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Nikon D500 vs Nikon D610

Nikon D500 vs Nikon D610

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Nikon D500
Nikon D610

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Vastly higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon D500 has a display resolution (numeric) of 2,359,000 pixels, however the Nikon D610 is only a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,438,000 pixels lower).
More popular
The Nikon D500 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 16537 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Nikon D610 ranks No. 55410.
Ten more awards
The Nikon D500 has 23 awards, but the Nikon D610 has 13 awards.
Expert reviews are a bit better
The Nikon D500 has an average expert review score of 90% based on 81 reviews, whereas the Nikon D610 has an average rating of 86% (based on 73 reviews).
4 Reasons For
3.4MP higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon D610 has a megapixel 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.

GPS (satellite) Edit
The Nikon D610 has a GPS (satellite), whereas the Nikon D500 does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

£480 cheaper
The Nikon D610 costs £480.01 less than the Nikon D500.
User reviews are better
The Nikon D610 has an average user review score of 95%, however the Nikon D500 has an average rating of 88% (based on 5 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon D500 has a megapixel 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.

Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Nikon D500 does not have a GPS (satellite), whereas the Nikon D610 has a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

£480 more expensive
The Nikon D500 is more expensive than the Nikon D610 by £480.01.
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Nikon D500 is 88%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon D610 is 95% (based on 1,126 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon D610 is only 921,000 pixels display resolution, but the Nikon D500 is a 2,359,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,438,000 pixels higher).
Six months older
The Nikon D610 is older than the Nikon D500 by six months.
Worse selling
The Nikon D610 ranks No. 55410 by sales volume, however the Nikon D500 ranks No. 16537.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon D610 has received 13 awards, the Nikon D500 has received 23 awards.
A little Lower expert review Score
The Nikon D610's average expert rating is 86%, however the Nikon D500's is 90% (based on 81 reviews).

Awards

23 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
3dnews.ru: Recommended
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
digifotopro.nl: Gold
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
dkamera.de: Highly Recommended
EISA.eu: EISA Best Product
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
fotomaniak.pl: 5 Star
kamerabild.se: Top Class
komputerswiat.pl: Recommended
letsgodigital.org/nl/: Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
mashable.com: Mashable Choice
optyczne.pl: Editor's Choice
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
13 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
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
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
20.9MP 24.3MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.5 x 15.7 35.9 x 24
Total Megapixels
21.56MP 24.7MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Motion Detection Function
 Motion detection function
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
32 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
16 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Diaphragm Blade
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
72mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
153
BEST
39
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Manual
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 100
 200
 51200
 64
 400
 640
 6400
 100
 200
 51200
 64
 400
 640
 6400
ISO Sensitivity (max)
51,200
BEST
6,400
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 High-speed synchronization
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 High-speed synchronization
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Pre-flash
Flash Guide Number
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 Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
BEST
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Resolution At 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 Formats Supported
 PCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2" 3.2"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
2,359,000 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal (metric)
8cm Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Manual
 Shade
 Sunny
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Manual
 Shade
 Sunny
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Mirror
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Mirror
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
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
 Anti-dust function
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing
 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 Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 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 (D-D)
-2 - 1 -3 - 1
Eye Relief
16mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Pet
 Landscape
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Pet
Languages Support
 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 (OSD) Languages
 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
Depth
81mm 82mm
Width
147mm 141mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 850g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
EN-EL15 EN-EL15
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
1,240 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case
Wrist Strap Included
 Wrist strap included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Standards
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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