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Nikon 610 Digital Camera

16MP 14x CMOS 2x Dec 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
14x Optical Zoom And Highly Efficient VR Image Stabilization The 14x Zoom NIKKOR ED Glass Lens Covers A Focal Range Of 25 Mm Wide-angle To 350 Mm Telephoto, Providing Beautiful Results Whether... More
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21 Reasons For

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Nikon is one of the better rated camera brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Nikon also has good reviews for its compact cameras.

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Nikon 610 has a fairly large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 610. Digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the 610 have display diagonals of between 1" and 4.8".

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the FinePix F770EXR[pl_383572_price], and the F660EXR[pl_1409997_price] both from Fujifilm or the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon 610 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the 610 do not support Full HD video.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price], or the DSC-WX10[pl_595125_price] both from Sony or the Nikon S6400[plb_1794412_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the 28[pl_1877145_price], and the 28[pl_1877145_price] both from Nikon or the Panasonic DMC-SZ8[plb_2232116_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Canon 105[plb_377573_price] (HC MMC+|MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the 610 which do not support video capability, the Nikon 610 supports video capability.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras which support video capability currently available including because of it's better review score, the DSC-HX60[pl_2166574_price], or the DSC-H70[pl_580917_price] both from Sony or the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price].

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

At 14 times zoom factor, the Nikon 610 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the 610 the optical zooms range from 3x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (20x and higher rated), or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (30x and higher rated); or the GE G100[plb_1861772_price] (15x and cheaper).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 610 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 610 also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at including a cheaper camera such as the Nikon S6600[plb_1988959_price] or you might consider a higher scoring camera such as the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price], or the Nikon S6800[plb_2118627_price].

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The Nikon 610 has a quite small closest focusing distance (only 0.01 meters) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the 610. The smallest closest focusing distance of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.01m, the largest is 0.2m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.039m.

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Has One White Balance

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon 610 is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the 610.

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Two Number of Batteries Supporteds

Most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the 610 have between one and three number of batteries supporteds, including the Nikon 610 which has two number of batteries supporteds.

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Has One Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon 610 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the 610.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon 610 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this age and type. In addition, this Nikon digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. The still image resolution of all compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the 610 ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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99 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

99 auto Focus (AF) pointss

Most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 610 have between 1 and 255 auto Focus (AF) pointss, including the Nikon 610 which has 99 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Supports Thirteen ISO Sensitivitys

The Nikon 610 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera supports a 160 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of this age and type. The ISO sensitivitys "125", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600" and "3200" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Nikon 610 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (350 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the 610. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 610 is 250mm.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon 610 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all cameras that are a comparable age to the 610.

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Nikon 610 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by compact cameras that are a similar age to the 610. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Nikon digital camera. This Nikon camera also supports a video resolutions of 960 x 540 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The worst video resolution of all cameras that are a comparable age to the 610 is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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16 Reasons Against

Quite Small Digital Zoom

At only 2 times zoom factor, the Nikon 610 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the 610. Across all the similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 610 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price].

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the Olympus SP-820UZ[plb_1792852_price] (4x and cheaper) or the S6400[pl_1794412_price] (4x and higher rated), or the 28[pl_1877145_price] (4x and higher rated) both from Nikon.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon 610 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the 610 which have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price], or the Nikon S6800[plb_2118627_price] or the Nikon S6600[plb_1988959_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon 610 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which also support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the Nikon S6600[plb_1988959_price]; or the Nikon S6800[plb_2118627_price], or the Canon S120[plb_1602828_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon 610 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the 610 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the F660EXR[pl_1409997_price], or the FinePix F770EXR[pl_383572_price] both from Fujifilm or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon 610 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the 610 are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

Cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 610 have weights of between 20g and 840g, and the average weight is 170g. With a weight of 240 grams, the Nikon 610 is quite heavy compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 120 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most cameras of this type and age take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Nikon 610 which takes 120 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The Nikon 610 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 610.

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Very Narrow Field of View

With a field of view of only 96 percent, the Nikon 610 has a quite narrow field of view compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The narrowest field of view of cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the 610 is 96%, the widest is 100%, and the average field of view is 99%.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Nikon 610 has a greater number of camera file systems than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This Nikon digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of a similar type and age to the 610. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Nikon 610 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is WAV, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this digital camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Nikon 610 is more than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Program" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Only Two Number of Aspheric Elementss

The Nikon 610 is a two number of aspheric elements digital camera. Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the 610 have between 1 and 14 number of aspheric elementss.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of cameras of a similar type and age to the 610 is 0.12s, the longest is 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 14s. The Nikon 610 has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Nikon 610 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

At 125, the Nikon 610 has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the 610. Across all the compact cameras that are a comparable age to the 610 the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 10 to 200.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon 610

Released Over Three Years Ago

Nikon released the 610 over three years ago.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Nikon 610 has a pretty average megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the FinePix F770EXR[pl_383572_price], or the F660EXR[pl_1409997_price] both from Fujifilm.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (18.1MP), the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (18.2MP), or the Nikon 28[plb_1877145_price] (20.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Nikon 610 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. Most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think because of it's better review score, the FinePix F770EXR[pl_383572_price], and the F660EXR[pl_1409997_price] both from Fujifilm or the Sony DSC-WX10[plb_595125_price] is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Canon 105[plb_377573_price] (CCD), the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price] (CCD), or the Nikon 28[plb_1877145_price] (CCD) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
AV Output
Connection to PC
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot
Histogram
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Network Ready
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Night Mode
On/off Switch
Panorama
Camera Shutter Speed
Digital SLR
Auto Exposure

Expert Reviews

13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

The Nikon Coolpix 610 has an aboveaverage feature set for its street price, including a backsideilluminated CMOS sensor and 14x zoom, and uses AA batteries for power
The Nikon Coolpix 610 has an above-average feature set for its street price, including a backside-illuminated CMOS sensor and 14x zoom, and uses AA batteries for power
Good general responsiveness
Picture quality at wideangle
Easy to use
Shooting performance, while better than most in this category, is too slow for photos of kids and pets
Battery life is short with alkaline batteries
Flash must be manually popped up and the optical zoom doesn't work while recording video
TN screen, tight viewing angles
Audio quality in video mode

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208929122, 00018208929160, 00018208929207

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