Nikon D500 vs Nikon D610

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Nikon D500
Nikon D610

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
One hundred and fourteen more auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Nikon D500 is 153.00, but the Nikon D610 only has 39.00 auto focus points.
Significantly higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D500 has a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, whereas the Nikon D610 is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (44,800 lower).
Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D500 has a display resolution of 2,359,000 pixels, however the Nikon D610 is only a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,438,000 pixels lower).
0.3x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D500 has a lens magnification ratio of 1x, whereas the Nikon D610 is only a 0.7x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.3x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

1mm thinner Edit
Nikon D500 is 81mm deep, but the Nikon D610 is an 82mm deep digital camera (1mm thicker).
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More popular
The Nikon D500 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 7872 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Nikon D610 ranks No. 38447.
7 Reasons For
3.4MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D610 has a megapixel count of 24.3MP, whereas the Nikon D500 is only a 20.9MP digital camera (3.4MP 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.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D610 has a total megapixel count of 24.7MP, but the Nikon D500 is only a 21.56MP digital camera (3.14MP less).
Significantly 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 D500 (0.01s).
2mm shorter Edit
Nikon D610 is 113mm tall, but the Nikon D500 is a 115mm tall digital camera (2mm taller).
A bit narrower Edit
The Nikon D610 is a 141mm wide digital camera, whereas the Nikon D500 is a 147mm wide digital camera (6mm wider).
£561 cheaper
The Nikon D610 costs £561.01 less than the Nikon D500.
User reviews are better
The Nikon D610 has an average user review score of 94%, however the Nikon D500 has an average rating of 87% (based on 3 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D500 has a megapixel count of 20.9MP, but the Nikon D610 is a 24.3MP digital camera (3.4MP 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.

15% less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D500 has a total megapixel count of 21.56MP, however the Nikon D610 is a 24.7MP digital camera (3.14MP more).
Longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s longer than the Nikon D610 (0.01s).
2mm taller Edit
The Nikon D500 has a height of 115mm, however the Nikon D610 is a 113mm tall digital camera (2mm shorter).
Moderately wider Edit
Nikon D500 is 147mm wide, but the Nikon D610 is a 141mm wide digital camera (6mm narrower).
£561 more expensive
The Nikon D500 is more expensive than the Nikon D610 by £561.01.
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Nikon D500 is 87%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon D610 is 94% (based on 514 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
One hundred and fourteen less auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D610 is a 39.00 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Nikon D500 only has 153.00 auto focus points.
Seven times lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D610 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, however the Nikon D500 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (44,800 higher).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon D610 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, but the Nikon D500 is a 2,359,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,438,000 pixels higher).
0.3x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D610 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.7x, however the Nikon D500 is a 1x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.3x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

1mm thicker Edit
The Nikon D610 is an 82mm deep digital camera, whereas the Nikon D500 is an 81mm deep digital camera (1mm thinner).
Less retailers
Only 32 shops sells the Nikon D610, whereas 33 shops sell the Nikon D500. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
One month older
The Nikon D610 is older than the Nikon D500 by one month.
Worse selling
The Nikon D610 ranks No. 38447 by sales volume, however the Nikon D500 ranks No. 7872.

Awards

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Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
20.9MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 2784 x 1856
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 1688
 2784 x 1856
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 4016
 6016 x 4016
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
 RAW
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.7 35.9 x 24
Total Megapixel Count
21.56MP 24.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
32 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
16 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
17/13 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
72mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 multi point
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 multi point
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Auto Focus Point
153
BEST
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
ISO Speed
 100
 200
 51200
 64
 400
 640
 6400
 100
 200
 51200
 64
 400
 640
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
51,200
BEST
6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Highlight-weighted
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Highlight-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV 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
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Pre-flash
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 12m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 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
 Shoe mounting point
 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
Analog Signal Format
 NTSC
BEST
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Resolution and Capture Speed
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

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

Display

Screen Size
3.2" 3.2"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
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
2,359,000 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
1x
BEST
0.7x
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
 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

3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Manual
 Shade
 Sunny
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Manual
 Shade
 Sunny
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,5,10,20
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Diopter Adjustment
-2 - 1 -3 - 1
Eye Relief
16mm Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BEN
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BEN
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
760g 760g
Height
115mm 113mm
BEST
Depth
81mm
BEST
82mm
Width
147mm 141mm
BEST
Lens Weight
480g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
85.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
80mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 850g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
EN-EL15 EN-EL15
Shot Per Battery Charge
1,240 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED 5
 EXPEED 5
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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