Move over, D610 and D810. Nikon's latest full frame DSLR seems to have a lot going for it--so much so that it's going to be competing with the camera giant's other options. With the power of a full frame sensor, the Nikon D750 is the first camera in its category to include a tilting LCD screen and wi-fi. Add to that a lightweight body, a powerful sensor and a suberb battery life and the the D750 is certainly a camera for the pros to consider.
The 24.3 megapixel sensor doesn't have quite the resolution as the D810, priced at $1,000 more, with 36 megapixels. It also keeps the optical low pass filter, but the full frame resolution is going to be plenty for many, and at a much more palatable price.
The D750 uses the EXPEED 4 processor, like what's inside the D810 and D4s. Actually, the D750 has a faster burst mode than the pricier D810 at 6.5 fps compared to 5 fps. That processor has worked well for good performance in previous models, and we expect it to do the same inside the D750. The Nikon D750 hits shutter speeds of 1/4000--the D810 in comparison hits 1/8000 and has a slightly faster flash sync speed of 1/250.
Keeping with the classic Nikon DSLR look, the D750 features controls those familiar with the brand will quickly adapt to. There's the dual control wheels, the top screen to display all the pertinent shooting information, two SD card slots and the shortcuts are similar. What's out-of-the ordinary is the titlting LCD screen. While Nikon has it on some entry-level DSLRs, it's the first time the manufacturer has added it to a full frame. It's a big 3.2 inches, and can achieve angles up to 170 degrees. It's accompanied by an optical viewfinder that has a 100 percent feild of view.
The D750 also offers the same video power as the D810, with 1080p HD video at a nice 60fps to keep footage smooth. It will record to the SD cards or through the HDMI port. Beware though that the maximum recording time at full resolution is 20 minutes, so it won't work for longer shots.
The D750 ousts the D810 in some categories, and offers quite a bit more camera for a few hundred dollars more than the D610. The D810 still has the best resolution of the bunch, but the D750 offers the faster burst mode and features like wi-fi and a tilting LCD screen. Considering the full frame category, the D750 is fairly compact, weighing about a half pound less than the D810 and a quarter pound less than the D610. It also offers an excellent 1,230 shot battery life. Short of any unusual technical issues once the camera starts shipping, the D750 looks to be an excellent full frame camera without hitting the price extremes of the D810 and D4s.
NOTE: Some D750 users have noticed that flares from a bright light source have an unusual shape or a band at the top. In keeping with what we've come to expect from Nikon, they're addressing this issue, fixing models at no cost and replacing the ones that haven't been sold yet. You can read Nikon's statement here.