• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 35mm 860.4mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Nikon D610 advantages over Nikon Df

  • Less expensive
    $1997 vs $2997
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Fast startup
    ~0.30 vs 0.6 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 50 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • More kit lens zoom
    3.5x vs 1.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking

Nikon Df advantages over Nikon D610

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 7.31 vs 5.97 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer battery life
    1400 vs 900 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Lighter weight
    983g vs 1350g
    Lighter weight
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 30 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    29 vs 15 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Both provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Eliminated sensor dust-and-oil spot issue from D600; Great controls for amateur or pro; Comfortable ergonomics and weight; Excellent image quality and low-light performance; Very good dynamic range; Excellent battery life; Built-in lens correction.

  • Not drastically different from D600; Moire with certain subjects; Auto WB still too warm in incandescent light; Slow AF in live view mode; Aliasing in videos.

  • Same sensor and processor as professional D4; Great image quality; Arguably the best available-light shooter in its class; Handsome, retro styling; Weather-sealed design; Big, clear full-frame viewfinder; Excellent battery life

  • Expensive; Bulky, yet handgrip is quite modest; Some controls are clumsy; Plastic body panels don't gel with retro aesthetic; Autofocus isn't in the same league as image quality; No AF assist lamp; No movie capture; No portrait grip; Single card slot

The Competition

Compared to Canon 6D

Nikon D610
Canon 6D
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $1386
  • 35mm
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
Nikon Df
Canon 6D
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Longer battery life
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $1386
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Canon 5D Mark III

Nikon D610
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $2476
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Less shutter lag
Nikon Df
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer battery life
  • $2476
  • 35mm
  • Shoots 60p video
  • More cross-type AF points

Compared to Sony A99

Nikon D610
Sony A99
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $1980
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon Df
Sony A99
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1980
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Nikon D600

Nikon D610
Nikon D600
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • $1357
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
Nikon Df
Nikon D600
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer battery life
  • $1357
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon D750

Nikon D610
Nikon D750
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
Nikon Df
Nikon D750
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
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