• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Nikon D610
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Predecessor:   Nikon D600
D600 vs D610
Successor: Canon 6D Mark II
6D vs 6D Mark II
 
General
Model Number: 6D D610
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: SLR SLR
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $2399.00 $2499.95
Street Price: $1,222.33 $1,496.95
Date Available: 2012-12-15 2013-10-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 51.1 oz (1,448 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
47.6 oz (1,350 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.7 x 4.4 x 2.8 in.
(145 x 111 x 71 mm)
5.6 x 4.4 x 3.2 in.
(141 x 113 x 82 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon Sony
Effective Megapixels: 20.2 24.3
Sensor Format: 35mm 35mm
Sensor size: 855.62mm2 (35.80mm x 23.90mm) 861.6mm2 (35.90mm x 24.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.54 microns 5.97 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 82 94
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.8 25.1
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.1 14.4
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 2,340 2,925
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2432 (8.9 MP, 3:2),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
720 x 480 (0.3 MP, 3:2)
6016 x 4016 (24.2 MP, 3:2),
4512 x 3008 (13.6 MP, 3:2),
3008 x 2008 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
3936 x 2624 (10.3 MP, 3:2),
2944 x 1968 (5.8 MP, 3:2),
1968 x 1312 (2.6 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF v2.3), .CR2 14-bit RAW, mRAW, sRAW; RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (NEF), 14 or 12-bit; RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.4 5.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p)
640x480 (30p/25p)
1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p/30p/25p)
Movie File Format: .MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, ALL-I and IPB modes, Linear PCM audio) MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video with Linear PCM audio)
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF Nikon F
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM; 18 elements in 13 groups, including 3 aspherical and 1 S-UD element Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 105mm 24 - 85mm
Focal Length (actual): 24 - 105mm 24 - 85mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.38x 3.54x
Aperture Range: f/4 - f/22 f/3.5 - f/22 (wide) / f/4.5 - f/29 (tele)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 45 cm to Infinity
17.7 in to Infinity
38 cm to Infinity
15.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 77.0mm 72.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values:   n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Phase-detection: 11 points, 1 center cross-type point with -3 to +18 EV sensitivity rating OVF: 39-point (9 cross type) TTL phase detection with 3D focus tracking via Nikon Multi-CAM 4800FX; Contrast-detect AF in Live View mode
Auto Focus Assist Light? No Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; fixed eye-level pentaprism, 97% coverage, 0.71x magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter, interchangeable focusing screen (Eg-A provided) SLR type; fixed eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.70x magnification, 20.6mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.71x 0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.71x 0.70x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 1,044,000 dots (348,000 px) 921,000 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display: Yes Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100-25600 in 1/3 or 1 EV steps, expandable to 50 (L), 51200 (H1) and 102400 (H2) ISO 100 - 6400, Lo-1 (ISO 50), Hi-1 (ISO 12,800), Hi-2 (ISO 25,600), Auto (adjustable)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature Auto (2 types) Incandescent Fluorescent (7 types) Direct Sunlight Flash Cloudy Shade Preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored) Choose color temperature (2,500K–10,000K)
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 63-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Partial (8%), Spot (3.5%) 2016-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted, Spot (1.5%) centered on selected focus area
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control; Multiple Exposure (up to 9 images) 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), HDR, Active D-Lighting
Self Timer: 2, 10 seconds 2/5/10/20 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): No Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
Flash Modes: E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual, FE Lock Front-curtain sync, Slow sync, Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync; built-in flash supports wireless Commander mode
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: n/a Lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 1/200 (up to 1/250 with reduced flash range)
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe ISO-type Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .CR2 14-bit RAW, mRAW, sRAW; RAW+JPEG RAW (NEF), 14 or 12-bit; RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: .MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, ALL-I and IPB modes, Linear PCM audio) MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video with Linear PCM audio)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: Yes No
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired, IR Wireless or Wi-Fi Optional wired or wireless
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI (Type C), Remote Jack, 3.5mm Stereo Mic Jack Type-C Mini HDMI, Accessory Terminal, Stereo Mic Jack, Stereo Headphone Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.52 0.50
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.52 0.51
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited 36
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.52 0.58
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 4.4 5.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 1250 30
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.4 5.9
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 17 15
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.4 5.9
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 7 13
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.29 seconds 0.26 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 0.67 seconds 1.54 seconds
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.066 seconds 0.218 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.074 seconds 0.054 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.30 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.059 seconds 0.054 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): OVF mode: Full AF lag, Wide-area mode = 0.206s Live View mode: Full AF phase-detect = 1.679s Full AF contrast-detect = 0.670s Prefoced = 0.066s OVF: Full AF lag, Auto-area Mode = 0.335s LV: Full AF lag, Sigma 70mm = 1.78s Full AF lag, kit lens = 1.54s Prefocused = 0.218s
Startup Time: 0.5 seconds 0.3 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.3 seconds 0.3 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:   4.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 220 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 1090 shots 900 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary EN-EL15, optional MB-D14 battery grip
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary EN-EL15 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: Canon EOS Digital Solution Disc Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Updates from the D600 include: new shutter assembly, faster burst mode (6fps), new quiet continuous mode (3fps), improved auto white balance.