Building on the success of the D600, Nikon’s first consumer-class FX D-SLR, the D610 is the most affordable option on offer
£1390, $1900 (body only)
nly slightly bigger and heavier than the DXformat D7100, the D610 also has a practically identical layout of controls and buttons. As the D610 is relatively small and lightweight for a fullframe SLR, anyone upgrading from a camera like the D7000 or D71000 will feel instantly at home. The D610 is also particularly beginner-friendly for a full-frame camera, with a wealth of scene modes, in addition to its full auto mode, the latter of which features the usual intelligent scene analysis.
Further handling niceties include two user-defined shooting modes, which are available directly from the main shooting mode dial. This makes it quick and easy to store your preferred settings for specific
types of shooting, for subsequent instant access. shutter mechanism (see ‘need to know’, left), which has been replaced with a new module in the D610. Other performance enhancements include a slight boost in maximum burst rate from 5.5 to six frames per second, and the addition of a ‘Quiet’ continuous shooting mode at a rate of three frames per second. Auto White Balance has also been tweaked.
The D610 includes handy scene modes and fast access to user-defined settings