DxOMark tests the Nikon D610, P7800 and Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6

Nikon D610

DxOMark released their test results for the Nikon D610 cameras. Here is their conclusion:

"Although we can’t comment on whether the D610 addresses the issue of dust and oil deposits found on the original model, the new camera has some improved features, including a new shutter mechanism, which sounds promising. Along with that, the D610 offers all the performance of the original D600. While the original is available discounted at $1699, saving around $300 on the body of the D610, the new model is still excellent value when compared to rival offerings."

Next is the D610 compared to the D6o0, Canon 6D and Sony a99 cameras:

Nikon D610 DxOMark test
Nikon D610 DxOMark test 3
Nikon D610 DxOMark test 2

Nikon Coolpix P7800

The Nikon Coolpix P7800 compact camera also got tested by DxOMark:

"The adoption of a EVF makes a lot of sense. One of the main issues of small sensor compacts like this was the usefulness of the optical viewfinder. Regardless of the make or model, the viewfinder was small and coverage was restricted to around 70-percent of the field of view. The new P7800 address that and has very good image performance for this type of sensor. But, it can’t compete the Sony RX100 II with its 1-inch type sensor for image quality. The downside for the Sony is that a larger sensor requires larger lenses, and the zoom range is limited as a result. Be that as it may, the P7800 is a step up from the P7700 and a compelling option for anyone that requires those specific capabilities."

Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 ED VR

Last are the test results for the Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 ED VR lens:

"We were very impressed by the previous iteration of this lens, but the new model is even more impressive overall. Nikon has not only increased sharpness levels, perhaps more importantly; uniformity has been improved throughout the zoom range and at all aperture settings.

While the lens has seen a jump in price up to $600, from $480, there has been a significant improvement in optical performance. That and inclusion of stabilization counter the price premium, making the new 18-140mm a promising addition to the range."


This entry was posted in Nikon D610, Nikon Lenses and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.
  • KT

    Well, that didn’t take long. Let’s see how long it’ll take for the Sony A7 and A7R results to show up.

    • peter marshall

      Yes, I think a lot of us are curious about these 2 news cameras from Sony… especially considering their size.

      • Stef

        How is the D610 worse than the D600 in low light?

        • rhlpetrus

          It’s not worse, DxO Mark figures have a margin of error of about 1/3 stop, so it’s a tie. Take another couple of samples and the results may be just the reverse. (Do photographers know what a difference from 2925 to 2980 in ISO values means?).

          • The difference is about 0.037 stop … it’s like having 151 vs 150 in RGB mode…. you just can’t see the difference.

        • Mike

          How is the FF a99 so bad in low light? Is that because the semi mirror is robbing light?

          • RMJ

            Yes, it’s due to the semi transparent mirror. It’s the same problem in all Sony’s SLTs. Every SLT that uses the same sensor as Nikon’s SLR, have lower ISO performance (about half the ISO number). Although, it may not be the only reason because Nikon may have tweaked the sensor/electronics a bit further (this can be seen when comparing Sony’s mirrorless or SLR against Nikon’s SLR). But the biggest difference is caused by the mirror.

        • MostInterestingManInTheWorld

          They both use the same sensor, so they both should perform the same.
          There’s something called normal variation. The small difference in ISO performance can be well attributed to that variation.

          • NoMeJodas

            Yeah normal variation. This is also what I’ve been told as my D600’s sensor was attracting dust like sh*t attracts the flies. Let’s just wait and see…

        • RMJ

          You could also ask why D610 is better in dynamics than D600… It’s the normal variation between two “randomly” chosen bodies/sensors.

        • What

          Maybe they smeared a layer of oil over over the whole sensor, so that any new spots couldnt be noticed…. That smear lowers light transmission, lol. =p

      • neonspark

        too bad sony’s lens lineup is a joke 😉

  • What

    I cant believe Nikons 28-300 VR is less sharp than Sigmas 50-500 OS, they are both 10x zooms, but, cmon, Nikon. Even the 18-300 DX is sharper. It used to be you didnt need to check scores before picking a lens brand, you could just know that Nikon would deliver. These days, Nikon primes tend to have more distortion than Sigmas primes and their regular zooms are increasingly less sharp. Itd be ok if prices were similar, but Nikon often charges double. Its not that the 18-140 VR is better than the 18-135… its that Nikon should have properly put VR in the 18-135 to begin with. Nikon camera bodies are great, but their lens manufacturing sometimes feels sketchier than it should.

    • D600 Owner

      28-300 and 50-500 are very different. the 28-300 deals with the distortion of 28mm, which is very different from a 300mm telephoto. 50mm has very little distortion, so it is going from mid range to telephoto, instead of wide angle to telephoto. 300-500 won’t make a huge deal in quality, but 500mm is very useful

  • Spy Black

    D600 is better…

  • Neopulse

    Don’t get why the ISO is less? I mean it’s barely a difference unless put under a microscope. Just surprised it didn’t stay the same at least :-/ Also how come the D610 didn’t get the EXPEED 4 finish while the D5300 did?

  • Back to top