• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon D610
  • Sony Alpha ILCA-A68
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Predecessor: Nikon D600
D600 vs D610
Sony A58
A58 vs A68
Successor:    
General
Model Number: D610 A68
Alternate Model Number(s):   ILCA-68
Camera Format: SLR SLR
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $2499.95 $699.99
Street Price: $1,196.95 $598.00
Date Available: 2013-10-30 2016-05-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 47.6 oz (1,350 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
32.2 oz (912 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.6 x 4.4 x 3.2 in.
(141 x 113 x 82 mm)
5.6 x 4.1 x 3.2 in.
(143 x 104 x 81 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Sony
Effective Megapixels: 24.3 24.3
Sensor Format: 35mm APS-C
Sensor size: 861.6mm2 (35.90mm x 24.00mm) 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.97 microns 3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x 1.5x
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 Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 94 79
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 25.1 24.1
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 14.4 13.5
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 2,925 701
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 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)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 3376 (20.3 MP, 16:9),
4240 x 2832 (12.0 MP, 3:2),
4240 x 2400 (10.2 MP, Other),
3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
3008 x 1688 (5.1 MP, 16:9),
12416 x 1856 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other),
7152 x 1080 (7.7 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (NEF), 14 or 12-bit; RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.9 5.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p)
1920x1080 (60i/​50i/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1440x1080 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video with Linear PCM audio) XAVC S format / AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compliant / MP4
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F Sony Alpha (Minolta A)
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM II
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 85mm 27 - 83mm
Focal Length (actual): 24 - 85mm 18 - 55mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.54x 3.06x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 (wide) / f/4.5 - f/29 (tele) f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 36 (T)
Integrated ND Filter: No
Normal Focus Range: 38 cm to Infinity
15.0 in to Infinity
25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 72.0mm 55.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: No Yes
Digital Zoom Values: n/a Up to 2x Clear Image Zoom, Up to 4x standard digital zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: 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 Phase Detection: 79 points (15 points cross type); Wide, Zone, Center, Flexible Spot, Expanded Flexible Spot, Lock-On AF (Wide, Zone, Center, Flexible Spot, Expanded Flexible Spot)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; fixed eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.70x magnification, 20.6mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter 0.39"-type, 1,440K-dot OLED, 100% coverage, 0.88x magnification (0.57x eq.), 23mm eye point (CIPA), -4 to +3 diopter adjustment, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 1,440,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.70x 0.57x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.70x 0.88x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.2 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 921,000 dots (307,200 px) 460,800 dots (153,600 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display: Yes Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: ISO 100 - 6400, Lo-1 (ISO 50), Hi-1 (ISO 12,800), Hi-2 (ISO 25,600), Auto (adjustable) Auto, 100-25600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: 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) Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight), Flash, Color temperature (2500 to 9900K), Color Filter (G7 to M7, A7 to B7), Custom (1 / 2 / 3), Custom Set
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 2016-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted, Spot (1.5%) centered on selected focus area 1200-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: 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 Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Sweep Panorama, Tele-zoom Continuous AE, 3 Custom Settings
Self Timer: 2/5/10/20 seconds 2, 10; 3 or 5 frames after 10s seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes  
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: 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 off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Rear sync., Wireless, High Speed sync.
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft. 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens aperture dependent GN=12m (ISO 100), range is lens dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 (up to 1/250 with reduced flash range) 1/160
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: ISO-type Hot Shoe Multi-interface Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: Yes No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (NEF), 14 or 12-bit; RAW+JPEG RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video with Linear PCM audio) XAVC S format / AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compliant / MP4
Included Memory: No memory included  
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired or wireless Optional wired
Connections (extended): Type-C Mini HDMI, Accessory Terminal, Stereo Mic Jack, Stereo Headphone Jack Type-D Micro HDMI Connector, Multi Micro USB Terminal, External Stereo Micophone Jack, DC Input
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.50  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.51  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 36  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.58  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.9 5.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 30  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.9  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 15  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.9  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 13  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.26 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 1.54 seconds  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.218 seconds  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.054 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.30 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.054 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes): 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: 0.3 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.3 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.0 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   580 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 900 shots 540 shots
Battery Life, Video:   130 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL15, optional MB-D14 battery grip Proprietary NP-FM500H
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL15 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-FM500H 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: 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.