Nikon D750

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Review of the Nikon D750

For many photography enthusiasts and professionals alike, the Nikon D750 could be the right choice. Sitting between the D610 which is at a lower price point, and the D810 which is Nikon’s pro-grade model, the D750 offers a full-frame sensor at 24 megapixels.

Overview

Ease of Use:

Nikon has made the D750 very similar to the D610 except with two buttons on the back of the camera switched in position. For example, they have switched the Live View and Info buttons, making Live View easier to access while shooting.

Lightweight, top-grade design much like the previous two models mentioned, yet with an improved sensor. This camera is an excellent choice for both photographers and videographers who want to upgrade to get a better image quality without a huge file size.

Product Features:

  • 24MP Full-frame CMOS sensor (with AA filter)
  • Flip-up/down 3.2," 1,229k-dot RGBW LCD screen
  • 6.5 fps continuous shooting
  • Improved 51-point Multi-CAM 3500FX II AF system (sensitive to -3EV)
  • 91,000-pixel RGB metering sensor with face detection and spot-metering linked to AF point
  • Highlight-weighted metering
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Highlight-weighted metering
  • 1080/60p video recording
  • Powered aperture for control during live view/video
  • Group Area AF mode
  • Simultaneous internal recording and HDMI output

In-Depth Analysis

If you’re looking for a lightweight and focus champ of a camera, the Nikon D750 is your best bet. While Nikon aimed this model at professional photographers, many enthusiasts also reach for the D750 because of the familiar layout to the D610 and the D7200.

The camera shoots fast and without any worry of losing quality. The camera’s impressive and improved 51 point AF system allows your images to be tack sharp, even in low light.

Speaking of low light, the camera’s ISO captures photos beautifully even in extreme low light settings without introducing noise. With the ISO range being 100-12,800 with extension settings taking the settings to an amazing ISO 50-51,200.

Nikon has also added a fast shooting feature to the D750, allowing you to photograph your subjects at 6.5fps. Videographers can enjoy recording full HD video at 60fps. At this price point, the D750’s 6.5fps still hold up against more expensive camera models.

Nikon has also added the Special Effects mode to the D750 dial. This gives you access to fun modes, including  Night Vision, Color Sketch, Miniature Effect, Selective Color, Silhouette, High Key and Low Key. You can use all these modes for both still photography and video.

An impressive feature of the D750 is the built-in WiFi that allows you to use the Nikon app as a remote shutter. Although you can’t change your exposure settings via the app, you can choose your focus and shoot remotely. This comes in handy when using a tripod.

It can also help you see your image larger if you use the Nikon app on an iPad, or larger viewing screen. 

On first glance it wouldn’t like the D750 could take a beating, Nikon packed this camera with all the pro-grade features that their past pro-consumer cameras had. In producing the D750, Nikon focused on getting a superb full-frame camera into everyone’s hands, not just the pros. Starting with the metal alloy frame across the back of the camera and its carbon fiber across the front, the Nikon D750’s tough composition holds up in challenging conditions. 

It’s lightweight, smaller, has a deeper handgrip, but shoots impressively at 24 megapixels and with image quality that compares with the D810.

The Sony designed sensor means that the D750 produces high-resolution images with very little noise and an exceptional amount of dynamic range.

Nikon also features the D750 as the “HD-SLR”.  This means that the camera has a full range of controls for video recording and high-quality output features. The D750 can record at 1080/60p and 24p (and anywhere in between). It also allows for Auto ISO enabling you to keep your aperture and shutter speed where you want.

Who should shoot with the Nikon D750?

Nikon made it clear during the announcement of the D750 that it would have professional-grade functions and the D750 has more than lived up to those expectations.

While the body is mostly for consumer enthusiasts, this camera is loved by many professional wedding photographers because it is lighter than Nikon’s professional-grade cameras like the D810. After you lug a camera around all day at a wedding, you’ll appreciate this!

As mentioned earlier, Nikon has moved certain menus and buttons from where you might expect to find on the D750. If you’re used to shooting with more of a pro-grade camera, you might need a little adjusting to the D750. You just need to know which camera you’re shooting with at the moment.

The D750 handles much like its consumer-grade counterparts, the D610 and D7100, yet it has more depth to its controls and options. 

Common Complaints

  • Limited buffer capacity affects continuous shooting.
  • Narrow focus point layout compared to the D810
  • Max Shutter speed of 1/4000
  • Slow AF in live view
  • Smartphone application doesn’t offer exposure control

Common Accolades

  • Excellent photo quality
  • Improved and impressive AF system with subject/face recognition and tracking
  • Reliability focuses down to -3EV
  • An impressive amount of dynamic range
  • High ISO performance when compared to other leading competing cameras
  • LCD Screen that tilts measuring 3.2”
  • Large optical viewfinder
  • Small, lightweight full-frame body with deep handling grip
  • 1080/60p Video with uncompressed HDMI output
  • Built-in WiFi
  • Dual SD Card Slots

Product & Pricing Options

Model / Name Price Link to Buy
Nikon D750 DSLR Camera (Body Only) $1,496.95 B&H Photo
Nikon D750 DSLR Camera with 24-120mm Lens $1,996.95 B&H Photo

Final Words

The Nikon D750 impressed many photographers of all levels when it first came out. This camera has received excellent reviews regarding its quality and image output.

Basically, with the D750, you get a great camera that is a middle ground between the consumer-grade and the pro without all the extra weight.

This full-frame packed with a 51 point AF system and excellent quality in ISO range, gives you a camera you’ll enjoy shooting to the max. 

While the D750 has a few issues, the camera is very much worth its price point. With issues like the flare fixed back in 2014, this camera continues to be a favorite among Nikon users both consumers and professionals worldwide.

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