Professional cameras tend to cost an arm and a leg, but Nikon’s D750 tries to find a middle ground for less than $2500, packing in 24 megapixels, WiFi, and a body that makes it feel like a real camera.
Another entry in Nikon’s long running “D” series of cameras, the D750 takes what Nikon knows about full-frame technology and applies it to a mid-range camera, or a mid-range enthusiast semi-pro camera as the case appears to be with this one.
The specs are likely too long to go into given the size of this camera, so we’ll get into another of them as we can, starting with the sensor, and for that, Nikon is relying on a 24.9 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, measuring 35.9mm x 24mm, the same size of a 35mm roll of film (hence the term “full-frame”).
Because there’s a full-frame sensor being used here, Nikon’s “FX” format for lenses is also being called on. Despite this, the D750 is compatible with DX lenses, though you’ll only get the centre rectangle of the sensor to work with and changing that roughly 36×24 frame to something more like 24×16.
While Nikon is dabbling with mirrorless technologies in its “1” series of cameras, the D750 follows the mirror-box designs used in previous digital and film bodies, with a single-lens mirror reflex system and an optical viewfinder. Alongside the optical viewfinder offering 100% coverage, you’ll find a 3.2 inch vari-angle LCD offering the same 100% coverage with just over one million dots of resolution.
Nikon’s D750 continues some of the features found in previous Nikon digitals, such as RAW and JPEG compatibility, 1080p Full HD movie capture, and lots of points of autofocus, with 51 to report of in this camera. Low-light sensitivity caters to a fairly wide range of ISO options, starting with 100 and hitting up to 51200.
A flash is also included in the body, though there is also a hot-shoe at the top of the unit if you ever need to plug in a real flash head unit.
Bracketing options are also provided, as well as numerous buttons that can be made to work with various functions. You will also find a smattering of click wheels and drive controllers, and even scene modes, providing plenty of options for amateurs and professionals alike.
Two SD card slots are also included, allowing files to be written to the cards separately (such as RAW on one, JPEG on the other).
And just to shake things up, WiFi is also found on this device, with an app available for both Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android controlling the camera remotely.
A battery is included with the camera and is charged through a separate battery charge terminal.
It’s been a while since someone handed over a big camera for us to review, and that’s likely because so much of what we see has been replaced with smaller, mirrorless cameras.