Camera Review: Nikon D750

Nikon D750 Camera review

The Nikon D750 instantly made a huge impression when it was first introduced and it is still regarded as one of the best DSLR cameras available on the market. It is an entry level full-frame camera that is designed to fit somewhere between Nikon D610 and Nikon D810. Since its release, the D750 has proved to be a very popular model for both enthusiastic amateurs and professionals alike.

Product Highlights

·       24.3MP FX-format CMOS sensor

·       91k-Pixel RGB sensor + group area AF

·       Multi-CAM 3500FX II 51-point AF sensor

·       3.2-inch 1,229k-dot RGBW tilting LCD

·       30 – 1/4000 second shutter speeds

·       EXPEED 4 image processor

·       Continuous shooting up to 6.5 fps

·       Full HD 1080p video recording at 60 fps

·       Time-lapse shooting and exposure smoothing

·       Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity

Design and Handling

Nikon D750 is one of the most compact full-frame DSLR cameras from the manufacturer. Weighing 750g, the camera does feel quite heavy if you use it with one hand. It has a sturdy weather-sealed body with ample rubber grips. The camera feels well-built and comfortable to use. The layout of controls is similar to most other Nikon DSLRs and it is almost identical to the layout of switches and buttons of the D610. The 3-inch tilting LCD has a high resolution and it offers great viewing angles.

Image Quality

The D750 features a 24.3MP high-resolution sensor which has a built-in anti-aliasing filter. Although the sensor looks the same as the one on Nikon D610, Nikon claims that it is an upgraded version that has a better ISO range. This sensor and ISO range combination makes D750 a very capable workhorse for studio work and wedding photographers.

Video Capabilities

Just like the Nikon D4S and D810, the D750 can shoot 1080p cinema quality video at 60 fps. You can also record video at 1080p at 24, 25, 30, and 50 fps modes and at 720p in 50 and 60 fps. The Power Aperture control of Nikon D750 ensures smooth transitions if you change the aperture while recording a video. Auto ISO feature also works well for video.

Performance

The overall performance of this camera is very good with everything from turning it on, autofocus, shot to shot times, and navigating through the menu exhibits consistent performance. The maximum burst rate of 6.5 fps also works well and you can get about 13 shots when shooting RAW and 44 shots when shooting JPEG before the buffer becomes full. The buffer clears in about 8-9 seconds so you can start shooting again. Battery life is rated at 1230 shots per charge which is excellent.

Verdict

If you are shooting with APS-C camera and depend on features like Effects modes and a tilt screen but want the unique benefits of a full-frame sensor, then the Nikon D750 is a recommended choice for you. Although the camera lacks in certain areas e.g. no 4K video recording, not as sturdy as some other full-frame cameras, etc., the D750 comes close at a very reasonable price. All in all, this camera certainly offers a lot of value for money.