Nikon D3500 vs Nikon D610
This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D3500 and Nikon D610. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
These cameras are both manufactured by Nikon.Nikon D3500 were released 2018 and Nikon D610 was released 2013. That is a 5 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D3500 has a "DX"-sensor while Nikon D610 has a "FX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **|
|Nikon D3500||75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
|Nikon D610||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Nikon D3500 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D610 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
6000 x 4000
6016 x 4016
Nikon D610 has a 1 % larger resolution than Nikon D3500. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
Nikon D3500 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D610. Nikon D3500 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Nikon D610 has 100 to 6400.
Autofocus and lens compatibility
There is a big difference between these two cameras. Nikon D610 has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D3500 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D3500 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3500
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D610
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D3500 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D610 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
In this case, both Nikon D3500 and Nikon D610 can shoot movies.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.
Nikon D610 weighs 850 gr (equal to 1,87 lb) which is 133% heavier than Nikon D3500 and its 365 gr (or 0,8 lb).
|Nikon D3500||365 gr
|Nikon D610||850 gr