Nikon D610

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Nikon D610

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Nikon D7100

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Nikon D7100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D610

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,980 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
94.0
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.70x
Sensor size
Large sensor
Full frame 35.9x24.0mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
205 lenses
Focus points
Many focus points
51
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D610

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Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO 2,980 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
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The D610 has excellent image quality 1.2 f-stops higher ISO than the D7100
Overall image quality Better image quality 94.0 vs 83.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 35.9x24.0mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.70x vs 0.61x
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Around 30% larger viewfinder
Color depth Better color depth 25.1 bits vs 24.2 bits
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Distinguishes 0.9 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 14.2 EV vs 13.7 EV
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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
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Advantages of the Nikon D7100

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 152 lenses
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More than 30% more lenses available
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 15 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Focus points More focus points 51 vs 39
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Size Smaller 136x107x76 mm vs 141x113x82 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.2"
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Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag 251 ms vs 260 ms
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Almost the same
Weight Lighter 765 g vs 850 g
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10% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $1,096.95 vs $1,896.95
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The best price we've seen is $800 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.2"
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              D610:14.2 EV
              D7100:13.7 EV
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              300 ms startup delay
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              D610:24.2 MP
              D7100:24 MP
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Built-in focus motor Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Autofocuses with more lenses
              Storage slots Multiple storage slots Help
              2
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              D610:260 ms
              D7100:251 ms
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,049 - $1,150 body only

              $200 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $668 - $1,257 body only

              $878 - $1,150 with 18-105mm lens

              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              True resolution Takes significantly lower resolution photos
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,899 body only

              $2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Nikon D800

              Nikon D800

              Pro DSLR

              $2,997 - $3,297 body only

              $3,797 - $4,087 with 24-85mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D810

              Nikon D810

              Pro DSLR

              $3,297 body only

              $4,997 with 35mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D600

              Nikon D600

              Pro DSLR

              $1,509 - $1,697 body only

              $2,098 with 24-85mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon D610 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D610.

              Nikon D7100 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D7100.

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