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Nikon Coolpix P610 Digital Camera

$420.99
Bridge Camera 16MP 60x Dec 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Four industry awards
Good autofocus
Good technical features
98 Reviews + 4 Awards
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Reviews

Four Industry Awards

This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which said that this digital camera was very good.

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

One other expert review site thought that this camera was good. This digital camera received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Nine experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Techradar have rated this camera on average 83%.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 95 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is marvellous. 63 reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 25,534 expert and user reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Nineteen Nikon Coolpix P610 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Expert review site Techradar.com mentioned two years ago “A well performing camera that produces good quality images, especially in favourable conditions” . In the same month Ali mentioned in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P610 on Bhphotovideo.com “So if you need/want a mega-zoom camera, friendly-to-use, lightweight, WiFi and GPS capable, Nikkor lens quality” and gave the product a score of 7 stars. Robert rated it 6 stars and he said in his Nikon Coolpix P610 review on Bhphotovideo.com “I'm very happy with the quality of all other NIKON products I've purchased”.

Easy to Use

Twenty-two customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was easy to use. Ali mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “And purchasing a back-up battery is recommended if you are going to use the camera for HD video” and gave it a rating of 6 stars. S. Cain mentioned on Amazon “Fast and easy to use” and rated the product 8 stars. S. Cain also mentioned “Plus it's simply fun to use and you will want to take it out” in their review.

Five people who purchased it thought it was easy to use the menus. John said in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P610 “In the future I will turn on the "Continuous" shooting in the menu so that the 2nd or 3rd shot will be sharper”. Honeykim mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P610 on Amazon “Settings on camera are easy to figure out”. Kehs wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “There are so many automatic settings that only require the switch of a simple dial that make my photos look superb”.

One customer who bought the product wrote that it had a good interface. Kamland said on Bhphotovideo.com “Love the smart phone interface” and rated this digital camera 7 stars. One person reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Peebee wrote on Amazon “Feature-packed, lovely to hold and decent results” and rated this digital camera 8 stars.

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Nice Design

Four customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. Saxham scored it 8 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”. Greenbrier Gus mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P610 “I was taking a beautiful sunset last evening”. Colinsmpsn mentioned “Picture quality is exceptional and even for a relative novice like me its pretty easy to work out the menus on offer”.

One Nikon Coolpix P610 reviewer thought it was well designed. Kevin O'keefe scored it 7 stars and he wrote in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P610 on Amazon two years ago “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 mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was smooth. Pc said on Amazon “All I can say is that this camera seems to be quite smooth and snappy to operate even after using a DSLR” in their Nikon Coolpix P610 review and scored this digital camera 7 stars.

One customer who purchased the product considered that it was ergonomic. Two years ago Peebee wrote “From use, I can say that the P610 has typically excellent Nikon ergonomics” in their Nikon Coolpix P610 review.

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Robust

Five Nikon Coolpix P610 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on Expert Reviews “Solid rather than exceptional.” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P610 and gave the product a score of 6 stars. Kevin O'keefe mentioned on Amazon “Versatile, well-built and highly practical” in his Nikon Coolpix P610 review and gave it a rating of 8 stars. Two years ago Pc scored it 7 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Build is reasonable although there is a bit of give in the battery door”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Fifteen people who bought the product said that it had good features. Ali said “The Nikon P610 has many features that will keep any hobbyist/enthusiast or professional, quite impressed”. Alf gave the product a score of 7 stars and said on Bhphotovideo.com “Plenty of features and manual controls” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P610. Uncle Bucket gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “There are some useful multishot features”.


Good Autofocus

Thirty-seven Nikon Coolpix P610 owners who bought it considered that it had a good zoom. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Expert Reviews “With its massive zoom lens”. Expert review site Techradar.com said “If you're looking for a long zoom or holiday camera, Nikon has produced a good contender.” in their Nikon Coolpix P610 review. Alf wrote on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “Zoom works nicely even without tripod” in their Nikon Coolpix P610 review.

Nine people said in their reviews that the product had a good lens. Ali said “Seriously how often does one use RAW format? And the Nikon lens is more powerful than the Canon HS60” in his review of this digital camera and gave the Nikon Coolpix P610 a score of 7 stars. Nm Doug wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P610 “The only thing I would like is a lens with a greater f-stop range” . D. Alcock wrote on Amazon “Although the learning curve was steep, I found the zoom button next to the T-W zoom on the lens, very useful”.

Five Nikon Coolpix P610 owners wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P610 had a good autofocus. Expert Reviews wrote “1cm minimum focusing distance ideal for macro shots” in their review of this digital camera but even so they only gave it a rating of 1 stars. Joseph said in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P610 two years ago “It acquired focus quickly and skin color was good” . Also two years ago Kevin O'keefe mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Where the background is pleasingly out of focus compared to the main focus image -” and scored it 5 stars.

One Nikon Coolpix P610 reviewer who purchased it wrote that it had a good image stabiliser. Pc wrote on Amazon “I can tell you that the Nikon focused faster in low light and the image stabiliser seemed more effective” in their review of this digital camera and gave the Nikon Coolpix P610 a rating of 6 stars.

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Good Quality Pictures

Thirty-nine Nikon Coolpix P610 owners concluded that the product was able to produce good images. Cyl-Staten Island wrote two years ago “Awesome photos” . Cyl-Staten Island also said “You get outstanding photos with little or no effort” in their review. Cyl-Staten Island also wrote “And pictures come out sharp every time” in their review.

Nine customers said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “Virtually any camera can have a decent stab at shooting nearby or large subjects in bright light”. Peebee mentioned on Amazon “Nice and easy! There are plenty of creative, semi-automatic and fully automatic shooting modes”. Peebee also mentioned “An APS-C, m43 or 1" sensor (such as the one found on the Sony RX100 ( ), would offer many more shooting options and better results” in their review.

Three people who purchased it mentioned that it had a good image sensor. Desert Guy wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Granted it has a smallish sensor.” in their review of this digital camera. Pc said “I decided that faster focusing/eye sensor/smaller size were more important for me than the hot shoe”.

Three Nikon Coolpix P610 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. Peebee said on Amazon two years ago “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” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P610. Peebee also said “Although the CMOS sensor produces clean, colourful results in good conditions, in low light and the extremes of the telephoto zoom” in their review.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to produce clear pictures. Ali wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “I am amazed at the clarity of the Nikkor lens on the P610, even without a tripod.”.

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Good Screen

Six customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good viewfinder. Two years ago The Traveler mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix P610 review on Bhphotovideo.com “Would go blank, viewfinder was active; then, led panel would come back on”. John scored this digital camera 6 stars and he wrote “I like the electronic viewfinder (turns off monitor when looking in viewfinder”. Pc said in their Nikon Coolpix P610 review “The Nikon has an eye sensor for the viewfinder (very useful” .

Three Nikon Coolpix P610 reviewers who bought the Nikon Coolpix P610 thought it had a good screen. Expert Reviews wrote “Articulating screen”. Expert Reviews also said “Rotating LCD screen with an excellent resolution” in their review. Kevin O'keefe gave this digital camera a rating of 8 stars and he said on Amazon “The LCD screen itself is excellent”.

One Nikon Coolpix P610 reviewer considered that the Nikon Coolpix P610 had an electronic viewfinder. Expert Reviews mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix P610 review “Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with eyesensor”.

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Good for Video Recording

Three people said in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Expert Reviews mentioned “Full HD video recording with stereo sound”. Robert wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The better zoom and video features” and scored the Nikon Coolpix P610 6 stars. Km, Leisure Traveler & Amateur Photog gave the product a rating of 7 stars and mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix P610 review on Bhphotovideo.com “Video quality is also excellent”.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P610 had gps. Two years ago Ephotozine.com mentioned “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 and GPS” in their review of this digital camera. Also two years ago Peebee mentioned “Two of the features I like a lot on the P610 are the GPS and Wifi” in their Nikon Coolpix P610 review.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Coolpix P610 supports video recording. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Coolpix P610 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Nikon digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 656 x 488 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. The video resolution of all cameras of this spec and age ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three Nikon Coolpix P610 owners who purchased the Nikon Coolpix P610 thought it was lightweight. Joe mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “Be lightweight and easy to use”.

Three Nikon Coolpix P610 owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was compact. Uncle Bucket gave the product a rating of 7 stars and wrote in their Nikon Coolpix P610 review on Amazon two years ago “I wanted to upgrade from my compact Panasonic TZ3”. In the same month Peebee mentioned “The guts are very much based on a compact rather than a scaled down DSLR” in their review of this digital camera. Peebee also mentioned “I can fully appreciate the appeal of the P610 - for a relatively compact size, you get an awful lot of technology” in their review.

Three Nikon Coolpix P610 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was heavy and bulky. Kehs mentioned “It's not too big ( I carry it in my handbag!) or too heavy and comes with a neck strap” in their Nikon Coolpix P610 review. Pc mentioned “I have recently returned to shooting with a bridge camera after several years with DSLR's (big, heavy, never have the right lens with me)” in their review of this digital camera. Linda Johnson gave the Nikon Coolpix P610 a rating of 7 stars and she mentioned “It is to add to my other Nikon camera's one of which is a DSLR too bulky with lenses to carry on travels around the world”.

One person considered that the Nikon Coolpix P610 was easy to carry around. Alan Bryant mentioned in his Nikon Coolpix P610 review “Light and easy for travelling” and rated the Nikon Coolpix P610 8 stars.

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Power

Good Battery Life

One Nikon Coolpix P610 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it had a good battery life. D. Alcock wrote on Amazon in April last year “The GPS, which although drains the battery, I find incredible that it will tell you where points of interest are, close by”.


Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix P610 has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available which you might want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix P900 ($499.99) which has better reviews.

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Has a Dioptre Correction

The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a dioptre correction, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon Coolpix P610 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Nikon Coolpix P610 supports direct printing. Most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also support direct printing.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Coolpix P610 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Lens System

Very Big Optical Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the optical zooms range from 1x to 83x. With an optical zoom of 60 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix P610 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P900 ($499.99) (83x) which is also higher rated.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Coolpix P610 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (1,440 millimeter) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 51mm to 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 580mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix P610 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 ($894.00).

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Samsung MV800 (5x).

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Coolpix P610 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P900 ($499.99).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Nikon Coolpix P610 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Samsung MV800.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix P610 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Samsung MV800.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Coolpix P610 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Coolpix P610 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Coolpix P610 has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a hand strap.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Coolpix P610 has a self-timer. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have a self-timer.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Coolpix P610 has a relatively average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Pentax K-50 ($349.95), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 ($894.00).

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One Nikon Coolpix P610 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was noisy. Pc said on Amazon “Overall image quality in general use is excellent, noise is well controlled for amateur purposes”.


Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Coolpix P610 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has an HDMI

The Coolpix P610 has an HDMI. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Light Exposure

Supports Four ISO Sensitivities

The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Support

Good Support

Five Nikon Coolpix P610 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it had good technical guidance. Two years ago The Traveler said in their Nikon Coolpix P610 review on Bhphotovideo.com “Have to download manual to fully understand camera operations”. Fiona Matheson gave this digital camera a rating of 6 stars and she wrote “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. D. Alcock gave it a score of 6 stars and wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P610 “The best advice I can give anyone is to refer directly to the full reference manual for a highly detailed instructions here”.


Viewfinder

Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The average viewfinder screen size of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than a year is 0.35", and the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.2" to 0.5". With a viewfinder screen size of only 0.2 inches, the Coolpix P610 has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Price

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There was a cheaper price of $247 on Amazon US 77 days ago.Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 78% chance that the price will go back down. However the future is never certain and there remains a 22% chance that the price will actually go up further. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price goes back down.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix P610 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208264889, 00018208264896, 00018208944170, 00018208944187, 00018208999200, 08033737554531

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