in-laws D800e, because he doesn't have the glass to make the 36MP sensor shine. SO he's getting images that look like mine, at larger file size. What a waste.
12 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Great camera for any photographer
Posted by: Jakers2011 from: Santa Rosa, CA on
This camera takes beautiful pictures. The 24-85mm lens that comes with it is very good. Most of my pictures are taken with this lens.
I just moved up from a DX format camera, and this 24MP camera is so much crisper with a lot more information to work with. It works wonderful in low light.
I personally feel that this camera will be all I will need way into the future. I highly recommend this camera to anyone.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Great camera for stepping up to full frame
Posted by: BeginnerD90 from: San Antonio on
I started off with a D90 years ago and decided to upgrade to a full frame camera. I mostly shoot indoors with natural light and wanted a camera that could take in more light. I got the body only, stay away from the kit lens. I started buying some of the older model, used 2.8 lens for now and have been very happy with them. I can see myself upgrading to a d810 soon for the lower iso performance since most of my photos are portraits of my daughter. This camera does struggle a little bit focusing in low light, especially with using the commander mode to set off off camera flashes.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Best full frame camera you can buy
Posted by: Markie22 from: Peoria,IL on
This is the best camera you can buy from picture quality to speed it covers all your needs. Better any canon or sony like cameras and a grand less. To beat this camera you would have to buy the nikon d800 and spend almost a grand more and deal with very large files because of the 36 mp.
29 out of 33 found this review helpful.
Fabulous entry level full frame.
Posted by: frostedberries from: on
Moving from a D7000, I was planning to spend so much more on a full frame. After reading the reviews over the course of a few months, I finally settled on the D610 and I'm so happy I did. I'm surprised every day with how fantastic it is for the price. I'm a semi-pro photographer specializing in toddlers and family lifestyle, with the occasional pinup/fashion shoot. With lifestyle, I needed a camera that can handle low light while catching sporadic movements, and the D610 is perfectly compact compared with the more expensive full frames.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Amazing picture quality but flawed
Posted by: NikonUser from: North Carolina on
I upgraded from a D5200 to a D5300 and finally decided I really wanted that next level of sharpness and low light performance and went with the cheapest full frame nikon offered. And let me say it was a definite step up and picture quality like I had never seen before. This camera was unbelievable. Within just a matter of days I felt right at home with all of the dials and controls and could not have been more pleased with my purchase. I LOVED this camera!! Then after only 11 days I noticed some spots on my computer when I was editing in Lightroom. At first it was very hard to see but then when I really started looking there were 3 dark spots on every image I had taken at the same exact place. Even with different lenses. So to make a long story short I returned the camera and exchanged for the exact model. I shot several photos over the next couple of days and was completely shocked to find spots again! These were at different places than the previous camera and there were only 2 spots this time. I called Nikon and was told it was a known issue EVEN WITH THE D610. Everyone already knew about the D600 oil spots but from everything I had read the D610 had completely fixed this issue. I was told to mail the camera in but I told the Nikon rep this was my 2nd camera in less than 2 weeks and I would return it to best buy since I was still under my return window. When I did the return the next day the sales rep looked at the store demo D610 and sure enough after zooming in there were spots on it as well. I have never been so disappointed with a purchase before. I absolutely loved this camera. But I just can't see spending this kind of money and having to put up with spots on my photos. I know I can take them out in post but do I really want to worry with that after spending nearly $2000?? For now I am trying out a Sony A7 full frame mirrorless camera but it is quite different. It is very slow compared to the Nikon and the electronic view finder is going to take a while to get used to.