Nikon D5 vs Nikon D610

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Nikon D5
Nikon D610

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
Slightly better user reviews
Based on 244 user reviews, the average review score of the Nikon D5 is 95%, but the average rating of the Nikon D610 is 94% (based on 514 reviews).
6 Reasons For
15% higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D610 has a megapixel count of 24.3MP, however the Nikon D5 is only a 20.8MP digital camera (3.5MP 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.

3.37MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D610 has a total megapixel count of 24.7MP, whereas the Nikon D5 is only a 21.33MP digital camera (3.37MP less).
99x shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon D610 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s shorter than the Nikon D5 (0.01s).
64% lighter Edit
The Nikon D610 is a 760g digital camera. That's 480g lighter than the Nikon D5 (760g). 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.

£3,966 cheaper
The Nikon D610 costs £399.00, whereas the Nikon D5 is £4,365.00.
Available from 21 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
17% lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5 is a 20.8MP digital camera. That's 3.5MP lower than the Nikon D610 (24.3MP). 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.

3.37MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5 is a 21.33MP digital camera. That's 3.37MP less than the Nikon D610 (24.7MP).
Significantly longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon D5 has a flash sync-speed of 1s, whereas the Nikon D610 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s shorter).
A lot heavier Edit
The Nikon D5 has a weight of 1.2kg, whereas the Nikon D610 is a 760g digital camera (480g lighter). 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.

More expensive by £3,966
The Nikon D5 is £3,966 more expensive than the Nikon D610.
Not as many stockists
The Nikon D5 is only stocked by 12 retailers, however the Nikon D610 is stocked by 33 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
2 Reasons Against
One month older
The Nikon D610 is older than the Nikon D5 by one month.
Marginally Lower user review Score
The Nikon D610 has an average user rating of 94%, but the Nikon D5 has an average user rating of 95% (based on 244 reviews).

Awards

No awards found 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

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
20.8MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 3648 x 2432
 2784 x 1856
 2736 x 1824
 1824 x 1216
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 1688
 3648 x 2432
 2784 x 1856
 2736 x 1824
 1824 x 1216
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 4016
 6016 x 4016
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
35.6 x 23.9 35.9 x 24
Total Megapixel Count
21.33MP 24.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
BEST
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 39
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
BEST
ISO Speed
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
BEST
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Auto Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 12m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
BEST
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 XQD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 XQD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB
Memory Slot
2 2

Display

Screen Size
3.2" 3.2"
Display
 OLED
BEST
 OLED
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.7x
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
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
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,3,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -3 - 1
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Pet
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.2kg 760g
BEST
Height
158.5mm 113mm
Depth
92mm 82mm
Width
160mm 141mm
Weight Including Battery
1.4kg 850g
BEST

Battery

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

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

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
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
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