The Nikon D750 is the company’s third full-frame DSLR release this year, and many of our readers may find it the most important. The D750 is a professional-grade camera with a resolution between 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 joint with the more costly of the two cameras, which is quite an impressive achievement considering the price difference.
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.
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.
This discussion 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 60 frames per second can be recorded during Full HD video recording.
Even while 6.5 frames per second is reasonable, 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. Furthermore, 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 inside the case has been put through 150,000 rounds of testing. It is not quite the same sound as the D810 but 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 capture high-quality images of a wide variety of topics and settings and 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, enabling face detection metering even when the image is composed in the viewfinder. However, it is rather inconvenient that you cannot see when a face has been detected by the camera, as this would be beneficial information.
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 type||Mid-size SLR|
|Body material||Magnesium alloy, carbon fiber|
|Max resolution||6016 x 4016|
|Other resolutions||FX: 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 h||3:2|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||25 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)|
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Color filter array||Primary Color Filter|
|ISO||Auto, 100-12800, expandable to 50-51200|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||50|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||51200|
|White balance presets||12|
|Custom white balance||Yes (6 slots)|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal, Basic|
|File format||JPEGRaw (NEF, lossless compressed, compressed 12 or 14-bit)|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive view.|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Number of focus points||51|
|Lens mount||Nikon F|
|Focal length multiplier||1×|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentaprism)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Exposure modes||ProgramShutter priorityAperture priorityManual|
|Scene modes||PortraitLandscapeChildSportsClose-upright PortraitNight LandscapeParty/IndoorBeach/SnowSunsetDusk/DawnPetCandlelightBlossomAutumn ColorsFood|
|Flash Range||12.00 m (at ISO 100)|
|External flash||Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)|
|Flash modes||Auto, Auto FP high-speed sync, auto w/redeye reduction, slow auto 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 speed||1/200 sec|
|Drive modes||Single-frame [S] mode continuous low-speed [CL]Continuous high-speed [CH]Quiet shutter releaseQuiet continuously-timerMirror lockup|
|Continuous drive||6.5 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs)|
|Metering modes||MultiCenter-weightedHighlight-weighted spot|
|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 Bracketing||Yes (2-9 exposures in 1, 2, or 3EV increments)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC (dual slots)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Remote control||Yes (Wired or wireless)|
|Environmentally sealed||Yes (Water and dust resistant)|
|Battery description||EN-EL15 lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||1230|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||750 g (1.65 lb / 26.46 oz)|
|Dimensions||141 x 113 x 78 mm (5.55 x 4.45 x 3.07″)|
Nikon D750 Verdict
It would appear that the D750 is equipped with the same sensor as the D610. However, 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.