Nikon D610

Build­ing on the suc­cess of the D600, Nikon’s first con­sumer-class FX D-SLR, the D610 is the most af­ford­able op­tion on of­fer

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ONikon D610

£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

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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

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