The Nikon D610 uses Secure Digital (SD) memory cards to store photos and video. The D610 has two card slots. You can put SD, SDHC, SDXC type cards. The D610 supports high speed UHS-1 (also written as UHS-I) transfer protocol for maximum throughput. For best performance, choose a UHS-I card.
Standard SD cards have a Class rating. Higher Class numbers support faster read and write speeds. You should use at least a minimum of Class 6 (6 MB/second) for recording video with the D610; Class 10 (10 MB/second or faster) is highly recommended for faster writing of images. There is no SD Class beyond Class 10, although cards can actually be much faster. Instead you should look for the UHS-I designation, as well as specified write speed. UHS-I cards can perform up to 99 MB/second and will allow you to download files from your camera or SD card much faster (with compatible card reader). Note: for transferring images the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port on the camera is limited to 35MB/second speed, if you want to download pictures faster use an external USB 3.0 Card Reader.
UHS-I cards have a new UHS Speed Class, designated by a number inside the letter U. These are guaranteed continuous write speeds intended for video recording. UHS Speed Class 1 supports 10MB/s write speed. More recently a new UHS Speed Class 3 was introduced that supports 30MB/s. Although the D610 does not require this high speed for video, the faster cards will write images faster for better continuous shooting performance.
Nikon has tested many SD cards with the D610 and approved several for the D610. Using other SD cards than specified may work, but these have not been tested. For maximum compatibility, choose one of the following cards.
Nikon D610 Recommended SD cards:
- SanDisk Extreme Pro 95 MB/s (95 MB/s read speed, ~45 MB/s write speed in D600)
- SanDisk Extreme 45 MB/s (45 MB/s read, 33 MB/s write speed in D600)
- Lexar Professional 600x (90 MB/s read speed, 32MB/s write speed in D600)
Nikon D600 SD card write speeds quoted with permission from Camera Memory Speed.
|SanDisk||2 GB||4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB||64 GB|
|Toshiba||2 GB||4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB||64 GB|
|Panasonic||2 GB||4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB,
16 GB, 24 GB, 32 GB
|Lexar Media Full HD Video||4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB|
|Lexar Media Platinum II & Professional||2 GB||4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB||64 GB|
|Lexar Media Full-HD Video||4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB|
The Nikon D610 is compatible with Eye-Fi Wiresless SD cards. There information display will show an icon when an Eye-Fi card has been put into an SD card slot. The icon shows the status of the Eye-Fi card. To enable the card, press the Menu button and choose Setup. You can then select the upload option. Before you use the Eye-Fi card, visit the Eye-Fi website to download the latest card firmware version.
The Nikon D610 supports the following Eye-Fi cards: