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Nikon D610 vs Sony A5100

The Nikon D610 and the Sony Alpha A5100 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in October 2013 and August 2014. The D610 is a DSLR, while the A5100 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The cameras are based on a full frame (D610) and an APS-C (A5100) sensor. The Nikon has a resolution of 24.2 megapixels, whereas the Sony provides 24 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Nikon D610
versus
Sony A5100
Nikon D610   Sony A5100
Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
Nikon F mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
24.2 MP, Full Frame Sensor 24 MP, APS-C Sensor
1080/30p Video 1080/60p Video
ISO 100-6,400 (50 - 25,600) ISO 100-25,600
Optical viewfinder No viewfinder, LCD framing
3.2 LCD, 921k dots 3.0 LCD, 922k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Tilting touchscreen
6 shutter flaps per second 6 shutter flaps per second
Weathersealed bodynot weather sealed
900 shots per battery charge400 shots per battery charge
141 x 113 x 82 mm, 850 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm, 283 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Nikon D610 and the Sony Alpha A5100? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Nikon D610 and the Sony A5100 is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The A5100 can be obtained in two different colors (black, white), while the D610 is only available in black.

Size Nikon D610 vs Sony A5100
Compare D610 versus A5100 top
Comparison D610 or A5100 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony A5100 is considerably smaller (57 percent) than the Nikon D610. Moreover, the A5100 is substantially lighter (67 percent) than the D610. It is worth mentioning in this context that the D610 is splash and dust resistant, while the A5100 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. A larger imaging sensor will tend to go along with bigger and heavier lenses, although exceptions exist. You can compare the optics available for the two cameras in the Nikon Lens Catalog (D610) and the Sony E-Mount Lens Catalog (A5100). Mirrorless cameras, such as the A5100, have moreover the advantage that they can use many lenses from other systems via adapters, as they have a relatively short flange to focal plane distance.

Concerning battery life, the D610 gets 900 shots out of its EN-EL15 battery, while the A5100 can take 400 images on a single charge of its NP-FW50 power pack. The power pack in the A5100 can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. If you would like to visualize and compare a different camera combination, you can navigate to the CAM-parator app and make your selection from a broad list of cameras there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon D610 141 mm 113 mm 82 mm 850 g 900 Y Oct 2013 1,999 i
2.
 
Sony A5100 110 mm 63 mm 36 mm 283 g 400 n Aug 2014 549 i
3.
 
Canon 6D 145 mm 111 mm 71 mm 770 g 1090 Y Sep 2012 2,099 i
4.
 
Nikon D780 144 mm 116 mm 76 mm 840 g 2260 Y Jan 2020 2,299 i
5.
 
Nikon D500 147 mm 115 mm 81 mm 860 g 1240 Y Jan 2016 1,999 i
6.
 
Nikon D750 141 mm 113 mm 78 mm 750 g 1230 Y Sep 2014 2,299 i
7.
 
Nikon D810 146 mm 123 mm 82 mm 980 g 1200 Y Jun 2014 3,299 i
8.
 
Nikon D7100 136 mm 107 mm 76 mm 765 g 950 Y Feb 2013 1,199 i
9.
 
Nikon Df 144 mm 110 mm 67 mm 760 g 1400 Y Nov 2013 2,749 i
10.
 
Nikon D600 141 mm 113 mm 82 mm 850 g 900 Y Sep 2012 2,099 i
11.
 
Nikon D800 146 mm 123 mm 82 mm 1000 g 900 Y Feb 2012 2,999 i
12.
 
Nikon D800E 146 mm 123 mm 82 mm 1000 g 900 Y Feb 2012 3,299 i
13.
 
Sony RX100 IV 102 mm 58 mm 41 mm 298 g 280 n Jun 2015 999 i
14.
 
Sony A5000 110 mm 63 mm 36 mm 269 g 420 n Jan 2014 449 i
15.
 
Sony A6000 120 mm 67 mm 45 mm 344 g 360 n Feb 2014 599 i
16.
 
Sony NEX-3N 110 mm 62 mm 35 mm 269 g 480 n Feb 2013 499 i
17.
 
Sony RX100 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 240 g 330 n Jun 2012 649 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The A5100 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 73 percent) than the D610, which puts it into a different market segment. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

Sensor comparison

The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Nikon D610 features a full frame sensor and the Sony A5100 an APS-C sensor. The sensor area in the A5100 is 57 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.0 and 1.5. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

In terms of underlying technology, both cameras are build around CMOS sensors.

Nikon D610 and Sony A5100 sensor measures

With 24.2MP, the D610 offers a slightly higher resolution than the A5100 (24MP), but the D610 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 5.97μm versus 3.91μm for the A5100) due to its larger sensor. However, the A5100 is a somewhat more recent model (by 10 months) than the D610, and its sensor might have benefitted from technological advances during this time that enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels.

The A5100 has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Nikon D610 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 6400, which can be extended to ISO 50-25600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony Alpha A5100 are ISO 100 to ISO 25600 (no boost).

D610 versus A5100 MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. Of the two cameras under review, the D610 provides substantially higher image quality than the A5100, with an overall score that is 14 points higher. This advantage is based on 1.3 bits higher color depth, 1.7 EV in additional dynamic range, and 1.1 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of comparators.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Nikon D610 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40161080/30p25.114.42925 94
2.
 
Sony A5100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.812.71347 80
3.
 
Canon 6D Full Frame 20.0 5472 36481080/30p23.812.12340 82
4.
 
Nikon D780 Full Frame 24.3 6048 40244K/30p...... ..
5.
 
Nikon D500 APS-C 20.7 5568 37124K/30p24.014.01324 83
6.
 
Nikon D750 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40161080/60p24.814.52956 93
7.
 
Nikon D810 Full Frame 36.2 7360 49121080/60p25.714.82853 97
8.
 
Nikon D7100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.213.71256 83
9.
 
Nikon Df Full Frame 16.2 4928 3280none24.613.13279 89
10.
 
Nikon D600 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40161080/30p25.114.22980 94
11.
 
Nikon D800 Full Frame 36.2 7360 49121080/30p25.314.42853 95
12.
 
Nikon D800E Full Frame 36.2 7360 49121080/30p25.614.32979 96
13.
 
Sony RX100 IV 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.812.6591 70
14.
 
Sony A5000 APS-C 19.8 5456 36321080/60i23.813.01089 79
15.
 
Sony A6000 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.113.11347 82
16.
 
Sony NEX-3N APS-C 16.0 4912 32641080/60i22.812.51067 74
17.
 
Sony RX100 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p22.612.4390 66

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. Both cameras under consideration are equipped with sensors that have a sufficiently high read-out speed for moving images, but the A5100 provides a faster frame rate than the D610. It can shoot movie footage at 1080/60p, while the Nikon is limited to 1080/30p.

Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the D610 has an optical viewfinder, which can be very useful when shooting in bright sunlight. In contrast, the A5100 relies on live view and the rear LCD for framing. The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Nikon D610 and Sony A5100 in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Nikon D610optical Y 3.2 921 fixed n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
2.
 
Sony A5100none n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
3.
 
Canon 6Doptical Y 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 4.5 n n
4.
 
Nikon D780optical Y 3.2 2359 tilting Y 1/8000s 12.0 n n
5.
 
Nikon D500optical Y 3.2 2359 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n n
6.
 
Nikon D750optical Y 3.2 1229 tilting n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
7.
 
Nikon D810optical Y 3.2 1229 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0 Y n
8.
 
Nikon D7100optical Y 3.2 1229 fixed n 1/8000s 6.0 Y n
9.
 
Nikon Dfoptical Y 3.2 921 fixed n 1/4000s 5.5 n n
10.
 
Nikon D600optical Y 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 5.5 Y n
11.
 
Nikon D800optical Y 3.2 921 fixed n 1/8000s 4.0 Y n
12.
 
Nikon D800Eoptical Y 3.2 921 fixed n 1/8000s 4.0 Y n
13.
 
Sony RX100 IV2359 n 3.0 1228 tilting n 1/2000s 16.0 Y Y
14.
 
Sony A5000none n 3.0 461 tilting n 1/4000s 3.5 Y n
15.
 
Sony A60001440 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
16.
 
Sony NEX-3Noptional n 3.0 460 tilting n 1/4000s 4.0 Y n
17.
 
Sony RX100none n 3.0 1229 fixed n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y

One feature that is present on the D610, but is missing on the A5100 is a top-level LCD. While being, of course, smaller than the rear screen, the control panel conveys some of the essential shooting information and can be convenient for quick and easy settings verification.

The A5100 has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies. In contrast, the D610 does not have a selfie-screen.

The Nikon D610 has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The D610 writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the A5100 uses SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. The D610 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the A5100 only has one slot. Both cameras can use UHS-I cards, which provide for Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s.

Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Nikon D610 and Sony Alpha A5100 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Nikon D610YmonomonoYYmini2.0---
2.
 
Sony A5100-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
3.
 
Canon 6DYmonomonoY-mini2.0Y--
4.
 
Nikon D780YstereomonoYYmini3.1Y-Y
5.
 
Nikon D500YstereomonoYYmini3.0YYY
6.
 
Nikon D750YstereomonoYYmini2.0Y--
7.
 
Nikon D810YstereomonoYYmini3.0Y--
8.
 
Nikon D7100YstereomonoYYmini2.0---
9.
 
Nikon DfY----mini2.0---
10.
 
Nikon D600YmonomonoYYmini2.0---
11.
 
Nikon D800YmonomonoYYmini3.0---
12.
 
Nikon D800EYmonomonoYYmini3.0---
13.
 
Sony RX100 IV-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
14.
 
Sony A5000-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
15.
 
Sony A6000Ystereomono--micro2.0YY-
16.
 
Sony NEX-3N-stereomono--micro2.0---
17.
 
Sony RX100-stereomono--micro2.0---

It is notable that the D610 has a hotshoe, while the A5100 does not. This socket makes it possible to easily attach optional accessories, such as an external flash gun.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Nikon D610 (unlike the A5100) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

Both the D610 and the A5100 are recent models that are part of the current product line-up. The D610 replaced the earlier Nikon D600, while the A5100 followed on from the Sony A5000. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Nikon and Sony websites.

Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Which of the two cameras – the Nikon D610 or the Sony A5100 – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.

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Reasons to prefer the Nikon D610:

  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (14 points) in the DXO overall assessment.
  • Richer colors: Generates images with noticeably better colors (1.3 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a larger spectrum of light and dark details (1.7 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Requires less light for good images (1.1 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • Easier framing: Has an optical viewfinder for image composition and settings control.
  • Easier setting verification: Features an LCD display on top to control shooting parameters.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (900 versus 400) on a single battery charge.
  • Better sealing: Is weather sealed to enable shooting in dusty or wet environments.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been on the market for longer (launched in October 2013).

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Advantages of the Sony Alpha A5100:

  • Better video: Provides higher movie framerates (1080/60p versus 1080/30p).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • More flexible LCD: Has a tilting screen for odd-angle shots in landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Has a touchscreen to facilitate handling and shooting adjustments.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • More compact: Is smaller (110x63mm vs 141x113mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 567g or 67 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • More legacy lens friendly: Can use many non-native lenses via adapters.
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (73 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More modern: Was introduced somewhat (10 months) more recently.

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the D610 emerges as the winner of the contest (16 : 13 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

D610 16:13 A5100

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon D610 and the Sony A5100 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best DSLR Camera and Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the D610 and the A5100 in practical situations. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is why expert reviews are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon D6104/5+ +87/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2013 1,999 i
2.
 
Sony A51004.5/5+..4.5/55/5 Aug 2014 549 i
3.
 
Canon 6D5/5+ +83/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 2,099 i
4.
 
Nikon D7805/5..87/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2020 2,299 i
5.
 
Nikon D5005/5+ +91/1004.5/55/5 Jan 2016 1,999 i
6.
 
Nikon D7505/5+ +90/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2014 2,299 i
7.
 
Nikon D8105/5..86/1005/54.5/5 Jun 2014 3,299 i
8.
 
Nikon D71005/5+ +85/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2013 1,199 i
9.
 
Nikon Df4/5..81/1004/54/5 Nov 2013 2,749 i
10.
 
Nikon D6004/5+ +87/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2012 2,099 i
11.
 
Nikon D8005/5+ +82/1005/55/5 Feb 2012 2,999 i
12.
 
Nikon D800E....84/1005/55/5 Feb 2012 3,299 i
13.
 
Sony RX100 IV4.5/5+ +85/1004/54.5/5 Jun 2015 999 i
14.
 
Sony A50003/5+..4.5/54.5/5 Jan 2014 449 i
15.
 
Sony A60005/5+80/1004.5/55/5 Feb 2014 599 i
16.
 
Sony NEX-3N3/5....4.5/54.5/5 Feb 2013 499 i
17.
 
Sony RX1005/5+ +78/1004/55/5 Jun 2012 649 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

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Other camera comparisons

Did this review help to inform your camera decision process? In case you are interested in seeing how other cameras pair up, just make your choice using the following search menu. As an alternative, you can also directly jump to any one of the listed comparisons that were previously generated by the CAM-parator tool.

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    Specifications: Nikon D610 vs Sony A5100

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Nikon D610 Sony A5100
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Nikon F mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
    Launch Date October 2013 August 2014
    Launch Price USD 1,999 USD 549
    Sensor Specs Nikon D610 Sony A5100
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Full Frame Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 35.9 x 24.0 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 861.6 mm2 366.6 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 43.2 mm 28.2 mm
    Crop Factor 1.0x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 24.2 Megapixels 24 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6016 x 4016 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 5.97 μm 3.91 μm
    Pixel Density 2.80 MP/cm2 6.55 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/30p Video 1080/60p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 6,400 ISO 100 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost 50 - 25,600 ISO no Enhancement
    Image Processor EXPEED 3 BIONZ X
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 94 80
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 25.1 23.8
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 14.4 12.7
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 2925 1347
    Screen Specs Nikon D610 Sony A5100
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder no viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.70x
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.2inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 921k dots 922k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input no Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Nikon D610 Sony A5100
    Focus System Phase-detect AF On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 6 shutter flaps/s 6 shutter flaps/s
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inno Intervalometer
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards MS or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Nikon D610 Sony A5100
    External Flash Hotshoe no Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket no PC Sync
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port no MIC socket
    Headphone Socket Headphone port no Headphone port
    Wifi Support no Wifi Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication no NFC NFC built-in
    Body Specs Nikon D610 Sony A5100
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodynot weather sealed
    Battery Type EN-EL15 NP-FW50
    Battery Life (CIPA)900 shots per charge400 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 141 x 113 x 82 mm
    (5.6 x 4.4 x 3.2 in)
    110 x 63 x 36 mm
    (4.3 x 2.5 x 1.4 in)
    Camera Weight 850 g (30.0 oz) 283 g (10.0 oz)

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