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Nikon D750 Review

The Nikon D750 is the company’s third full-frame DSLR release this year, and many of our readers may find it to be the most important. The D750 is a professional-grade camera with a resolution that is between that of the D610, which is more reasonably priced, and the D810, designed for professionals.

On the other hand, the build quality, ergonomics, and feature set of the D750 have a lot more in common with the more costly of the two cameras, which is quite an impressive achievement considering the price difference between the two.

The D750 is capable of continuous shooting at a faster rate than the D810 (6.5 fps), has an “improved” version of the D810’s 51-point autofocus system (more on that later), a 91,000-pixel RGB metering sensor, a tiltable 3.2″ RGBW LCD screen (which is otherwise the same), and an OLED viewfinder display.

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The D750 possesses the same video standard as the D810, including the advancements Nikon has introduced with each next DSLR release. In addition, the D750 inherits the exact video specification as the D810.

For the sake of this discussion, this refers to powered aperture control, the newly added ‘Flat’ picture control mode, and the incorporation of zebra overexposure alerts (though no focus peaking yet). Auto ISO control is also available in manual exposure mode for video recording with the D750, and exposure correction is maintained.

The CMOS sensor of the D750 has a resolution of 24.3 million pixels, and an Expeed 4 processing engine powers it. In contrast to the 36-megapixel D810, the new camera possesses an anti-aliasing filter placed over the sensor.

The original sensitivity range of this sensor and CPU combination is ISO100-12,800, and it can be extended up to ISO50-51,200 by using the extension options. A maximum of 6.5 frames per second (fps) may be captured while shooting, and a maximum of 60 frames per second can be recorded during Full HD video recording.

Even while 6.5 frames per second is a reasonable rate, some sports photographers may have been expecting something a little bit greater, such as eight frames per second or even more; nevertheless, this would have required a somewhat more expensive camera.

Nikon D750 Build Quality

Monocoque construction was employed for the Nikon D750, and the mix of magnesium alloy and carbon fiber gave the camera an excellent feel while preventing it from being overly heavy. Nikon accomplished this.

The camera has the right amount of weight to give the impression that it is sturdy without being so hefty that it would be uncomfortable to hold for extended periods. It is comforting to learn that the camera has the same level of protection against the elements as the Nikon D810.

A Kevlar and carbon fiber composite shutter on the inside of the case has been put through 150,000 rounds of testing. It is not quite the same sound as the D810, but it is around the same loudness. The sound that is produced by the motions of the shutter and the mirror is slightly muffled. The D810 and the D750 are considerably less noticeable than the D800.

Nikon D750 Autofocus

An upgraded version of the Multi-CAM 3500 II autofocus (AF) module found in the D810 has been included in Nikon’s D750 digital SLR camera. This contains 51 AF points, 15 of which are the more sensitive cross-type and 11 of which function down to an aperture of f/8, making it very helpful for photographers who want to utilize an extender with their telephoto lenses.

The new Group Area AF option is available, much like it was with the D810, and it can aid when photographing very tiny subjects and set against a background that has a lot of contrast or is distracting.

Nikon D750 Performance

Photographic enthusiasts are a picky lot; they want to be able to capture high-quality images of a wide variety of topics and settings, and they have high expectations for the equipment they use. Overall, the D750 won’t disappoint these people, and that’s a promise. It is mighty and can create excellent, clear shots with natural color, correct exposure, great detail, and well-controlled noise in various settings and environments.

Exposure metering is handled by a 91,000-pixel RGB sensor, which enables face detection metering even when the image is being composed in the viewfinder. However, it is rather inconvenient that you are unable to see when a face has been detected by the camera, as this would be beneficial information to have.

Nikon D750 Image Quality

The D750 will not be able to match the D810 for detail because it has a sensor with 24 million pixels and an anti-aliasing filter; nevertheless, it will be able to record a bit more than the D610. Since the release of the D610, significant progress has been made in sensor and processing technology, leading to this outcome.

It is essential to remember that many people believe the D610 to be a hurried improvement of the D600, which was only produced because there was a problem with the shutter causing greasy material to be sprayed onto the sensor. This issue was fixed with the D610.

According to the results of our tests, the D750 has excellent noise management. Even when the noise reduction is off during the processing of raw files shot at an ISO of 6,400, there is only a trace amount of chroma noise that can be seen at 100 percent.

When you push the camera to its original limit of ISO 12,800, chroma noise, also known as colored speckling, becomes more evident at 100% on-screen. Despite this, the noise is still exceptionally well managed, and the degree of detail is excellent, particularly in shadowy places.

JPEGs that were recorded simultaneously do not have chroma noise, but they do have luminance noise, and photos that were examined more closely appeared to have a slightly softer appearance.

Nikon D750 Specs

Body typeMid-size SLR
Body materialMagnesium alloy, carbon fiber
Sensor
Max resolution6016 x 4016
Other resolutionsFX: 4512 x 3008, 3008 x 2008, 1.2x crop: 5008 x 3336, 3752 x 2504, DX: 3936 x 2624, 2944 x 1968, 1968 x 1312
Image ratio w:h3:2
Effective pixels24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors25 megapixels
Sensor sizeFull frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorExpeed 4
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayPrimary Color Filter
Image
ISOAuto, 100-12800, expandable to 50-51200
Boosted ISO (minimum)50
Boosted ISO (maximum)51200
White balance presets12
Custom white balanceYes (6 slots)
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal, Basic
File formatJPEGRaw (NEF, lossless compressed, compressed 12 or 14 bit)
Optics & Focus
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomNo
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points51
Lens mountNikon F
Focal length multiplier
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDTilting
Screen size3.2″
Screen dots1,229,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT-LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.7×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Exposure modesProgramShutter priorityAperture priorityManual
Scene modesPortraitLandscapeChildSportsClose-upNight PortraitNight LandscapeParty/IndoorBeach/SnowSunsetDusk/DawnPetCandlelightBlossomAutumn ColorsFood
Built-in flashYes
Flash range12.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flashYes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Flash modesAuto, Auto FP high-speed sync, auto w/redeye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync w/redeye reduction, fill flash, rear-curtain sync, rear-curtain w/slow sync, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, slow sync, off
Flash X sync speed1/200 sec
Drive modesSingle-frame [S] modeContinuous low-speed [CL]Continuous high-speed [CH]Quiet shutter releaseQuiet continuousSelf-timerMirror lockup
Continuous drive6.5 fps
Self-timerYes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedHighlight-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing(2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes (2-9 exposures in 1, 2, or 3EV increments)
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC (dual slots)
Connectivity
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portYes
WirelessBuilt-In
Remote controlYes (Wired or wireless)
Physical
Environmentally sealedYes (Water and dust resistant)
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionEN-EL15 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)1230
Weight (inc. batteries)750 g (1.65 lb / 26.46 oz)
Dimensions141 x 113 x 78 mm (5.55 x 4.45 x 3.07″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
GPSOptional
GPS notesGP-1/GP-1A

Nikon D750 Verdict

It would appear that the D750 is equipped with the same sensor as the D610 at first glance. In point of fact, it is a revamped sensor with improved image quality and an expanded ISO range. The D750 also has enhanced video functions, an integrated Wi-Fi module, and a screen that can be tilted. Although it is not inexpensive, you do get your money’s worth out of it.

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