Nikon D610 vs Nikon D3500

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D610 and Nikon D3500. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D610
Nikon D3500

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.

Nikon D610 were released 2013 and Nikon D3500 was released 2018. That is a 5 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D610 Nikon 2013
Nikon D3500 Nikon 2018

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D610 has a "FX"-sensor while Nikon D3500 has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Nikon D610 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Nikon D3500 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)

Resolution

Nikon D610 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D3500 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon D610 24 MP 24160256 6016 4016
Nikon D3500 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000

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, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

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.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D610 100-6400
Nikon D3500 100-25600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big diffence 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.

Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D610
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3500

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D610 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds and Nikon D3500 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D610 6
Nikon D3500 5

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Nikon D610 and Nikon D3500 can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the 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).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D610 850 gr 1,87 lb
Nikon D3500 365 gr 0,8 lb