Record Screens & Menus


While shooting with the OVF, this screen can be turned on to show all of the camera's shooting information. This provides a little more information than the control panel, and is much easier to see in the field. 

A set of the more common shooting settings can also be found here. These settings do not have direct access via a button on the camera body, but can be easily and quickly accessed here.

Just like you would find on a compact point-n-shoot, the D610 features a set of scene modes for popular and complicated shooting situations. This helps people with less photography experience use this camera with ease. 

Program mode in Live View (shown above) takes care of aperture and shutter settings for you, but allow you to handle the rest of the camera settings. Live view also allows the camera to operate like a point-n-shoot in the aspects of using the LCD to compose your images. The camera also uses a contrast detection AF, which is a little slower. 

Manual mode gives you complete control over every aspect of the camera. 

Video recording is also possible on the D610 by flipping Live View into video recording mode. The video shooting options are incredible for this camera, making it a must have for those working with both still images and video.

Shooting Menu:
  • Reset Shooting Menu - Reset the shooting settings to the factory defaults
  • Storage Folder - Choose the folder that the camera will store your images in
  • File Naming - Set the parameters for the naming of your captured images
  • Role Played by card in Slot 2 - Overflow, Backup, RAW Slot 1 - JPEG Slot 2
  • Image Quality - NEF + JPEG (Fine, Normal, Basic), NEF, JPEG (Fine, Normal, Basic)
  • Image Size - Large 6016x4016, Medium 4512x3008, Small 3008x2008
  • Image Area - Auto DX crop (on or off), Choose (FX, DX)
  • JPEG Compression - Size Priority, Optimal Quality
  • NEF recording - Type (lossless, compressed), NEF bit depth (12-bit, 14-bit)
  • White Balance - Auto 1-2, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Choose Color Temp, Preset Manual
  • Set Picture Control - Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape
  • Manage Picture Control - Allows you to edit, save and delete the picture controls
  • Auto Distortion Control - On or Off
  • Color Space - sRGB, Adobe RGB
  • Active D-Lighting - Auto, Extra High, High, Normal, Low, Off
  • HDR (high dynamic range) - HDR Mode (Off, On series, On single photo), Exposure Differential (Auto, 1EV, 2EV, 3EV), Smoothing (High, Normal, Low)
  • Vignette control - High, Normal, Low, Off
  • Long Exposure NR - On or Off
  • High ISO NR - High, Normal, Low, Off
  • ISO Sensitivity Settings - ISO Sensitivity (Auto, Low (1, 0.7, 0.3), 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, Hi (0.3, 0.7, 1, 2) - Auto ISO Sensitivity Control (On or Off) - Maximum Sensitivity (set between ISO 200 and Hi 2) - Minimum Shutter Speed (Auto, 1/2000s - 1s)
  • Remote Control Mode - Delayed Remote, Quick Response Remote, Remote Mirror-Up
  • Multiple Exposure - On or Off, Number of shots, auto gain on or off
  • Interval Timer Shooting - Choose start time for interval shooting, number of images and time between images
  • Time Lapse Photography - Choose start time for interval shooting, number of images and time between images
  • Movie Settings - Frame Size/Rate (1920x1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280x720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p) - Movie Quality (High, Normal), Microphone (Off, Auto Sensitivity, Manual Sensitivity), Destination (Card Slot 1, Card Slot 2)

Custom Menu:

  • Autofocus
    • a1 AF-C priority selection - Choose from "release" or "focus"
    • a2 AF-S priority selection - Choose from "release" or "focus"
    • a3 Focus Tracking with lock-on - Chooses the response time for adjusting focus
    • a4 AF point illumination - Select how the focus points are illuminated
    • a5 Focus point wrap-around - wrap or no wrap-around
    • a6 Number of focus points - choose 11 or 39 focus points
    • a7 Built-in AF-assist illuminator - On or Off

  • Metering/Exposure
    • b1 ISO sensitivity step value - 1/3 or 1/2 step
    • b2 EV steps for exposure control - 1/3 or 1/2 step
    • b3 Easy exposure compensation - on(auto reset), on, off
    • b4 Center-weighted area - choose the area given most weight 
    • b5 Fine tune optimal exposure - customize optimal exposure for each metering method

  • Timers/AE Lock
    • c1 Shutter-Release Button AE-L - Controls whether the exposure locks when the shutter release is half-pressed, or only when the AE-L/AF-L button is depressed
    • c2 Standby Timer - No Limit, 30m, 10m, 5m, 1m, 30s, 10s, 6s, 4s
    • c3 Self-timer - Length of self-timer delay: 2, 5, 10, 20S; Number of shots: 1 - 9, and interval between shots: .5s, 1s, 2s, or 3s.
    • c4 Monitor off delay - select how long monitor displays before turning off automatically
    • c5 Remote on duration - 1, 5, 10 or 15 minutes

  • Shooting/Display
    • d1 Beep - High, Low or off; Pitch - High or Low
    • d2 Viewfinder Grid Display - Turns on grid lines in viewfinder
    • d3 ISO display and Adjustment - Choose whether ISO sensitivity is shown in the viewfinder frame-count display
    • d4 Screen Tips - on or off
    • d5 CL mode shooting speed - 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 fps.
    • d6 Max. continuous release - 1 - 100
    • d7 File No. Seq. - Sequential file numbering options (On, Off or Reset)
    • d8 Information Display - auto/manual
    • d9 LCD illumination - on or off
    • d10 Exposure Delay Mode - Delay shutter release by about 1 sec to minimize camera shake caused by mirror slap
    • d11 Flash Warning - on or off
    • d12 MB-D14 battery type - select type of battery being used so the battery life meter will be accurate(when using battery grip)
    • d13 Battery order - select which battery is used first

  • Bracketing/Flash
    • e1 Flash Sync speed - choose from 1/250 (auto fp) to 1/60 seconds
    • e2 Flash shutter speed - select from 1/60 to 30 seconds
    • e3 Flash Control for Built-in Flash - Controls built-in flash mode, TTL, Manual, Repeating flash, and Commander mode
    • e4 Expsure Comp. for Flash - Entire Frame, Background only
    • e5 Modeling Flash - on or off 
    • e6 Auto Bracketing set - Controls what settings are used in AE Bracketing mode: AE bracketing, WB bracketing, ADL bracketing
    • e7 Bracketing order - choose order for auto bracketing

  • Controls
    • f1 OK button(shooting mode) - select what the OK button does in shooting mode
    • f2 Assign Fn Button - Controls the function performed by the FN (function) button
    • f3 Assign the preview button - choose the function of the preview button
    • f4 Assign AE-L/AF-L Button - Choose the role of the AE-L/AF-L button; AE/AF Lock, AE lock only, AF lock only, AE lock (hold), AF-ON, FV lock
    • f5 Customize command dials - select role of the command dials
    • f6 Release button to use dial - selects whether or not you need to hold down a selected button to use the control dial to change the setting. 
    • f7 Slot empty release lock - choose whether the shutter can be released when no memory card is in camera.
    • f8 Reverse indicators - decide what side the positive and negative values are displayed for certain exposure values.
    • f9 Assign MB-D14 AE-L/AF-L button - choose what function the button will handle

  • Movie
    • g1 Assign Fn Button - Index Marking, View Photo Shooting Info, AE/AF Lock, AE Lock Only, AE Lock (Hold), AF Lock Only, AF-On, None
    • g2 Assign Preview Button - Index Marking, View Photo Shooting Info, AE/AF Lock, AE Lock Only, AE Lock (Hold), AF Lock Only, AF-On, None
    • g3 Assign AE-L/AF-L button - Index Marking, View Photo Shooting Info, AE/AF Lock, AE Lock Only, AE Lock (Hold), AF Lock Only, AF-On, None
    • g4 Assign Shutter Button - Take Photos, Record Movies

The set picture control menu features 6 presets for camera settings for popular types of shooting. All of the settings above are adjustable and can be saved, so you can set them to be exactly the way you would like. This makes it much easier and faster to adjust the camera for different shoots without having to change these settings individually.

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