Review Date: March 2, 2015
Category: Serious to Advanced
Photoxels Gold Award – DSLR
This Nikon D750 Review is based on a production model. All sample images are unretouched, except where specified.
The Nikon D750 is Nikon’s newest full-frame DSLR with some of the most desirable features of its higher models. It combines the size and user-friendliness of the DX-format D7100 with the high image quality and performance of the FX-format D810. Plus, it now includes a more sensitive AF (down to -3EV), built-in Wi-Fi as well as a tiltable LCD.
The D750 is weather-sealed with the front body and front cover constructed from carbon-fiber reinforced thermoplastics, while the rear and top covers are magnesium alloy. Handling is superb with a deeper handgrip and DSLR users will feel at ease with the level of manual controls provided. It features 24.3MP, Continuous Shooting at 6.5fps, ISO 100-12800, 51 point AF system, Full HD 1080p video at 60/50/30/25/24p with stereo sound, built-in HDR, PASM modes, and the ability to customize it to pretty much the way you like to shoot.
Image quality is excellent at the low ISOs and noise is non-existent up to ISO 800. At higher ISOs up to 6400, noise is manageable. RAW and a whole range of semi-auto and full manual shooting modes are available for the advanced photographer.
Live View is improved on the beautiful 3.2-in. (1229k-dot) tiltable LCD though contrast-detect AF is relatively slower than the contrast-detect AF of a top-end mirrorless and the lightning-fast phase detect AF of the D750. As much as mirrorless has made strides in image quality and performance, along comes a new full-frame DSLR that lifts the bar higher for them to reach. The only downsides of a DSLR remain size and weight (when compared to a mirrorless), but if these are not negatives in your book and the advantages of a full-frame DSLR tempt you, and you are looking for something affordable, then the Nikon D750 is no-contest the full-frame to consider. Highly recommmended.
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