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Nikon D500 vs D610 vs D750 Specs Comparison

Here is the quick specs comparison of Nikon D500, Nikon D610 and Nikon D750. You can take a look at the key differences between these three DSLR cameras.

Nikon D500 ($1,997 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama): The Nikon D500 incorporates the same powerful 153-point AF system as the D5, ensuring precise subject acquisition even during high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 10 fps. It supports 4K UHD movies, meeting the demands of multimedia professionals, while the new EXPEED 5 image-processing engine enables it to deliver high-quality images and movies and realizes a wide sensitivity range from ISO 100 to 51200, expandable to Hi 5 (ISO 1640000 equivalent). See also: Best Lenses for Nikon D500.

Nikon D610 ($1,497 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama): The Nikon D610 features a full-frame 24.3MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 image processor to produce high-resolution still imagery and full HD 1080p video with notable image detail and low-light sensitivity to an expandable ISO 25600, and it can provide a continuous shooting rate of 6 fps. Full HD 1080p video is supported up to 30 fps in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format and manual control over the ISO, shutter speed, and aperture is possible for optimized control over the look and feel of movies. See also: Best Lenses for Nikon D610.

Nikon D750 ($1,997 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama): The Nikon D750 is an FX-format camera well-suited to both still imaging and video recording. Featuring a 24.3MP CMOS sensor, along with the EXPEED 4 image processor, this camera is capable of producing high-resolution imagery with smooth color gradations, low noise, and sensitivity to an expandable ISO 51200, at a continuous shooting rate of up to 6.5 fps. In regard to video recording, full HD 1080p/60 is supported, along with the ability to record uncompressed video to an optional external recorder. See also: Best Lenses for Nikon D750.

Nikon D500 vs D610 vs D750 Specs Comparison

Nikon D500 Nikon D610 Nikon D750
Announced January 5, 2016 October 8, 2013 September 12, 2014
Build Quality – Monocoque structure

– Magnesium alloy for the top and rear

– Front is reinforced with lightweight carbon fiber.

– Magnesium alloy top and rear

– Polycarbonate front-plate

Magnesium alloy, Kevlar/carbon fiber–composite
Weather Sealing Yes (same as the D810 and D750) Yes Yes
Shutter Durability 200,000 actuations 150,000 actuations 150,000 actuations
Sensor 20.9 MP (effective)

APS-C (23.5×15.7mm)

DX Format CMOS~4.2 µm pixel size1.3x crop mode (2x crop relative to full frame)

No optical low pass filter


24.3 MP (effective)

Full Frame (35.9×24.0mm)

FX Format CMOS~5.97 µm pixel size

Has an optical low pass filter


24.3 MP (effective)

Full Frame (35.9×24.0mm)

FX Format CMOS~5.97 µm pixel size

Has optical low pass filter


ISO Sensitivity 100-51,200

Expanded: 50 – 1,640,000


Expanded: 50 – 25,600


Expanded: 50 – 51,200

Image Processor Expeed 5 Expeed 3 Expeed 4
AF Sensor Multi-CAM 20K

153 AF points

(99 cross-type and 15 sensors that support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross-type sensors and 9 f/8 sensors)

Detection range: -4 to +20 EV

Multi-CAM 4800

39 AF points (9 cross-type)f/8 supported by 7 sensorsDetection range: -1 to +19 EV- DX crop mode

Multi-CAM 3500 II

51 AF points(15 cross-type)f/8 supported by 11 sensorsDetection range: -3 to +19 EV- 1.2x crop mode

– DX crop mode

AF Fine Tune/

Micro adjustment

Yes Yes Yes
Light Metering


180K-pixels RGB 2016-pixel RGB sensor 91,000-pixel RGB sensor
LCD 3.2-inch


3-axis hinge tilting


170° wide-viewing angle

No touchscreen
170° wide-viewing angle
No touchscreen
170° wide-viewing angle
Viewfinder Optical (Pentaprism)

DX: 100% coverage

1.3x: 98% coverage

0.67x magnification (35mm equiv.)

Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II

Optical (Pentaprism)

100% coverage

0.7x magnification (35mm equiv.)

Optical (Pentaprism)

100% coverage

0.7x magnification (35mm equiv.)

Shutter Speed 30 – 1/8000 sec 30 – 1/4000 sec 30 – 1/4000 sec
Built-in Flash No Yes Yes
Flash X Sync Speed 1/250 sec 1/200 sec 1/200 sec
Continuous Shooting Speed 10 fps 6 fps 6.5 fps
Video Recording 4K 2160p 30/24fps

1080p 60/30/24fps

720p 60fps

1080p 30/24fps

720p 60/30 fps

1080p 60/30/24fps

720p 60

Mic Input Yes Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes Yes Yes
Clean HDMI Yes Yes Yes
Wireless Connectivity Wi-fi / NFC / Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) Optional with Wu-1b mobile adapter Only Wifi
Storage Dual card slots

(XQD and SD)

Dual card slots


Dual card slots


Built-in GPS No

GP-1A GPS unit (optional)


GP-1A GPS unit (optional)


GP-1A GPS unit (optional)

Built-in HDR Yes Yes Yes
Battery Life


1240 shots

*EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery

900 shots

*Lithium-Ion EN-EL15

1230 shots

*EN-EL15 lithium-ion

Dimensions 147 x 115 x 81 mm (5.79 x 4.53 x 3.19″) 141 x 113 x 82 mm (5.55 x 4.45 x 3.23″) 141 x 113 x 78 mm (5.55 x 4.45 x 3.07″)
Weight 860 g (1.90 lb / 30.34 oz) 850 g (1.87 lb / 29.98 oz) 750 g (1.65 lb / 26.46 oz)
Price $1,997 $1,497 $1,997

Although the Nikon D500 is a DX-format DSLR, it has pro-level features that gives photographers nimble handling, speed and extreme processing power in a compact and lightweight body: a maximum expandable ISO of 1,640,000, support 4K video record and fast shooting speed in 10 fps, a brand new metering sensor with more advanced Face Tracking, Scene recognition and has the most autofocus point AF system, (an automated system for applying AF fine tune).

So, which one do you like best?

Related posts:

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  3. Nikon D500 vs Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs Comparison
  4. Nikon D810 vs D610 vs D4S Specs Comparison
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