Superior reliability

Remarkably compact and lightweight body

Inheriting an array of specifications and functions equivalent to those of the D4 and D800 series, the D610 combines them in a remarkably small and light camera body. There has been a comprehensive improvement of many details, such as reducing the number of components by giving multiple functions to each one, reviewing the space efficiency of various parts, optimizing the design around the pentaprism and employing a smaller AF sensor module. All of these factors help achieve a compact and lightweight body with superior agility.

D610 (FX)
Approx. 141 x 113 x 82 mm
(5.6 x 4.4 x 3.2 in.)
Approx. 850 g
(1 lb 14.0 oz)
Approx. 760 g
(1 lb 10.8 oz)
D4 (FX)
Approx. 160 x 156.5 x 90.5 mm
(6.3 x 6.2 x 3.6 in.)
Approx. 1,340 g
(2 lb 15.3 oz)
Approx. 1,180 g
(2 lb 9.6 oz)
D800 series (FX)
Approx. 146 x 123 x 81.5 mm
(5.7 x 4.8 x 3.2 in.)
Approx. 1,000 g
(2 lb 3.3 oz)
Approx. 900 g
(1 lb 15.7 oz)
D7100 (DX)
Approx. 135.5 x 106.5 x 76 mm
(5.3 x 4.2 x 3.0 in.)
Approx. 765 g
(1 lb 11.0 oz)
Approx. 675 g
(1 lb 7.8 oz)
  • *1Include batteries and memory cards, exclude body cap.
  • *2Body only.

Lightweight and ruggedly constructed body with dust-prevention and weather-resistance employing magnesium alloy

The D610 employs magnesium alloy for the top and rear covers. Despite its compact and lightweight body, it achieves high robustness and durability. Also, various points of the body are effectively sealed to attain superior dust-prevention and weather-resistant performance equivalent to that of the D800 series.

Shutter-release button and power switch ergonomics

The shutter button axis is moderately inclined to ensure natural finger movement even with such a compact body, to enhance operability. The power switch has been designed flat so as not to disturb shutter release operation. And there is no height difference between the power switch and body surface, for relaxed finger holding. The red motif located at the upper part of the grip employs molded materials to support smooth dial operation. The movie-record button is located next to the shutter-release button enabling the start of movie recording from movie live view with a slight finger movement, thus keeping the camera stable to prevent camera shake.

Improved grip holding

With a deeper and vertically longer grip, stable holding is achieved despite a compact and light body. Furthermore, rubber material is employed for the thumb rest space attaining an optimized design to ensure reliable holding. These factors achieve a comfortable fit for the widest range of hand sizes.

Dust-preventing, weather-resistant interface covers

The interface cover for the headphone connector, USB connector, accessory terminal, etc., is divided into three to ensure dust-prevention and weather-resistance for the separate interface sections.

Base patterns effective for vertical shooting

The D610 incorporates anti-slip patterns on the base of the body which realize an extra-sure grip when shooting vertically on a tripod.

Highly durable and precise shutter mechanisms tested for 150,000 cycles

The D610 employs a high-speed and high-precision sequential control mechanism that drives the shutter, mirror and aperture independently. The shutter has been tested for 150,000 cycles with the shutter unit and driving mechanism actually loaded to prove its extremely high durability, appropriate for a precision, digital SLR camera. Furthermore, it also incorporates a compact self-diagnostic shutter monitor to maintain high precision stably. The shutter monitor checks and detects shutter speed variance between set or controlled shutter speed and actual speed constantly to achieve highly accurate shutter control with minimized variance.

SD memory card double slots compatible with high-speed SDXC and UHS-I

The D610 supports SDXC (Secure Digital eXtended Capacity) and UHS-I. Combined with the rapid performance of the EXPEED 3 image-processing engine, it processes and writes image data of 24.3 megapixels at high speed. In high-speed continuous shooting, the number of available shots*1 is 100 frames in JPEG*2 and 16 frames in RAW (lossless compressed/14-bit). Also, Eye-Fi card (on the market) that allows wireless transmission of the taken images from a camera to a PC is supported. Moreover, a variety of recording options is available — "Overflow", "Backup", and "RAW primary, JPEG secondary" recording that lets you record RAW data and JPEG data separately to each card. What's more, you can copy images between the two memory cards. In addition, when shooting D-Movie clips, you can select the slot according to the remaining capacity.

  • *1With an 8 GB San Disk SDHC UHS-I card (SDSDXPA-008G-J35). Under test conditions established by Nikon. The value may vary according to shooting conditions. The maximum number of exposures that can be stored in memory buffer at ISO 100. Drops if optimal quality is selected for JPEG compression, ISO sensitivity is set to Hi 0.3 or higher, or long exposure noise reduction or auto distortion control is on.
  • *2JPEG, excluding fine/Large in FX format (max. 51 shots) and normal/Large in FX format (max. 90 shots).

Approx. 921k-dot, wide-viewing angle, 8-cm (3.2-in.) LCD monitor with reinforced glass that reduces the surface reflection of each part to deliver clear visibility with its integrated structure of glass and panel

Ambient brightness sensor

The D610's large, wide-viewing-angle, 8-cm (3.2-in.), approx. 921k-dot, high-definition LCD monitor achieves clear visibility and an extended color reproduction capacity, with less surface reflection by means of an integrated structure of glass and panel. The ability to magnify playback images up to approx. 38x (Large-size images in FX format) is extremely helpful for quick and accurate focus confirmation. Moreover, the D610 employs an ambient brightness sensor. If monitor brightness is set to "Auto", the camera automatically adjusts LCD brightness when the monitor turns on according to the environmental lighting conditions, allowing easy live view or image confirmation.

LCD monitor with an integrated structure of glass and panel realizes a clearer image

Air space between glass and panel causes reflections at the surfaces of each part, resulting in some light loss.
D610 (equivalent to that of the D4 and D800 series)
Surface reflection is reduced and light loss greatly decreased due to the integrated structure of glass and panel.

Coaxially located mode dial and release mode dial

Mode dial lock release

The mode dial and release mode dial are coaxially located to improve operability. Quick mode switching is possible. The mode dial incorporates a lock function to prevent unintentional mode switching. The lock release is easy to operate allowing smooth and secure release. Quiet shutter-release mode, which is quieter than single-frame mode, can be set using the release mode dial.

Live view optimized for still images/movies selectable with live view selector

The D610 comes equipped with live view for still images and movies, providing display and operation optimized for each of them. This can be switched smoothly using the coaxially located live view button and live view selector. Live view photography is dedicated to still image shooting with the same aspect ratio as the viewfinder. And the speed of contrast-detect AF is equivalent to that of the D4 and D800 series. In live view, it is possible to magnify images up to approx. 19x to check the exact focus. Also, metering in live view is adjusted to suit the live view display, producing photographs with exposure close to what is seen in the monitor.

Live view selector
Movie-record button

For movie live view, the D610 incorporates dedicated exposure controls that enable smooth exposure transitions of the scene. The setting information display is switched to either that for still images or movies according to the selected live view. Also, you can shoot still images in 16:9 aspect ratio by pressing the shutter-release button during movie live view or movie recording. (Movie recording will end and the footage recorded up to that point will be saved.)

Nikon's Integrated Dust-Reduction System with Image Sensor Cleaning function

Nikon's comprehensive dust-reduction measures are realized by repeating thorough tests to respond to the demands of photographers. The D610 employs an Image Sensor Cleaning function that vibrates the optical low-pass filter at four different resonant frequencies to reduce dust. This function can be set to operate automatically when the camera is turned on or off, or to manual using menu. Moreover, Nikon takes extra measures to prevent dust spoiling images, such as operating certain parts prior to body assembly so as not to disperse dust after mounting within the camera, and reducing or deleting any spots with optional software.

Energy-saving design

EN-EL15 Li-ion Rechargeable Battery (supplied)

An efficient power circuit, the highly energy-efficient EXPEED 3 and other features reduce the power consumption of the D610. It adopts the EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, which is the same as the D800 series and D7000. It is possible to shoot approx. 900 shots* of still images on one charge of the EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery loaded in the camera body. As power sources, one EN-EL15, EH-5b AC Adapter (with EP-5B Power Connector) and MB-D14 Multi-Power Battery Pack can be used.

  • *Based on CIPA Standards.

MB-D14 Multi-Power Battery Pack that enables smooth vertical shooting (optional)

The MB-D14 Multi-Power Battery Pack, exclusively designed for the D610, supports two types of batteries (one EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery and six R6/AA-size alkaline, Ni-MH or lithium batteries) and the EH-5b AC Adapter (with EP-5B Power Connector). Seamless switching of power feeding between the battery of the D610 and the MB-D14 is possible when one EN-EL15 is loaded in each of them, enabling the user to shoot approx. twice as many images as the D610 alone. Photographers can concentrate on shooting at their ease without worrying about battery life. Furthermore, the MB-D14 Multi-Power Battery Pack incorporates controls for vertical shooting; shutter-release button, shutter-release button lock lever, AE-L/AF-L button, multi selector, and main/sub command dials. Magnesium alloy is used for the exterior.

When attached to the D610

Number of shots per charge (Based on CIPA Standards)

Number of shots per charge
Camera body
Approx. 900 shots
Approx. 900 shots
AA alkaline batteries
Approx. 650 shots
Approx. 1,800 shots
AA alkaline batteries
Approx. 1,550 shots