The D610 at a glance
AF assist beam
As with all the other cameras on test, an AF assist beam helps with autofocus performance in low-light conditions.
As with all cameras in the group apart from the D5500, the pop-up flash can be configured as a wireless commander for compatible remote flashguns.
Drive mode dial
The placement of this dial is the same as in the D7200, D7500 and D810. All three FX bodies feature a ‘Quiet continuous’ drive mode.
Shooting mode dial
There aren’t any ‘effects’ available on the shooting mode dial, but a few, including Colour sketch, Colour outline, Selective colour and Miniature effect, are available during playback in the Retouch menu.
Big, bright and clear, the pentaprism viewfinder is easy on the eye and has the same magnification factor and 100 per cent frame coverage as in the D750 and D810.
They’re slightly out of step with the D7200 and D750, lacking an i button but giving direct access to picture controls like Standard, Portrait and Landscape.
The handy exposure bracketing button is common to the D7200, D610, D750 and D810.
The top info LCD features a greater range of information than the D7200, but the size of the characters and icons is somewhat smaller.
Unlike the D810, there’s no dedicated AF-On button, but this function is available by customising the action of the auto-exposure lock/autofocus lock button.