• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 45.7 megapixels
  • ISO 64 - 25,600

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Differences

Nikon D610 advantages over Nikon Z7

  • Less expensive
    $1997 vs $3297
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.97 vs 4.35 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.30 vs 1.5 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 900 vs 400 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    85 mm vs 70 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Nikon Z7 advantages over Nikon D610

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    13 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    2100k vs 921k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.80x vs 0.70x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    45.7 vs 24.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.0 fps vs 5.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.0 fps vs 5.9 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    23 vs 15 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos

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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.

  • Familiar design in a compact form; Rugged build quality; Gorgeous EVF; Excellent image quality; Good autofocus; In-body image stabilization; Good 4K video recording.

  • Single card slot; Not as good at subject tracking as some Nikon DSLR cameras; Limited native lens selection (although adapter works well); Limited buffer depths.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 6D

Nikon D610
Canon 6D
  • $1565
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1699
  • 35mm
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
Nikon Z7
Canon 6D
  • $2697
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1699
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D600

Nikon D610
Nikon D600
  • $1565
  • 35mm
  • Faster RAW shooting
  • $1900
  • 35mm
Nikon Z7
Nikon D600
  • $2697
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1900
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D750

Nikon D610
Nikon D750
  • $1565
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • $1197
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon Z7
Nikon D750
  • $2697
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1197
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon EOS R

Nikon D610
Canon EOS R
  • $1565
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Nikon Z7
Canon EOS R
  • $2697
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Leica SL2

Nikon D610
Leica SL2
  • $1565
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon Z7
Leica SL2
  • $2697
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
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