Nikon D3000 vs Nikon D610

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Nikon D3000
Nikon D610

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
13.00 flash guides Edit
The Nikon D3000 has 13.00 flash guides, however the Nikon D610 only has 12.00 flash guides.
76% lighter Edit
The Nikon D3000 is a 485g digital camera. That's 365g lighter than the Nikon D610 (850g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

6 Reasons For
Significantly higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D610 has a megapixel count of 24.3MP, whereas the Nikon D3000 is only a 10.2MP digital camera (14.1MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Hugely more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D610 has a total megapixel count of 24.7MP, but the Nikon D3000 is only a 10.75MP digital camera (13.95MP less).
Built-in microphone Edit
The Nikon D610 has a built-in microphone, whereas the Nikon D3000 does not have a built-in microphone.
0.2" larger screen size Edit
The Nikon D610 is a 3.2" screen digital camera, whereas the Nikon D3000 is only a 3" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Expert reviews are better
The Nikon D610 has an average expert review score of 85% based on 66 reviews, however the Nikon D3000 has an average rating of 80% (based on 88 reviews).
User reviews are better
The Nikon D610 has an average user review score of 94% based on 514 reviews, however the Nikon D3000 has an average rating of 88% (based on 12 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Hugely lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D3000 has a megapixel count of 10.2MP, but the Nikon D610 is a 24.3MP digital camera (14.1MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

13.95MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D3000 has a total megapixel count of 10.75MP, however the Nikon D610 is a 24.7MP digital camera (13.95MP more).
Does not have a built-in microphone Edit
The Nikon D3000 does not have a built-in microphone, whereas the Nikon D610 has a built-in microphone.
Slightly smaller screen size Edit
Nikon D3000 is only 3" screen, but the Nikon D610 is a 3.2" screen digital camera (0.2" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Over four years older
The Nikon D3000 is older than the Nikon D610 by five years.
Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Nikon D3000 is 80%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon D610 is 85% (based on 66 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Nikon D3000 is 88%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon D610 is 94% (based on 514 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
Only 12.00 flash guides Edit
The number of flash guides on the Nikon D610 is 12.00, but the Nikon D3000 only has 13.00 flash guides.
Heavier Edit
The Nikon D610 is an 850g digital camera. That's 365g heavier than the Nikon D3000 (850g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Awards

12 Awards
buy-n-shoot.com: Gold
Camera Labs: Recommended
Digicam Buyer.co.uk: Editor's Choice
dinside.no/data: Recommended
DP Review: Highly Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Laptopmag.com: Editor's Choice
letsgodigital.org/nl/: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
photoxels.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
12 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

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Average User Rating

Date Released

90 months Ago 36 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
10.2MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 3872 x 2592
 2896 x 1944
BEST
 3872 x 2592
 2896 x 1944
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 4016
 6016 x 4016
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.6 x 15.8 35.9 x 24
Total Megapixel Count
10.75MP 24.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 5:4
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 5:4
 1:1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
3.1x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
18 - 55 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
11/8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
52mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Face detection
BEST
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Closest Focusing Distance
0.28m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 3200
 25
 6400
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 3200
 25
 6400
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
Flash Guide
13m
BEST
12m
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure lock
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 RAW
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 RAW
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
BEST
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Memory Card
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
BEST

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.8x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Sunny
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Brightness
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-1.7 - 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Scene Mode
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
Display Language
 DAN
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 HUN
 RUM
 DAN
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 HUN
 RUM

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
485g
BEST
850g
Height
97mm 113mm
Depth
64mm 82mm
Width
126mm 141mm

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 DC
 Battery
 DC
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
EN-EL9a EN-EL15

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Interface
USB Unknown - Click to provide data
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