• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 35mm 860.4mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Nikon D610 advantages over Nikon D4S

  • Less expensive
    $2447 vs $5869*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Nikon D4S advantages over Nikon D610

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 7.31 vs 5.97 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.20 vs 0.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 3020 vs 900 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More cross-type AF points
    15 vs 9
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • More AF points
    51 vs 39
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.6 fps vs 5.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    200 vs 30 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.8 fps vs 5.9 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    78 vs 15 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    409600 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Both provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • 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
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in 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.

  • Excellent, tank-like build quality; First-rate ergonomics a pro would expect; Superb performance with confident autofocus; Great image quality; Big, bright viewfinder with 100% coverage; Excellent battery life; Doubles as a powerful video capture tool

  • Fairly minor upgrade over the D4; Image quality improvements apply only to JPEG; XQD card format isn't broadly accepted; Consumer-friendly default JPEG processing may turn off some pros; Body is large and hefty (but that's normal for pro gear)

The Competition

Compared to Canon 6D

Nikon D610
Canon 6D
  • $1864
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
Nikon D4S
Canon 6D
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Nikon D4

Nikon D610
Nikon D4
  • $1864
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $6248
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon D4S
Nikon D4
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Newer
  • $6248
  • 35mm
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Bigger RAW buffer

Compared to Canon EOS-1D C

Nikon D610
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $1864
  • 35mm
  • Internal flash
  • More pixels
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoot 4K video
Nikon D4S
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • More cross-type AF points

Compared to Nikon D600

Nikon D610
Nikon D600
  • $1864
  • 35mm
  • Faster RAW shooting
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
Nikon D4S
Nikon D600
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Nikon D750

Nikon D610
Nikon D750
  • $1864
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon D4S
Nikon D750
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
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