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Nikon D750 Review

Digital single-lens reflex cameras (DSLRs) like the Canon EOS 6D and the Nikon D610 have made full-frame photography more accessible to amateur and enthusiast photographers than it was in the past. Full-frame photography was formerly the exclusive domain of professional photographers. The Nikon D750, which is the company’s most recent full-frame camera, can be found in the Nikon line between the D610 and the D810, providing photography aficionados with even another option from which to pick.

At first glance, the D750 could appear to be too similar to the D610 to be an upgrade that is worth considering, especially considering that it seems to share the same sensor. In actual use, the D750’s tilting screen, better video functions, and upgraded image quality are all noteworthy additions, and the camera performs admirably in comparison to its competitors from both Nikon and Canon.

Nikon D750 Build Quality

Monocoque construction was employed for the Nikon D750, and the mix of magnesium alloy and carbon fiber gave the camera a very solid feel while preventing it from being overly heavy. This was accomplished by Nikon. 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 of time. It is comforting to learn that the camera has the same level of protection against the elements as the Nikon D810.

There is a Kevlar and carbon fiber composite shutter on the inside of the case that 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.

The D750 and the D610 are nearly identical twins when it comes to the controls and the overall design of the camera. There is a mode dial on the left side of the top plate, and it now has the word “Effects” added to it so that you may access the various Special Effects settings. This dial, like like the one on the D610, has a lock button that needs to be depressed before it may be turned (a lock that can be clicked on and off would be preferable and less fiddly to use, though).

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. When photographing subjects that are somewhat tiny and set against a background that is either highly contrasted or distracting, the new Group Area AF option, which is also available in the D810, can be of assistance.

When combined with a lens of sufficient quality, the autofocus system delivers outstanding results. For example, while utilizing a Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8, the lens is able to swiftly bring subjects into sharp focus and is also capable of following the subject as it moves across the frame when the proper setting is selected. The fact that it is sensitive to light all the way down to -3EV means that it is also effective in low-light environments, and despite this, it is able to instantly grasp onto subjects in the majority of scenarios.

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. When photographing subjects that are somewhat tiny and set against a background that is either highly contrasted or distracting, the new Group Area AF option, which is also available in the D810, can be of assistance.

When combined with a lens of sufficient quality, the autofocus system delivers outstanding results. For example, while utilizing a Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8, the lens is able to swiftly bring subjects into sharp focus and is also capable of following the subject as it moves across the frame when the proper setting is selected. The fact that it is sensitive to light all the way down to -3EV means that it is also effective in low-light environments, and despite this, it is able to instantly grasp onto subjects in the majority of scenarios.

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

Exposure metering is handled by a 91,000-pixel RGB sensor, which enables face detection metering even as the image is being constructed in the viewfinder. However, it is impossible to tell when a face has been recognized, which is somewhat inconvenient.

Although I have not yet found a metering system that is completely foolproof, the Matrix metering system that comes with the D750 is highly accurate. In the course of my testing, it was able to provide flawlessly exposed pictures despite the fact that I was photographing highly bright scenes, such as leaves with a yellow backlight. This does not mean that the exposure compensation wasn’t required on a few occasions; it was, but never when I wouldn’t expect it to be, and it wasn’t required on a few occasions when I thought it might be required. This does not mean that the exposure compensation wasn’t required on a few occasions; this does not mean that it was.

The fact that the 3.2-inch, 1,229,000-dot RGBW screen (the same as on the D810) is set on a tilting bracket is, of course, the most significant piece of information about the rear of the D750. This allows the screen to be tilted up to an angle of ninety degrees and down to an angle of seventy-five. It is not helpful for taking selfies, but it makes it easier and more comfortable to capture videos and stills in landscape format at high or low angles. The display is of high quality and reveals a great deal of granularity.

Nikon D750 Image Quality

The D750 is not going to be able to match the D810 for detail because it has a sensor with 24 million pixels and an anti-aliasing filter; nevertheless, it is going to be able to record a bit more than the D610. Since the release of the D610, there has been significant progress made in both sensor and processing technology, which has led to this outcome. It is important to keep in mind 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 extremely good 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 extremely 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.

Although there is a decrease in dynamic range and detail levels as the expansion sensitivity settings are adjusted, the results are still rather satisfactory. Even photographs shot at the highest possible sensitivity (ISO 51,200) are capable of producing satisfactory A3 prints.

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 Final Verdict

The Nikon D750 is an excellent full-frame DSLR camera. It has a Matrix metering system that is particularly capable of giving accurate exposure in a broad variety of different scenarios, and it creates photographs that have colors that are natural yet brilliant. Its autofocus mechanism is quick and efficient.

In this regard, the D750 is more than capable of competing with the D610, despite the fact that it is unable to match the industry-leading detail resolution of the D810. It records an impressively high level of razor-sharp information, and it does a good job of keeping noise under control, but not necessarily to the same degree as its primary competitors.

It is also encouraging to see that a tilting screen has been implemented on a full-frame camera. Although it is a shame that the screen does not completely articulate, this is a step in the right direction and it is implemented on a waterproof system.

Nikon D750 Pros & Cons

Good For
  • Outstanding full-frame sensor with 24 megapixels
  • the advanced 51-point autofocus system
  • The screen tilts at an angle Lightweight full-frame body
Need Improvements
  • No AF-On button
  • Slow AF in live view
  • Shutter speed limited to 1/4000 sec

REVIEW OVERVIEW
Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Features
Metering & focus accuracy
Image quality
Low light / high ISO performance
Viewfinder / screen rating
Performance
Movie / video mode
Connectivity
Value
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