• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1440.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 900.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P610 advantages over Nikon B500

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,440 mm vs 900 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon B500 advantages over Nikon P610

  • Less expensive
    $257 vs $399
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    3 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 230k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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Compared to Nikon P600

Nikon P610
Nikon P600
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $522
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Nikon B500
Nikon P600
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $522
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Nikon P530

Nikon P610
Nikon P530
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $468
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video
Nikon B500
Nikon P530
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $468
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus

Compared to Canon SX60

Nikon P610
Canon SX60
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • RAW file ability
Nikon B500
Canon SX60
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Nikon L840

Nikon P610
Nikon L840
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $252
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon B500
Nikon L840
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
  • $252
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Nikon B700

Nikon P610
Nikon B700
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • RAW file ability
Nikon B500
Nikon B700
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Higher-res screen
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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