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Introduction

Nowadays, the market is pretty huge with plenty of camera options to choose from, lots of companies and tons of bang-for-the-buck products. However, that doesn’t make it any easier to choose a camera that meets your requirements the most, it becomes more frustrating because oftentimes you change your decision when you see a better camera.

Thus, for this article, I decided to make a comparison review about two cameras of different levels, one of which comes at a way more expensive price than the other, nonetheless, we’re still about to see which has the most value, and which one outperforms the other in a specific aspect.

I’ve previously made a review about the D750, and I’ve used this camera a lot, which is why I’m going to deliver you the most accurate and precise information that I can, whereas for the D610, I haven’t really had the chance to use this camera much, but seeing that it’s one of the most highly-rated DSLRs in this price range, I found it logical to compare it with the Nikon D750.

DSLRs are known for their ability to deliver remarkable image quality, while indifference from mirrorless cameras, DSLR means a Digital-Single-Reflective-Lens camera which for more quality, the light goes directly into the optical viewfinder, but I guess you already knew that by now.

Okay, now, let’s start with the reviews and see what these cameras are truly capable of, while later on, at the end of this article, you’ll find comparison table where you’ll be able to see the most key features and specs of each camera and see which one has the upper-hand in which case.

Head To Head Comparison

Nikon D610

The Nikon D610 is rather a mid-range DSLR than an entry-level despite the popular belief that most reviewers state. It has some impressive specs which can be compared to some of the most high-end DSLRs out there, while apart from specs and performance, you’ll also find the design to be quite attractive and eye-catching, and it has an easy-to-use button layout which takes its cues from its predecessors, so that’s a good thing if you’ve used a Nikon camera before.

Since we mentioned the design, let’s start by pointing out the fact that this camera is pretty solid, it has a magnesium alloy body which is quite durable, and as an addition, the camera’s body is also weather-sealed, which means that you will be able to use it even in rain or snow.

What’s also appealing is the deeply sculpted handgrip which makes the camera pretty comfortable to hold, as for the buttons, they are very decent, well-space and well-though-out, while the chances of you accidentally pressing controls while taking shots are set to minimum, if not zero. Also, the textures on the sides add a flair of attraction to the overall appearance of the camera, while they also deliver a smooth feeling and a sense of security when you hold the camera in your hands.

Moving on, on the rear part of the camera you’ll see the 3.2-inch LCD screen with 921,000-dots, but it’s important to mention that in outdoor light, you won’t have the same preview with details, sharpness, and vibrancy that you’ll have indoors. Also, it is a fixed LCD screen that doesn’t tilt, and the camera lacks one of the most in-vogue features for many users, touchscreen capabilities. For the price, I think that the manufacturer could have done a better job since this has become a common feature even for entry-level cameras.

Okay, now let’s get more into the specifics and see what else is there to tell about this camera.

First, what’s really impressive is that the D610 has a 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, and did we mention that this is a full-frame camera? No, okay it’s a full-frame camera which means that you’ll have some impressive results in terms of image quality, while with a 100% viewfinder field coverage, you won’t be missing on any details around the corners of the frame.

Second, the Nikon D610 runs the EXPEED 3 image processor, which isn’t that groundbreaking but you will still have fast performance, while if you see these specs as a whole, you’ll get a continuous shooting speed of 6-frames per second.

Regarding the ISO performance, this particular camera has an ISO sensitivity that ranges from 100 to up to 6400, while it also has a boosted ISO range of up to 25,600. During my testing, I was able to get noise-free images even at extreme ISOs, so ISO performance is pretty great overall.

What comes next is the autofocus system, more specifically, the Nikon D610 has a 39-point AF system with 9 being cross-type, while the camera’s tracking abilities are great, it’s able to easily track and maintain focus even with fast-moving subjects.

However, this may not be the perfect camera for videographers, starting from the lack of a tilting touchscreen LCD to the lack of 4K recording. Hence, this camera can only record at Full HD 1080/30p, 25p or 24p, and at 720/60p, 50p or 30p HD video in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 formats.

Before we end, it’s also important to mention that the Nikon D610 doesn’t have a built-in Wi-Fi, which means you’ll have to use an optional wireless adapter for connecting with compatible smartphone devices or tablets. Furthermore, you can also do uncompressed video recording via HDMI, so there’s that.

Simply put, the Nikon D610 may not be a feature-rich camera, but in terms of specs and performance, it’s the most reliable and efficient DSLR camera that you can find in this price range, and due to its full-frame sensor, it delivers exceptional results for still photography, while for portrait photography, with the help of the autofocus system, you’ll also get an impressive quality.

Nikon D610 Sample Images:

Similar Comparison: Nikon D610 vs Canon 6D

Nikon D750

Since 2014, this camera has been and it’s still one of the most high-end DSLRs in the market. It has many positive reviews whether you see it on Amazon or other online stores, while it’s also a highly-rated camera that packs a plethora of premium features and a serious performance for professionals and photographers of other levels that want to upgrade their photography experience.

It has a very unique design that makes it stand out from most other DSLRs on the market, featuring a compact and lightweight body construction that makes you almost forget that you’re holding a DSLR in your hands. Well, in simple facts, this is pretty much as it is due to the carbon-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics that cover the front part of the camera, while in-difference from metal and magnesium material, this is known to be more light.

However, the handgrip remains mainly the same as the D610’s, it’s deeply sculpted and it offers a decent level of comfort, while you’ll find the buttons to be very balanced, well-thought-out with plenty of space in-between to prevent you from accidentally pressing something while shooting.

The LCD screen is not what you’d expect, it’s 3-inches with 1,229k-dots, which means it slightly better than the D610 in outdoor light, while it also has an advantage in design because it can tilt for shooting from different angles, but what’s disappointing is that it lacks touchscreen capabilities, and since this product is so highly-rated, it means that Nikon users and fans aren’t really bothered by the fact that this camera lacks a touch-enabled screen.

Performance-wise, this particular camera runs the EXPEED 4 image processor, which in comparison with the D610’s EXPEED 3, it’s a lot faster and it enhances the camera’s performance greatly, while it has the same 24.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor.

The camera is also a great low-light performer, with an ISO sensitivity that ranges from 100 to up to 12800, but you can also expand it to up to 51,200, which means you’ll have enhanced definition and noise-free results even at extreme ISOs. But what’s really odd is that even though the D750 comes at a more expensive price, it still has a 6.5-frames per second continuous shooting speed, which is slightly ahead of the 6fps rate of the D610.

Next, let’s talk about the autofocus system, shall we?

This is an area where the D750 outperforms D610, featuring a 51-point autofocus system with 15 being cross-type points. Remember the great results that you’d get with the D610, it’s the same with this camera but also more high-end that it was, as soon as the subject enters the frame, the camera is able to instantly lock and maintain focus, and even if the subject moves, you still won’t lose focus.

Same as the D610, this particular camera also lacks 4K recording, and it seems like Nikon wasn’t even trying to implement that, while you can only shoot full HD at 1080p, but what’s great is that the D750 has a dynamic range sensor that can be upgraded with the built-in HDR shooting, while you also get to choose from various creative effects for added elements to your footage, starting from the Selective Color, Color Sketch, Miniature Effect, and more in real-time to both still and HD videos.

Moreover, as you can see by now, the D750 is more feature-rich in many aspects, and to end this, let’s also point out this camera is Wi-Fi enabled, which means that you can instantly share or transfer your images with smartphones and tablets.

All and all, by what this camera delivers, you can already get the idea that this may not be the perfect camera for videographers due to the lack of 4K, but it’s the perfect camera for still photographers, portrait photographers due to the autofocus system, wildlife, sports, events, weddings, etc. It is the perfect all-rounder that delivers perfect value for money.

Nikon D750 Sample Images:

Similar Comparison: Canon 6D Mark II vs Nikon D750

Nikon D610 vs Nikon D750 Feature Comparison

Nikon D610 Nikon D750
Camera Type
Full-Frame DSLR
Full-Frame DSLR
Megapixels
24.3
24.3
ISO Range
100-6400(25,600)
100-12,800(51,200)
Flip-Out Screen
No
Yes
AF Points
39 AF Points
51 AF Points
Viewfinder
Yes
Yes
Touchscreen
No
No
Video Recording
Yes
Yes
Sensor Size
Full-Frame CMOS
Full-Frame CMOS

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Conclusion

When I think about it now, it was in fact pretty easy to compare these two cameras with one another, they do have some noticeable differences between them, and as we got the comparison table out of the way, I believe you have all the facts and arguments that you need for deciding which camera is best for you.

To make it easier, if you don’t really want to spend a lot of money on a camera, then the Nikon D610 would be the ideal choice, it’s a reliable camera with a decent performance and some impressive specs, starting from the 24.3-megapixel full-frame sensor to the 39-point autofocus system.

On the other hand, if you want a feature-rich full-frame DSLR that comes with high-end specs, a 51-point AF system that makes it perfect for portrait photography, wildlife, sports, action and so on, then the Nikon D750 would be your best pick. Even though it has a relatively high-price, I still think it’s worth every buck, and with its full-frame 24.3-megapixel sensor and the ISO of 51,200, you’ll be able to take some impressive landscape and still photos.

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