Experience 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.
From extreme wide-angle to super-telephoto, capture incredibly detailed images with smooth tonal gradations and low noise when shooting at high ISOs.
Perfect for wildlife photography, the sound of the camera’s mirror return mechanism is noticeably reduced during the burst, so it’s easier to capture elusive subjects.
Shoot sharp shots of fast-moving action at six-frames-per-second in both FX and DX formats.
Capture images with low noise and a wide range of tones in both bright and dark areas when you shoot photos of high-contrast scenes.
With ISO 100–6400, extendable up to 25,600 (equivalent), you get finely detailed images with minimal noise, even when you shoot under challenging lighting conditions.
Records Full HD (1080p) movies in 30p, 25p, and 24p in both FX and DX formats. Offers uncompressed HDMI output to external devices and high-fidelity audio control.
Wireless transfer: share images immediately, or control the camera remotely, using a smartphone or tablet and Nikon’s optional WU-1b Mobile Adapter.*
Highly sensitive autofocus: benefit from superior subject acquisition with the Multi-CAM4800 39-point AF system. Compatible with lenses up to f/8 combined open aperture and sensitive down to -1 EV, the D610 shoots sharp, even under the light of the full moon.
EXPEED 3 image processing engine with 14-bit A/D conversion and 16-bit image processing for superb tonal gradation.
Scene Recognition System: the camera’s image sensor and its 2,016-pixel RGB sensor provide precise data to the Scene Recognition System, which optimises exposure, autofocus, and white balance immediately before the shutter is released, generating sharply defined images.
In-camera time-lapse function: create time-lapse photography through simple menu operations, with no need for elaborate calculations and editing. Use interval timer shooting to trigger the shutter at preset intervals. Use time-lapse photography to save images as movie files and view slow action in fast playback, with playback rates from 24 to 36,000 times faster than normal.
Picture Controls customise the look of your stills and videos by fine-tuning parameters such as sharpness, saturation, and hue before capture.
Precision 8 cm (3.2-in.), 921k-dot, VGA LCD monitor with automatic monitor brightness control. Delivers bright, crisp image playback with a wide colour reproduction capacity.
High-performance viewfinder with approx. 100% frame coverage and 0.7x magnification. Offers DX Crop Mode with viewfinder marking.
Durable and lightweight: built to withstand severe conditions, the camera boasts magnesium alloy top and rear covers and weighs only 760 g (without battery). Weather-sealed to the same degree as Nikon’s professional D800 DSLR, it offers enhanced resistance to moisture and dust.
Dual-axis electronic virtual horizon: you can confirm the camera's position relative to the horizontal plane and its pitch (forward or rear rotation) using the LCD monitor or the viewfinder.
Twin SD card slots: two SD memory card slots offer enhanced shooting flexibility. Use the second card when the first is full, or record stills on one and movies on another. SDXC and UHS-I compatible.
* Compatible with iOS™ and Android™ smart devices. Requires use of a dedicated Wireless Mobile Utility application that can be downloaded to your smart device for free from Google Play™ and the Apple App Store™. Android, Google, Google Play, YouTube, and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc.
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective angle of view
Nikon FX format
35.9 x 24.0 mm CMOS sensor
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image size (pixels)
FX (36x24) image area 6,016 x 4,016 (L), 4,512 x 3,008 (M), 3,008 x 2,008 (S). DX (24x16) image area 3,936 x 2,624 (L), 2,944 x 1,968 (M), 1,968 x 1,312 (S). FX-format photographs taken in movie live view 6,016 x 3,376 (L), 4,512 x 2,528 (M), 3,008 x 1,688 (S). DX-format photographs in movie live view 3,936 x 2,224 (L), 2,944 x 1,664 (M), 1,968 x 1,112 (S)
Storage file formats
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed or compressed. JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available. NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Dual card slot
Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of copies created using NEF+JPEG; pictures can be copied between cards.
DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
FX (36x24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical. DX (24x16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
Approx. 0.7 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
21 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
-3 - +1 m-1
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Pressing depth-of-field preview button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (other modes)
Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24 x 16 1.5x image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (A and M modes only). IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses can not be used. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the center 7 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster and the center 33 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/6.8 or faster).
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
1/4000 - 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control), X200
Flash sync speed
X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/200 and 1/250 s)
Single frame, continuous low speed, continuous high speed, quiet shutter-release, quiet continuous shutter-release, self-timer, Remote control, mirror-up
Frame advance rate
1-5 fps (continuous low speed), 6 fps (continuous high speed), or 3 fps (quiet continuous shutter-release)
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Remote release modes
Delayed remote, quick-response remote, remote mirror-up
TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data. Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle or average of entire frame). Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used).
Metering range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0-20 EV. Spot metering: 2-20 EV
Exposure meter coupling
Combined CPU and AI
Auto (auto; auto (flash off)); scene (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait; night landscape; party/indoor; beach/snow; sunset; dusk/dawn; pet portrait; candlelight; blossom; autumn colors; food; silhouette; high key; low key); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); U1 (user settings 1); U2 (user settings 2)
Can be adjusted by -5 - +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV in P, S, A, and M modes
2-3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
2-3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
White balance bracketing
2-3 frames in steps of 1, 2, or 3
2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 frames using preset values for all frames
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO 100-6400 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, Off
Nikon Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors; the center 33 points are available at apertures slower than f/5.6 and faster than f/8, while the center 7 focus points are available at f/8), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft 8 in.-9 ft 10 in.)
-1 - +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status. Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
Single-point AF; 9-, 21-, or 39-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet portrait: Auto flash with auto pop-up P, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release
Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, or SB-300; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off; Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
-3 - +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System
Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander; built-in flash can serve as master flash in commander mode; Auto FP High-Speed Sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400 and SB-300; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored), choose color temperature (2500 K - 10000 K), all with fine-tuning
Live View - Modes
Live view photography (still images), movie live view (movies)
Live view - lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F). Manual focus (M)
Live view - AF-area mode
Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Live view - autofocus
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Movie - metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie - metering method
Movie - frame size (pixels) and frame rate
1,920 x 1,080; 30 p (progressive), 25 p, 24 p. 1,280 x 720; 60 p, 50 p, 30 p, 25 p. Actual frame rates for 60 p, 50 p, 30 p, 25 p, and 24 p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both high and normal image quality
Movie - file format
Movie - video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie - audio recording format
Movie - audio recording device
Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Index marking, time-lapse photography
8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 921k-dot (VGA), low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with approx. 170 °; viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and automatic monitor brightness control using ambient brightness sensor
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, GPS data display, and auto image rotation
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately). GPS unit: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL15 battery
Optional MB-D14 multi-power battery pack with one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15 Li-ion battery or six AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 141 x 113 x 82 mm (5.6 x 4.4 x 3.2 in.)
Approx. 850 g (1 lb 14.0 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 760 g (1 lb 10.8 oz; camera body only)
Operating environment - temperature
0 °C - 40 °C (+32 °F - 104 °F)
Operating environment - humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
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, ViewNX 2 CD
Includes the D610 body and the compact and versatile AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens. The lens in this kit boasts a broad 24-85mm focal range, Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake, and fast, quiet autofocus.