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Nikon Coolpix P610 Digital Camera

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16MP 60x CMOS Feb 2015
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Four Industry Awards

This camera has received four awards from experts in cameras.

This Nikon digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which wrote that this bridge camera digital camera was very good.

This Nikon camera was given a "Recommended" award by Dkamera.de who wrote that this digital camera was good.

This Nikon digital camera received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on nine expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Techradar this bridge camera digital camera has an average expert rating of 83%.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, people who bought this Nikon digital camera rated it as superb.

Good Quality Lens

Several customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good zoom. Alanbrewerton said “The birdwatching scene together with 60X optical zoom makes this a fantastic camera” in their review and gave it an excellent review. Barry Ayton wrote in his Nikon Coolpix P610 review on Amazon “They are lovely images; that zoom is very sweet”. Batford mentioned a few weeks ago “The 60x zoom does not disappoint and produces very good bird images at quite long distances”.

Some Nikon Coolpix P610 owners thought this digital camera had a good lens. Barry Ayton wrote in his Nikon Coolpix P610 review “Look elsewhere - the camera as a whole lets the lens down entirely”. A few weeks ago D. Alcock scored the product 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Although the learning curve was steep, I found the zoom button next to the T-W zoom on the lens, very useful” in their review. In October Lin wrote in her review on Amazon “The zoom lens is fantastic and very easy to operate”.

A few Nikon Coolpix P610 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good autofocus. Kevin O'keefe he wrote in his review of this digital camera “Where the background is pleasingly out of focus compared to the main focus image -”. Last year Expert Reviews mentioned in their review “1cm minimum focusing distance ideal for macro shots”.

One Nikon Coolpix P610 reviewer concluded that the Nikon Coolpix P610 had a good image stabiliser.

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Good Quality Pictures

Thirty people who bought it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon in October this year “The outcome of the photos are outstanding”. Barry Ayton wrote on Amazon last year “This camera has SUCH a high miss rate to decent images; and I'm an experienced photographer, many years”. Barry Ayton also mentioned “Produce a good image”.

A few people agreed that the product had a good picture resolution. Kevin O'keefe said “However should one want to explore the very extensive shooting options and operating modes this camera affords then that remains an option too” . Peebee said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P610 “Easy!There are plenty of creative, semi-automatic and fully automatic shooting modes” . Peebee also mentioned “The camera produces lovely results in good shooting conditions”.

A few Nikon Coolpix P610 owners thought it had a good image sensor. Pc gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The Nikon has an eye sensor for the viewfinder (very useful”. Pc also wrote “I decided that faster focusing/eye sensor/smaller size were more important for me than the hot shoe”. Last year Peebee mentioned in their review on Amazon “Although the CMOS sensor produces clean, colourful results in good conditions, in low light” and scored this digital camera 4 stars.

A number of people thought it was good in low light. Pc mentioned in their review on Amazon “I can tell you that the Nikon focused faster in low light and the image stabiliser seemed more effective”. Peebee wrote last year “For the camera to be truly outstanding, I would like to see a larger sensor - that would offer more creative options and better low light results”.

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Easy to Use

A few Nikon Coolpix P610 reviewers who purchased it wrote that it was easy to use. In October this year Batford wrote “Despite its many functions is easy to use” in their review of this digital camera. Last year Kevin O'keefe wrote on Amazon “Have been generally very impressed with the results of the pictures taken and the general ease of use of the camera” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P610. Kevin O'keefe also said “Use the 'full auto' mode - can be as straightforward to use”.

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Honeykim wrote on Amazon this month “Settings on camera are easy to figure out”. This year Kehs wrote on Amazon “There are so many automatic settings that only require the switch of a simple dial that make my photos look superb” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P610 and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Lin said on Amazon “It has automatic settings and when you feel more adventurous you can experiment with its features” in her review.

One Nikon Coolpix P610 reviewer who bought the Nikon Coolpix P610 concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Peebee wrote in their review “Feature-packed, lovely to hold and decent results”.

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Good Technical Features

Some people considered that the product had good features. D. Alcock mentioned on Amazon “It has some interesting features which I'm not used to” in their review of this digital camera. L. Newman mentioned “Helps you to quickly learn the features and functions of this camera” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P610. Mdkb mentioned in their review in October last year “First impressions are great with some excellent new features”.

Robust

A few people who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was well made. Kevin O'keefe mentioned on Amazon “Versatile, well-built and highly practical”. Maurice C. mentioned in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P610 on Amazon “It's a good camera and build quality excellent” but despite that he only gave this digital camera a score of 3 stars. Pc mentioned “Build is reasonable although there is a bit of give in the battery door”.

One Nikon Coolpix P610 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to damage or scratch. Mosie rated the product 5 stars and said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P610 this year “I had to replace my P520 after it was damaged on my trip to Sri lanka because of the water”.

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Nice Design

Three Nikon Coolpix P610 reviewers agreed that it was good looking. Colinsmpsn scored the Nikon Coolpix P610 very highly and mentioned in their review “Picture quality is exceptional and even for a relative novice like me its pretty easy to work out the menus on offer”. Saxham gave it a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “The zoom lens (being entirely a Nikon optical zoom) is stunning and it's a beautifully designed and operating camera” in their review.

One Nikon Coolpix P610 owner said in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Peebee said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “From use, I can say that the P610 has typically excellent Nikon ergonomics” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

One Nikon Coolpix P610 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was a good design. Kevin O'keefe gave it a score of 5 stars and he said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “To start with the camera is well thought out design wise and sits in the hand very comfortably with the controls sensibly positioned”.

One Nikon Coolpix P610 owner who bought this digital camera considered that it was smooth. Pc scored the product very highly and mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix P610 review “All I can say is that this camera seems to be quite smooth and snappy to operate even after using a DSLR”.

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Good Product Quality

Some customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix P610 reckoned that it was good quality. Alanbrewerton mentioned “Excellent facilities - picture quality is v” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P610. In October Amazon Customer said on Amazon “It's so easy to use, looks great, zoom is amazing and quality is perfect”. Beethoven mentioned this year “It is fairly simple to use and produces good quality pictures”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Pc gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P610 on Amazon “Compact system cameras (don't handle so well, no viewfinder on the models I used, never have the right lens with me”. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “The Nikon Coolpix P610 was announced in February 2015 and is a bridge camera which features a 60x optical zoom lens, tilting LCD screen, electronic viewfinder, built-in Wi-Fi”.

Three Nikon Coolpix P610 owners agreed that this digital camera had a good screen. Expert Reviews mentioned “Rotating LCD screen with an excellent resolution” in their review and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

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Good Size

Several Nikon Coolpix P610 reviewers who purchased the product thought it was compact. Peebee wrote on Amazon “I can fully appreciate the appeal of the P610 - for a relatively compact size, you get an awful lot of technology”. Peebee also mentioned “The guts are very much based on a compact rather than a scaled down DSLR”. Uncle Bucket scored it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “I wanted to upgrade from my compact Panasonic TZ3” in their review.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. Last year Mrs M Wood rated it 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “Photos are outstanding quality, easy to use and not too bulky” in her review of the Nikon Coolpix P610.

One Nikon Coolpix P610 reviewer said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P610 was a good depth. Kevin O'keefe he mentioned “A common complaint of smaller sensors is that they lack a certain depth of field (i.e”. One Nikon Coolpix P610 reviewer mentioned that it was easy to carry around. Alan Bryant mentioned in October last year “Light and easy for travelling”.

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Good Connectivity

Several Nikon Coolpix P610 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P610 was wifi compatible. Amazon Customer wrote in their Nikon Coolpix P610 review on Amazon this month “You don't have to fuss around with the laptop you can put images on your phone immediately without wifi”. Peebee gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review in October last year “The Wifi is also easy to use”. Last year Ephotozine.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P610 on expert website Ephotozine “Is a bridge camera which features a 60x optical zoom lens, tilting LCD screen, electronic viewfinder, built-in Wi-Fi and GPS”.

One person concluded that this digital camera had gps. Peebee mentioned last year “Two of the features I like a lot on the P610 are the GPS and Wifi” in their review of this digital camera.

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Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Nikon has good average ratings for its bridge cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other brands.

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Good Support

A number of people said in their reviews that this digital camera had good technical guidance. In October D. Alcock mentioned in their review “The best advice I can give anyone is to refer directly to the full reference manual for a highly detailed instructions here”. Last year Fiona Matheson mentioned “I'm not technically minded so I bought 'The photographers guide to Nikon cool pix 610' money well spent” in her Nikon Coolpix P610 review. Kevin O'keefe rated it as excellent and he said “Personally, I like to use cameras in full manual mode where I can” in his Nikon Coolpix P610 review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Nikon Coolpix P610 reviewer considered that it was noisy. Pc said last year “Overall image quality in general use is excellent, noise is well controlled for amateur purposes” in their review.

Good Battery Life

One Nikon Coolpix P610 reviewer who purchased the Nikon Coolpix P610 considered that it had a good battery life. In October D. Alcock mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix P610 review on Amazon “The GPS, which although drains the battery, I find incredible that it will tell you where points of interest are, close by” and gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars.

Good Video Capture

One Nikon Coolpix P610 owner thought this digital camera was good for video recording. Expert Reviews wrote “Full HD video recording with stereo sound”.

Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Coolpix P610 has a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type do not have a GPS.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Coolpix P610 supports video recording, unlike most of the other bridge cameras that came out more than a year ago which do not support video recording.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Coolpix P610 supports WiFi connectivity.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix P610 has one of the bigger optical zooms (60 times zoom factor) amongst bridge cameras of this age. The average optical zoom of bridge cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P610 is 37x, and the optical zooms range from 0.2x to 83x.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix P610, the Coolpix P610 supports Full HD video.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix P610, the Nikon Coolpix P610 has a built-in flash.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix P610, the Coolpix P610 has an image stabiliser.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Coolpix P610 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector found on bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

The shortest maximum focal length of similar spec cameras that have been around for more than a year is 250mm, the longest is 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length is 950mm. The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a fairly long maximum focal length (1,440 millimeter) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix P610.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The Coolpix P610 has a greater number of image editing modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a Crop image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix P610.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix P610 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P610. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Coolpix P610 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and type.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Nikon Coolpix P610 is more than most bridge cameras that were released more than a year ago. This digital camera has a Shutter priority AE light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P610. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Manual" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Four ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix P610 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera supports 3 and 200 ISO speeds, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix P610. The ISO speeds "100", "1600" and "6400" are also supported by this camera.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix P610, the Nikon Coolpix P610 is not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix P610 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix P610 are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The megapixel counts of cameras of this type and age range from 12MP to 21MP. With a megapixel count of only 16 megapixels, the Coolpix P610 has a quite low megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P610.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The Coolpix P610 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Nikon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on bridge cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The flash mode "Pre-flash" is also featured on this camera.

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Only Features Two Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Coolpix P610 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Single Auto Focus, but this auto focus is not featured on this Nikon digital camera. The auto focus Spot Auto Focus and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only 1920x1080@25fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The Coolpix P610 has a 1920x1080@25fps resolution and capture speed which is higher than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. Most bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed. In addition, this camera have resolution and capture speeds of 640x480@100fps, 640x480@25fps, 640x480@30fps, 1280x720@25fps, 1280x720@30fps, 1280x720@50fps, 1280x720@60fps and 1920x1080@50fps and 1920x1080@60fps. The best resolution at capture speeds of all cameras that were released more than a year ago is 1920x1080@60fps and the worst is 1280x720@50fps.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix P610

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this camera was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Nikon Coolpix P610 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on bridge cameras that came out more than a year ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix P610 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix P610.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Built-In Processor
Diopter Adjustment
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Data Network
Other Features
Technical Details
Viewfinder

4 Awards

01net.com 4 Star dkamera.de Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended

Expert Reviews

(10)
29 December 2015

Solid rather than exceptional, but the Nikon P610?s big zoom and competitive price meet a need...

60x optical zoom lens
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with eyesensor
Rotating LCD screen with an excellent resolution
Full HD video recording with stereo sound
1cm minimum focusing distance ideal for macro shots
Panoramas could have more detail
No RAW shooting
No raw format shooting
Screen not touch sensitive
Mit 6 5 lichtschwaches Objektiv am Teleende, "PlastikFeeling" des Kameragehuses
11 November 2015

You've got some thinking to do All in all, the Nikon Coolpix P610 is a good?not great?camera. I know this, because the P600 was a good?not great?camera, and there's very little changed from year...

23 April 2015

The Nikon Coolpix P610 is this years update to the Nikon Coolpix P600, and little has changed between the two models, with the addition of GPS, as well as NFC to make it easier to connect the...

Ephotozine

PhotographyBlog.com

The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a bridge camera with a 60x optical zoom range, giving it the status of an ?ultrazoom' camera. It replaces the Coolpix P600, though the P610 retains the same optically... Read more…

19 March 2015

A well performing camera that produces good quality images, especially in favourable conditions. If you're looking for a long zoom or holiday camera, Nikon has produced a good contender. But if...

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User Reviews

(88)
Reviewed 28 July 2015 by JKB47

I'm really pleased with the Coolpix P610. I bought it mainly for wildlife photography and it hasn't disappointed in the quality of the images produced. The zoom is amazing enabling me to capture... Read more…

Reviewed 13 April 2015 by John
John would recommend the Nikon Coolpix P610 (Verified Purchase)

Very nice point/shoot camera with a 24x1440mm lens. I used mine on a photo shoot for birds and was generally pleased with the results (see attached). This photo was taken at about 30 yards and was... Read more…

Reviewed 29 April 2015 by Ali
Ali would recommend the Nikon Coolpix P610

I was going to purchase the Canon HS60, but seriously how often does one use RAW format? And the Nikon lens is more powerful than the Canon HS60. I thought of the Sony dsc-400, but the advertised... Read more…

Reviewed 23 July 2015 by Jessie Mann
Jessie Mann would recommend the Nikon Coolpix P610

I love this camera it is amazing !!!!! I take alot of photos of nature and the photos I have taken with this camera are unbelievable. They are very clear, magnificent boken, color stunning. I... Read more…

Reviewed 13 August 2015 by KM, leisure traveler & amateur photog
KM, leisure traveler & amateur photog would recommend the Nikon Coolpix P610 (Verified Purchase)

Was under serious size & weight restrictions on my luggage for a recent African safari, so I wanted something compact and lightweight that could still take great, quick & easy shots of animals on... Read more…

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