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Nikon Coolpix P610 Review

Any camera can have a respectable cut at shooting nearby or huge subjects in brilliant light. With its enormous long-range focal point, the P610 can likewise shoot little, far-off subjects in brilliant light, yet however, the little sensor implies it’s probably not going to find success in low light. The f/6.5 most extreme gap at the long finish of the zoom supports this. There’s very little light hitting the sensor, so the P610 has a challenging situation dealing with shots in everything except direct daylight.

Nikon Coolpix P610 Features

Nikon Coolpix P610 Review
Nikon Coolpix P610 Review

The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a 16.1 megapixel back-enlightened CMOS sensor and a 60x optical long-range focal point, which is a 35mm likeness 24-1440mm. There is optical picture adjustment to assist with diminishing haze and camera shake, the focal point has a base focusing distance of only 1cm for large-scale shots and the P600 can shoot full-resolution pictures at 7 fps for up to 7 shots.

The P610 has an auto mode which changes the settings naturally for the recognized scene, with the camera browsing 19 scenes. There is an auto HDR mode which consolidates two unique shots taken at various openings, the Easy Panorama mode shoots 360° and 180° displays by essentially panning the camera. There are new bird-watching and moon photography scene modes accessible.

The P610 has a 3.0-inch 921k speck vari-point LCD screen and a 0.2-inch 921k spot EVF. It likewise has implicit Wi-Fi and NFC permitting you to utilize a cell phone or tablet as a controller so you can alter and share your pictures. You can likewise utilize the implicit GPS to geotag pictures. Pictures can be altered by means of playback utilizing the repair menu where there are various impacts like delicate representation and photograph outline.

Recordings are kept in full 1080p HD with sound system sound and optical zoom accessible. You can likewise record quick or slow movement recordings.

Key Features:

  • 16.1 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor
  • 60x optical long-range focal point (35mm equiv: 24-1440mm)
  • Optical picture adjustment
  • 3.0 inch 921k dot vari-point LCD screen
  • Wi-Fi, NFC, and GPS
  • 0.2 inch 921k dot EVF
  • Full 1080p HD video recording
  • ISO 100-6400, Hi 1 (comparable to ISO 12800) accessible while utilizing High ISO monochrome
  • 1cm least focusing distance
  • 7 fps nonstop shooting
  • Auto HDR mode
  • Simple display
  • Available in red or dark


The Nikon Coolpix P610 closely resembles a little DSLR camera. It has a respectable estimated rubberized handgrip, with a rubberized fix on the back for your thumb and one more rubberized region on the opposite side of the camera – all of which help grasp.

On top of the camera is the mode dial which incorporates admittance to the PSAM modes as well as auto, scene, landscapes, impacts, night picture, and night scene. There is additionally a client settings mode so you can save your favored camera settings. Additionally on the top are the zoom rocker, screen discharge, on/off, and fn buttons. The capacity button can be set to change the ISO, white equilibrium, and drive mode, and the sky is the limit from there. 

On the camera is a button that delivers the spring up the streak, simply down from that point on the focal point is a switch that offers an elective method for changing the optical zoom, as well as a snap-back zoom button that zooms the focal point out so you can find your subject once more if you’ve lost it.

Buttons on the back incorporate display, film record, playback, menu, and erase. The camera additionally includes an eye sensor with the goal that it can naturally switch between the back screen and EVF. There is a dial to change shade speed and/or gap contingent upon which mode you are in. There is additionally a d-cushion which had a pivoting wheel for pushing through the menus. You can utilize the d-cushion to get exposure compensation, self-timer, macro mode, and flash.

The 3-inch screen can turn to many points, helping while shooting with the camera high up or wicked good specifically. It has a phenomenal 920k dot goal and is not difficult to see in brilliant daylight because of its enemy of intelligent covering. At the point when you crease the screen away, the EVF consequently actuates. The EVF is splendid and agreeable to utilize and has an expanded resolution of 921k.

Battery duration is appraised at 360 shots as indicated by CIPA test results, which is great for an extension camera. We made various efforts to test the camera’s responsiveness, from switching on to the first photograph, shot to shot, centering speed, and so on. We make various efforts and afterward utilize the normal to guarantee precise and predictable tests, making it simple to contrast and different cameras.

Build Quality

From the beginning, you could be excused for feeling that the P610 is a little DSLR as it has been planned with someone who partakes in that sort of shooting experience as a top priority. Albeit fundamentally lighter than the typical DSLR, it has a specific heave and mass which loan it a demeanour of value.

The P610 has a zoom switch around the shutter release however there’s another zoom switch on the focal point itself.

There’s a huge hold, which is covered with a rubberized surface, causing it to feel great and secure in the hand. There’s an indent on the grasp for your center finger, while your pointer rests on the shutter release button on the highest point of the camera.

You can utilize either the zoom change up the shade discharge button or one more switch on the focal point to change the central length. Only close to the last option switch is a button, if you hold it down will zoom out of the scene somewhat, conveniently permitting you to re-see as a wayward subject. When you let go of the button, the past zoom length will be restored.

Viewing Options

On the rear of the camera, you’ll observe the articulating screen and the viewfinder. Cheerfully, Nikon has decided to remember a sensor for the viewfinder that will distinguish when the camera has been lifted to the eye and along these lines turn it on, and the screen off.

This makes the change between utilizing the two significantly more regular and less disappointing than on past models where you needed to press a button each time you needed to switch between the two.

Viewfinder innovation has worked fundamentally in a couple of years, and the gadget found here on the P610 is sensible to utilize, offering an unmistakable perspective on the scene. Despite the fact that it’s not generally so huge as something you would find on a CSC, it’s truly a stage forward from the minuscule, low-resolution locators of old.

Key Controls

To rapidly switch between the different exposure modes the camera offers, there’s a dial on top of the camera. Supportively, Nikon has remembered a space for the dial for a gathering of custom settings, which is valuable if you’re many times shooting one specific kind of scene, like low light.

The Coolpix P610 offers a full arrangement of PASM exposure modes, yet it doesn’t offer raw documents.

As referenced before, the camera offers full manual control. To modify the gap, you utilize the looking-over dial on the rear of the camera, while a second dial simply over the thumb rest controls the shutter speed. If you’re utilizing opening need or screen need, you’ll simply have the option to utilize each of these dials in turn. To adjust openness pay, you’ll initially have to press the right route key and afterward utilize the looking over the dial to make changes.

Nikon has empowered the determination of a specific self-adjust point. From the principal menu, you should pick AF region mode > Manual. After this point, you press the OK button in the focal point of the navigational cushion and later utilize the directional keys to the point you need to utilize. You can likewise change the size of the AF point, browsing spot, ordinary and wide, which is helpful if you’re attempting to zero in on something fine.

The principal menu is somewhat direct and coordinated reasonably. It would have been great anyway to see a fast menu that would permit you to rapidly get to a portion of the key settings, like ISO, metering, and white equilibrium, without entering the menu by any means. On the plus side, there is a capacity menu that can be allocated to one of nine unique capacities, permitting you to rapidly change something significant, like ISO.

Another valuable control you won’t find on each camera is situated on the left-hand side of the focal point barrel, close by the auxiliary zoom rocker switch. If you’ve at any point involved a camera with a focal point as long as the Nikon Coolpix P610’s 60x optic, you’ll know that it is so natural to forget about a subject when zoomed in as far as possible. By pressing and keeping this ‘Snap-down’ button, the camera zooms out somewhat, permitting you to see a bigger field of view to assist with finding your subject once more. Release the button and the focal point naturally zooms back into its past central length.

Wi-Fi Availability

Connecting the camera to your phone or tablet by means of Wi-Fi is exceptionally simple. Press a committed Wi-Fi button and you will see the name of the camera’s network which you really want to connect with. Whenever you have joined the network from your telephone, send off Nikon’s free Wireless Mobile Utility application and from here you can remotely control the camera or move photographs across. Frustratingly nonetheless, you can’t change any settings on the P610 from the application, simply expand or withdraw the zoom.

Picture Quality

At the core of the Nikon Coolpix P610, is a 1/2.3″ sensor that is the very same size as you’ll find in most fundamental smaller cameras, the P610’s picture quality is amazingly high. Colors are dynamic without looking oversaturated, while detail is very much settled in near medium-distance subjects. Shoot something farther away like a scene and fine detail in grass or trees can look marginally smirched, yet this is an issue that is essentially unavoidable with a little sensor camera.

The P610’s focal point is additionally a fine entertainer. Contortion is non-existent all through the whole central length range, and however chromatic abnormality (purple bordering) is obvious on some high-contrast limits, it’s just typically apparent towards the sides of the casing and is seldom diverting. Focal point sharpness is likewise great, with very little drop-off in corner lucidity.

We do have not many grievances about the sensor’s dynamic reach by the same token. Joined with the by and large precise exposure metering, feature detail is seldom overexposed, yet the camera actually keeps a lot of shadow detail. Just at ISO800 does dynamic reach get really ugly, with shadows becoming murkier and a few features extinguishing.

In less contrasty conditions, the Nikon Coolpix P610 produces satisfying shots at higher sensor responsive qualities. ISO400 pictures show almost no grain and there’s amazing sharpness. ISO800 shots are just somewhat noisier and a piece gentler, and even ISO1600 results will face sensibly detailed examination. Nonetheless, at ISO3200 the P610 begins to battle, with dynamic reach currently seriously diminished. Grain and variety spotting commotion is very much controlled, yet just on account of forceful sound decrease handling that spreads a lot of fine detail. ISO6400 is best kept away from, and it typically can be thanks to the camera’s magnificent Vibration Reduction framework permitting shade speeds up to four stops slower than with the framework handicapped.

If the P610 could shoot crude pictures, this would tackle any issues with an overeager sound decrease. In any case, it’s not difficult to fail to remember that in any event, when ultrazoom span cameras can catch crude documents, their little, pixel-stuffed sensors will quite often create a great deal of grain and variety spotting at higher ISO settings. 

This commotion alone is sufficient to destroy most fine subtleties, to a point that the crude document might yield next to zero more detail than the same, pre-handled JPEG picture. Similarly, JPEG pressure can perceptibly confine the powerful reach that bigger sensors are able to do, yet the distinctions are less articulated while looking at pictures caught on the minuscule 1/2.3″ sensors utilized in most bridge cameras.


Be that as it may, this measure of mass further develops ergonomics. The huge rubberized hold sits well in the hand, and on the back, the liberally estimated thumb rest guarantees the camera stays secure while shooting one-gave. If you do have to utilize your left hand to keep things consistent when zoomed in, there’s likewise a helpful elastic-covered segment on the contrary side of the camera.

The Nikon Coolpix P610’s similitudes to its ancestor aren’t restricted. Remotely the two cameras are practically indistinguishable, aside from a couple of unobtrusive contrasts we’ll get to presently. Generally, the P610 is of the run-of-the-mill span camera aspects, estimating a stout 125.0 x 85.0 x 106.5mm and tipping the scales at 565g, prepared to shoot. That is around the size of a little DSLR outfitted with a pack focal point, so except if you have exceptionally enormous coat pockets, you will have to convey the P610 in a camera sack.


Back to the back thumb rest and we observe a button close by it that is new to the Nikon Coolpix P610. This right away enacts the interior Wi-Fi include, so you should simply interface with the camera’s area of interest from your smart device. If you have an NFC-empowered cell phone, the cycle is considerably simpler as the need might arise to tap it against the camera to make a connection. Then, you’re ready to move photographs from the P610 to share them or control the camera from a distance from your telephone or tablet. Simply download Nikon’s Wireless Mobile Utility application for Apple or Android to begin the good times.

The network goes on with the P610’s inherent GPS; an element missing from the old P600. This should be initiated through the camera’s primary menu, yet will then label every photograph you take with exact longitude, scope, and elevation organize. Transfer these shots to a web display webpage like Flickr and it’ll consequently peruse this area information and plot your picture areas on a world guide. 

The P610’s framework likewise includes Points of Interest, by which the closest fascination with your ongoing area will be shown on screen, but there’s no route that helps you track down it. Additionally worth recalling initiating GPS area recording will deplete the camera’s battery quicker, as the P610 continues to follow your area for as long as six hours after it’s been switched off. Additionally, anticipate that the framework should require a moment or so to track down a satellite connection, and you’ll presumably be outside in open space to keep a solid sign.


One more new component of the Nikon Coolpix P610 is its electronic viewfinder. While the P600 had one as well, the new model’s 921,000-dot resolution is a gigantic improvement over the P600’s unremarkable 201,000-dab gadget. Nikon has likewise added programmed eye location for the P610, so there could be at this point no need to physically switch between EVF and LCD, in spite of the fact that there is an exchanging button straightforwardly close by the EVF assuming you’d prefer to adhere to the former ways. Everything assists makes the EVF a really valuable option in contrast to the LCD with screening and in addition to a final hotel for use under splendid daylight.


Not unreasonably the 3″ 921,000-dot LCD is too pitiful itself. The screen’s variety of exactness and review points are astounding, and six splendor levels make it effectively apparent in many circumstances. It’s a pity there’s no programmed brilliance change, the screen actually needs contact awareness. It is a flip-out show, however, so you’ll experience no difficulty forming high or low-point shots, and it’ll pivot to confront advances, making it simple to snap a selfie. Nikon actually hasn’t endeavored to design the screen unit to sit flush with the remainder of the backboard, so it appears as though it’s been attached as an idea in retrospect.

Albeit the screen isn’t touchy, the Nikon Coolpix P610 is still simple to utilize thanks to Nikon’s attempted and tried menu plan that divides settings into five key gatherings got to by pressing the Menu button: Image; Video; GPS, Wi-Fi; and; different settings. How much controllable picture and video choices relies intensely upon which mode you’re in, with possibly picture size and quality settings movable while utilizing Auto mode.

Shooting Mode

The mode dial likewise incorporates the commonplace PASM settings. P – programmable auto – allows you to modify choices like ISO responsiveness and white balance, while the camera actually keeps up with command over shade speed and aperture. You’ll likewise have to change to the P setting to take advantage of the P610’s constant shooting method of 7fps for a 7-shot burst. The camera can shoot at up to 120fps for 60 shots, however just at VGA 640×480 resolution.

Programmable auto likewise uncovers choices for how much sound decreases handling that the camera applies to pictures, as well as the extension to change Nikon’s dynamic reach improving Active D-Lighting highlight. It’s unquestionably great to have this degree of control, but you can’t handicap all picture handling as the P610 won’t record raw files.

Aperture and shutter need modes to add really shooting control, yet don’t expect a similar degree of opening adaptability as a DSLR arrangement can give, as the P610’s focal point just has an all-out aperture range of f/3.3 to f/8.2. Changing to full manual mode permits full shooting control, with the principal order dial over the thumb rest changing shade speed, while the pivoting directional dial on the panel changes opening. If you hit upon an ideal shooting arrangement for a specific situation, this can be saved to the User Settings mode, got to from the U situation on the mode dial.

You likewise get committed mode dial positions for Landscape, Night Portrait modes, and Night Landscape in addition to a Scene setting containing all suitable scene modes, including programmed panorama catch. Simply press the Menu button while the mode dial is set to Scene to get to the access modes. At long last, there are the Effects setting on the mode dial, which contains eight different channel impacts to add inventiveness to your shots.

Close to the mode dial you’ll a button marked Fn. This customizable capacity button permits you to rapidly modify choices like the drive mode, ISO awareness, or metering mode without going by means of the fundamental menu. Tweaking which shooting choice the Function button controls of course is finished by looking down to the lower part of the menu it presently shows, where there’s a choice to choose an elective capacity.


Luckily with a lens with such a gigantic central length range (24-1440mm, in 35mm-camera terms), the focal point has two zooming speeds, so you can make inconspicuous compositional changes by bumping the zoom ring, or zoom in quickly by yanking the control. If this speed partition gets a piece fiddly, the zoom rocker on the focal point just zooms at a more slow speed. Or on the other hand, assuming that appears to be a digit futile, the switch can be reconstructed to physically concentrate the focal point all things being equal.

You can likewise control which central lengths the focal point zooms between. Naturally, you have limitless central length change while zooming, yet if you’d like to snap in a split second to a choice of key central lengths when you pivot the zoom ring, these can be set in the Zoom Memory part of the primary menu. The degree to which the focal point consequently zooms when you first enhance the camera can likewise be characterized, so if you’re out on a natural life shoot, you won’t have to physically zoom in to your subject each time you switch the camera now and again once more.

Hold this set to the default 24mm beginning up position and the P610 powers up and discharges a shot in a great 1.1 seconds. From that point on the self-adjust framework keeps up with this speed, focusing quickly in brilliant circumstances and possibly easing back partially when things get more obscure. In truly faint conditions where the AF help light is required, you might need to trust that the camera will concentrate, however, there’s seldom any disappointing focus hunting by which the camera makes rehashed endeavors to track down the focus.

Pros of Nikon Coolpix P610:

  • 60x optical zoom
  • Image Stabilization
  • Articulating screen
  • Long Battery Life
  • Selfie & Vlogger Friendly
  • High Shutter Speed
  • Inbuilt Wi-Fi

Cons of Nikon Coolpix P610:

  • No raw format shooting
  • No Environmental Sealing


Is Nikon Coolpix P610 a DSLR?

The Nikon Coolpix P610 feels like a DSLR camera. It has a good rubberized handgrip, with a rubberized fix on the back for your thumb.

When did Nikon Coolpix P610 come out?

The Nikon Coolpix P610 has been released in February 2015 and is a great camera that includes a 60x optical long-range focal point.

How much is Nikon Coolpix P610?

The Nikon Coolpix P610 costs approximately $343.

What battery does Nikon P610 use?

The COOLPIX P610 is controlled by an included EN-EL23 battery that charges very fast and conveys 360 shots for each charge.

Final Words

The Nikon Coolpix P610 is the update to the Nikon Coolpix P600, and little has changed between the two models, with the expansion of GPS, as well as NFC to make it more straightforward to associate the camera to your cell phone. The 60x optical long-range focal point is presently not the longest optical long-range focal point accessible in an ultra-zoom span camera, with the Nikon Coolpix P900 offering a colossal 83x optical long-range focal point. 

If you actually believe your camera should be compact, the Nikon Coolpix P610 is a beautiful and very much-planned camera with great handling and ergonomics.

Scarcely any cameras offer both Wi-Fi and GPS built-in, and the Nikon Coolpix P600 additionally offers great picture quality with great openness and variety. There are loads of different highlights, for example, the EVF with an eye-sensor, a vari-point LCD screen, and NFC, all making the P610 worth its sticker price. A few clients might be put off by the absence of RAW shooting, yet for the vast majority, this isn’t a component that ought to dissuade you from the camera.