8 October 2013

Nikon announces the new D610 DSLR

Today Nikon announced the successor of the affordable Nikon D600 full frame camera. The most notable updates of the D610 are improved improved white balance and shutter mechanism (with new quiet continuous shooting options and a slightly higher frame-rate).

The Nikon D610 will be available in the shops from 18 October at a price of around $1999/€1969.

Full specifications (from the Nikon website)


Type

Type

Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mountNikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)

Effective pixels

Effective pixels

24.3 million

Image sensor

Image sensor

35.9 x 24.0 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon FX format)

Total pixels

24.7 million

Dust-reduction system

Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)

Storage

Image size (pixels)

* FX format (36x24): 6,016 x 4,016 (L), 4,512 x 3,008 (M), 3,008 x 2,008 (S)
* DX format (24x16): 3,936 x 2,624 (L), 2,944 x 1,968 (M), 1,968 x 1,312 (S)
* FX-format photographs taken in movie live view: 6,016 x 3,376 (L), 4,512 x 2,528 (M), 3,008 x 1,688 (S)
* DX-format photographs taken in movie live view: 3,936 x 2,224 (L), 2,944 x 1,664 (M), 1,968 x 1,112 (S)

File format

* NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed or compressed
* JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available
* NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats


Picture Control System

Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls

Media

SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards

Dual card slots

Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of copies created using NEF+JPEG; pictures can be copied between cards

File system

DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder

Frame coverage

* FX (36x24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
* DX (24x16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical


Magnification

Approx. 0.7x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)

Eyepoint

21 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)

Diopter adjustment

-3 to +1 m-1

Focusing screen

Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)

Reflex mirror

Quick return

Depth-of-field preview

Pressing depth-of-field preview button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (other modes)

Lens aperture

Instant return, electronically controlled

Lens

Compatible lenses

Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G,E and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses), DX lenses [using DX (24x16) image area], AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (A and M modes only); IX-NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used
The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the center 7 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster and the center 33 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/6.8 or faster)

Shutter

Type

Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter

Speed

1/4,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time (requires optional ML-L3 Remote Control), X200

Flash sync speed

X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/200 and 1/250 s)

Release

Release modes

S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), QC (quiet continuous shutter-release), (self-timer), (remote control), MUP (mirror up)

Frame advance rate

Approx. 1 to 5 fps (CL), approx. 6 fps (CH) or 3 fps (QC)

Self-timer

2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 s

Remote release modes

Delayed remote, quick-response remote, remote mirror-up

Exposure

Metering

TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor

Metering method

* Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G,E and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
* Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12-mm circle in center of frame; diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15 or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle or average of entire frame)
* Spot: Meters 4-mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)


Range
(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)

* Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
* Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV


Exposure meter coupling

Combined CPU and AI

Exposure modes

Auto ( auto; auto [flash off]), 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), programmed auto with flexible program (P), shutter-priority auto (S), aperture-priority auto (A), manual (M), U1 (user settings 1), U2 (user settings 2)

Exposure compensation

Can be adjusted by -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV in P, S, A and M modes

Exposure bracketing

2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2 or 3 EV

Exposure lock

Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button

ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)

ISO 100 to 6400 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available

Active D-Lighting

Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, Off

ADL bracketing

2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 frames using preset values for all frames

Focus

Autofocus

Nikon Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors; the center 33 points are available at apertures slower than f/5.6 and faster than f/8, while the center 7 points are available at f/8), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.)

Detection range

-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)

Lens servo

* Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
* Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used


Focus point

Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points

AF-area modes

Single-point AF, 9-, 21- or 39-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF

Focus lock

Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button

Flash

Built-in flash

, , , , , , : Auto flash with auto pop-up
P, S, A, M, : Manual pop-up with button release

Guide number

Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)

Flash control

TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400 or SB-300; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering

Flash modes

Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off; auto FP high-speed sync supported

Flash compensation

-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV

Flash bracketing

2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2 or 3 EV

Flash-ready indicator

Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output

Accessory shoe

ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock

Nikon Creative Lighting
System (CLS)

Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800 or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander; built-in flash can serve as master flash in commander mode; auto FP high-speed sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units

Sync terminal

AS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter (available separately)

White balance

White balance

Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored), choose color temperature (2,500 K to 10,000 K); all with fine-tuning

White balance bracketing

2 to 3 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3

Live View

Modes

Live view photography (still images), movie live view (movies)

Lens servo

* Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F)
* Manual focus (M)


AF-area modes

Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF

Autofocus

Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)

Movie

Metering

TTL exposure metering using main image sensor

Metering method

Matrix

Frame size (pixels)
and frame rate

* 1,920 x 1,080; 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p
* 1,280 x 720; 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p
*  Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both ★ high and normal image quality


File format

MOV

Video compression

H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding

Audio recording format

Linear PCM

Audio recording device

Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable

Maximum length

Approx. 29 min. 59 s (20 min. depending on frame size/rate and movie quality settings)

Other options

Index marking, time-lapse photography

Monitor

Monitor

Monitor 8-cm (3.2-in.), approx. 921k-dot (VGA), low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with approx. 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and automatic monitor brightness control using ambient brightness sensor

Playback

Playback

Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, GPS data display and auto image rotation

Interface

USB

Hi-Speed USB

HDMI output

Type C mini-pin HDMI connector

Accessory terminal

Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately)
GPS unit: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)

Audio input

Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)

Audio output

Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)

Supported languages

Supported languages

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

Power source

Battery

One EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery

Battery pack

Optional MB-D14 Multi-Power Battery Pack with one EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery or six AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries

AC adapter

EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)

Tripod socket

Tripod socket

1/4 in. (ISO 1222)

Dimensions / weight

Dimensions
(W x H x D)

Approx. 141 x 113 x 82 mm/ 5.6 x 4.4 x 3.2 in.

Weight

Approx. 850 g/1 lb 14.0 oz with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 760 g/1 lb 10.8 oz (camera body only)

Operating environment

Operating environment

Temperature: 0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F; humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)

Accessories

Supplied accessories
(may differ by country or area)

EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-25 Battery Charger, DK-5 Eyepiece Cap, DK-21 Rubber Eyecup, UC-E15 USB Cable, AN-DC10 Camera Strap, BM-14 LCD Monitor Cover, BF-1B Body Cap, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM

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