Coolpix P610

Coolpix P610

Nikon Coolpix P610 Review

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Review posted 06/19/2015

Quick Take
Pros
  • Program and Auto modes deliver excellent image quality
  • Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record
  • 60x optical zoom lens is ready for any shooting situation you will find yourself in
  • Built-in WiFi adds the ability to copy and share images anywhere
  • WiFi also acts as a remote with your connected device
  • Good overall image quality 
  • Nice, Bright 3.0-inch, 921k-dot Vari-Angle LCD
  • Great shooting performance
  • Excellent Battery Life
  • HDMI output to view images and HD videos on any HDTV
  • Competitively priced
Cons
  • Noise levels found at ISO 800 and above degrade overall image quality
  • No Included external battery charger
  • VR helps but is not enough to shoot handheld at full zoom consistently
  • No audio input for external audio source
  • Pop-up flash unit is useful only when the subject is close to the camera
Bottom Line
The Nikon CoolPix P610 is a compact digicam with a huge 60x optical zoom lens that allows you to be ready for any situation. Excellent performance and good overall image quality makes this camera a must see for travel or anyone looking for an affordable camera for any situation. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
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The Coolpix P610 is one of Nikon's latest super-zoom offerings, sporting a 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor capable of recording Full HD video, and a 60x optical zoom lens that covers an equivalent zoom range of  24 - 1440mm; extendable to 120x with digital zoom. Nikon includes a 5-stop Dual Detect Optical VR (vibration reduction) Image Stabilization system to compensate for movement when using the extended zoom range.

This camera also includes a 3.0" Vari-angle Display, 7 frames-per-second continuous shooting, numerous filter effects and control settings, and Wi-Fi / NFC technologies for transferring files to compatible smartphones via Nikon Snapbridge. The built-in GPS with "Points of Interest" allows for geo-tagging.

Nikon Coolpix P610 Features:
  • 16MP CMOS image sensor
  • 60x optical zoom lens
  • 120x Dynamic Fine Zoom
  • High Performance AF (Autofocus)
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • 3.0" Vari-angle LCD (920K dot)
  • Electronic Viewfinder (920K dot)
  • 5-stop Dual Detect Optical VR Image Stabilization
  • 7fps Continuous Shooting
  • Filter Effects
  • Special Effects
  • Picture Controls
  • Macro Mode
  • Built-in GPS with POI (Points of Interest)
  • Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • Nikon Snapbridge

The Nikon Coolpix P610 is available in black or red with a MSPR of  $499.95. See our best price box at the top right of this page to see the most current online pricing.


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