Is the Nikon D750 the Best of Both Worlds?

December 8, 2014 Donald Scarinci 0Comment

Nikon continues to roll out new model with the introduction of its latest full-frame SLR, the D750. In terms of cost and features, the new model falls between the entry level D610 and the professional grade D810. However, it shares many key features with the more expensive model.

Is the Nikon D750 the Best of Both Worlds

For photographers who may be considering an upgrade, below is a brief summary of the Nikon D750’s specs:

  • Effective pixels: 24.3 million
  • Image sensor format: FX
  • Top continuous shooting speed: 6.5 frames per second at full resolution
  • ISO sensitivity: 100 -12,800 (expandable to 51,200)
  • Video: Full HD, 1080p at 60/50/30/25/24p
  • Image sensor: CMOS sensor with AA filter
  • Fastest shutter speed: 1/4000 sec.

In comparison with the Nikon D810, the latest model stacks up very well. The maximum continuous shooting rate is higher 6.5 fps (the D810 is 5 fps), although some Nikon fans were hoping for faster shooting of at least 8 fps. The D750 also features an updated 51-point Multi-CAM 3500FX II AF system, which is sensitive to -3EV.

The D750 also includes some useful new features. It offers the convenience of built-in Wi-Fi, which allows photographers to quickly transfer images to a smartphone or other device. The LCD screen can also tilt to various angles, which is very useful when shooting video. The battery life of the Nikon D750 is also slightly longer, but only by 30 shots.

Of course, the D810 is still superior in some areas, and may still be the choice of professional photographers. It offers approximately 12,000 more pixels, an ISO range of 64-12,800, and a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000 sec. For enthusiasts who are concerned about cost, the starting price of the Nikon D750 (body only) is $2299.95. The Nikon D810 costs roughly $1,000 more.

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