Nikon D750 Review (2020)

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Nikon D750

The most significant camera in the full-frame range upgraded from its predecessors is the Nikon D750. It sits between the most affordable D610 and the pro-grade high-resolution D810. The D750 borrowed elements from both the cameras and made this uniquely. Therefore, the effective 24megapixel CMOS sensor and the upgraded EXPEED 4 image system makes this camera to perform high in an impressive way. 

Nikon D750 Specifications

Body Design

The D750 is the first Nikon FX-format model to employ a monocoque body with a sturdy, and encased structure that does not require a separate chassis. Moreover, it satisfies strength standards while reducing size and weight. Magnesium is used for the rear and top cover. While new carbon fiber material comprises the front body and front cover, thus achieving a strong, light, and rugged frame. Thus, the sequence drive unit uses four motors, just like the D810. Its location has been now altered and optimized for creating space needed for the deep handgrip. Therefore, it provides necessary strength and durability to incorporate convenient features such as built-in flash and movie recording, as well as a large range of professional features. The enhanced body is resistant to both dust and water droplets that make the Nikon D750 as an all-weather companion.

Nikon D750 360 Degree View

  • Body type – SLR- Digital Camera
  • Camera Format – FX
  • Body material – Magnesium alloy, Carbon fiber
  • Weight of the body only – Approx. 750 g
  • Weight of the body (including batteries, memory card without body cap) – Approx. 840 g
  • Dimensions – Width 140.5 mm x Height 113 mm x Diagonal 78 mm
  • Operating Environment – Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
  • Lens Mount – Nikon F Mount
  • Shutter Type – Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
  • Slower shutter speed – 30 sec (extendable to 900 s by 1/3 or 1/2 steps in mode M)
  • Fastest shutter speed – 1/4000 sec
  • Shutter life – 1,50,000 Shots
  • Mirror Lock-Up – Yes
  • Memory Card Slots – Double slot: Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of copies created using NEF+JPEG; pictures can be copied between cards.
  • Battery description – Rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL15 battery, EN-EL15a/EN-EL15b batteries can also be used
  • Battery Life – CIPA rated 1230 shots
  • Charging AC adapter – EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector
  • Tripod Socket – 1/4 in

Sensor and Processor

Since the D750 is the smallest and lightest Nikon FX-format model, but it does not make any compromises when it comes to performance. With an impressive 24.3 megapixels image sensor and with the combination of the EXPEED 4 image-processing engine it delivers high-quality images with extreme sharpness and details and also it can shoot 1080/60p, Full HD movies.

  • Sensor type – CMOS
  • Sensor photo detectors – 24.5 Megapixel
  • Actual Pixels – 24.9 million
  • Effective Pixels – 24.3 million
  • Sensor size – 35.9 mm x 24.0 mm
  • Max resolution – 6016 x 4016
  • Other resolutions – FX (36×24) image area, (L)6016, x4016, (M)4512, x3008, (S)3008, x2008, 1.2x (30×20) image area, (L)5008, x3336, (M)3752, x2504, (S)2504, x1664, DX (24×16) image area, (L)3936, x2624, (M)2944, x1968, (S)1968, x1312, FX-format photographs taken in movie live view, (L)6016, x3376, (M)4512, x2528, (S)3008, x1688, DX-format photographs taken in movie live view, (L)3936, x2224, (M)2944, x1664, (S)1968, x1112, Note: Photographs taken in movie live view have an aspect ratio of 16 : 9. The camera offers a choice of DX- and FX-based formats.
  • Processor – EXPEED 4
  • Bit Depth – NEF (RAW): 12 or 14bit
  • Aspect Ratio – 1:1, 3:2, 16:9
  • Colour space – sRGB, Adobe RGB
  • Colour filter array – Primary color filter
  • Continuous shooting speed – Approx.6fps, 1–6 fps (CL), 6.5 fps (CH), or 3 fps (Qc)

Image

The Nikon D750’s 24.3 megapixels sensor and an EXPEED 4 image-processing engine ensure that every single full-frame image retains rich gradation and remarkable detail. It provides the advantage of expanding ISO range for stunning images even in low light conditions with reduced noise.

  • Image ratio – 3:2
  • ISO Auto – 100 – 12800
  • Minimum ISO – 50
  • Maximum ISO –51200
  • White Balance presets – 12
  • White Balance Bracketing – Provided
  • Custom white balance – Provided with 6 slots
  • File format – NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit / RAW+JPEG/ JPEG
  • Maximum Resolution – 6048 x 4024
  • Picture Styles – Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls

Optics & Focus

The D750’s dense network of 51 focus points comprehensively covers the center of the frame for superb subject capture. Its 15 cross-type sensors are arranged for fast phase detection both vertically and horizontally. All focus points are responsive at f/5.6. As the newly developed Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 II autofocus sensor module offers strengthened focus detection capability even at a very dim -3 EV.  While the 15 focus points are compatible with apertures slower than f/5.6 and faster than f/8, 11 points are also compatible with f/8.

  • Focus Mode – Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A),; predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status, Manual focus (M):, Electronic rangefinder can be used
  • Lens mount – Nikon F Mount
  • Compatible Lenses – Types G, E, and D.
  • Lens Aperture – Instant return, electronically controlled
  • Focal length multiplier – 1x

Auto Focus

  • Number of focus points – 51, Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
  • Cross-type – 15
  • Autofocus Sensitivity – -3 to +19 EV
  • AF-area mode – Single-point AF; 9, 21, or 51-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF, auto-area AF

Screen and Viewfinder

The optical viewfinder of the D750 employs newly designed eyepiece lenses to meet the slimness of the body. In order to truly optimize the large FX-format viewfinder image, the D750 offers approx. 100% frame coverage that enables accurate framing. Like the D4S and D810, the main mirror is multilayer-coated for neutral color results. The D750 is the first Nikon FX-format camera to employ a tilting LCD monitor facilitates to adjust the view by raising the angle, up to approx. 90° or down to approx. 75° for flexible live view photography and movie recording. Thereupon, the specially designed monitor mechanism is rugged, lightweight, and incorporated into the body to ensure a slim shape and also can comfortably tilt the monitor even when the camera is on the tripod.

  • Screen Type – Low-temperature polysilicon tilting TFT LCD with 170° viewing angle
  • The Screen size – 3.2in
  • Screen dots – 1,229,000 dots
  • Touch screen – Not Available
  • Live view – Provided
  • Viewfinder Type – Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
  • The Viewfinder coverage – FX: 100%, DX: 97%, 1.2x: 97%
  • Viewfinder Eye Point – 21 mm
  • Viewfinder Magnification – Approx. 0.7x
  • Diopter Adjustment – -3 to +1 m-1

Photography Features

The Nikon D750’s improved high-resolution imaging potential of 24.3 megapixels makes the user use the camera for any extensively. The camera also shoots at up to approx. 6.5 fps continuously, for up to 100 JPEG shots in both FX and DX formats, boosting the ability to capture the action. Hence, the newly developed image sensor has a wide pixel pitch and dynamic range, giving you rich, smooth tonal gradation. Henceforth, having exceptionally high sensitivity performance with reduced noise.

  • Exposure modes – Auto modes (auto; auto (flash off)); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); U1 (user settings 1); U2 (user settings 2)
  • Scene modes: portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait; night landscape; party/indoor; beach/snow; sunset; dusk/dawn; pet portrait; candlelight; blossom; autumn colors; food
  • Special effect modes – Night vision; color sketch; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); U1 (user settings 1); U2 (user settings 2)
  • Drive modes – S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), Self-timer, MUP (mirror up), Qc (quiet continuous shutter-release)
  • Metering modes – Matrix, Center-weighted, Spot, Highlight-weighted metering
  • Exposure compensation – ±5 in Photo, ±3 for video (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 steps)
  • Metering Range – –3 to +20 EV
  • Live View AF Mode – Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, Subject-tracking AF
  • Built-in flash – Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet portrait, color sketch: Auto flash with auto pop-up P, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release
  • External flash – Can be attached or used
  • Flash Maximum sync speed – X=1/200 s; synchronizes with the shutter at 1/250 s or slower
  • Flash Compensation – -3 to +1 EV (1/3 or 1/2 Steps)
  • Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Nikon CLS supported, commander mode option available
  • Accessory Shoe – ISO 518 hot-shoe
  • Flash Modes – Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off; Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
  • Flash-ready Indicator – Lights when the optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output

Video or Movie Features

The combination of the EXPEED 4 image-processing engine and the newly developed image sensor comprehensively handles high-resolution video data to achieve enhanced sharpness, reduced moiré, and suppressed jaggies, allowing to push the imaging into new and exciting directions. Also, the D750 can capture smooth action in 60p with full HD (1920 × 1080) resolution. The noise reduction has been optimized for movie recording, resulting in clearer, sharper movies at high ISOs.

  • Video RAW recording – Not available
  • Video Compression – H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
  • Videography Format – MOV
  • Frame Rate – 1920 x 1080; 60 p (progressive), 50 p, 30 p, 25 p, 24 p 1280 x 720; 60 p, 50 p Actual frame rates for 60 p, 50 p, 30 p, 25 p, and 24 p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both high and normal image quality
  • Audio Recording – Built-In Microphone (Stereo) or external microphone; sensitivity adjustable
  • Audio File Format – Linear PCM
  • Audio Input and Output – Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)

Other Special Features of Nikon D750

The D750 comes loaded with Nikon’s own Advanced Scene Recognition System, utilizing a 91K-pixel RGB sensor that delivers high accuracy. The D750 employs an Image Sensor Cleaning function that vibrates the optical low-pass filter at four different resonant frequencies to reduce dust. Alongwith, Nikon’s original Picture Control system allows us to freely control the look of movies and still images. Therefore, the image-processing engine EXPEED 4 performs highly precise and high-speed real-time processing, further enhanced color reproduction is delivered in a short image-processing time as a result it provides high dynamic images.

  • Focus Stacking – Not Available
  • Index Marking – Available
  • Active D-Lighting – Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, Off
  • Time-lapse recording – Provided
  • Wireless – Built-in
  • Wi-Fi – 2.4 GHz band
  • Bluetooth – Not available
  • Storage types – SD/SDHC/SDXC (dual slots)
  • USB Connectivity – Hi-Speed USB
  • HDMI Connectivity – Type C HDMI connector
  • GPS unit – GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)
  • Port Provided – Microphone, Headphone
  • Remote control – Yes (Wired or wireless)
  • Self-timer – 2s, 5s, 10s, the 20s

Best Lenses for Nikon D750

The unmatched optical performance of NIKKOR lenses brings out the true potential of the D750’s high-megapixel sensor.  By combining the compact and lightweight D750’s body with the latest FX-format lens and teleconverter, the mobility attained with the system further expands the photographic opportunities.

List of Best Common Lenses for Nikon D750

Best All-in-one Lens

  • AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR

Most Common Standard Zoom Lenses

  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

Best Standard Prime Lenses

  • AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
  • AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G
  • Lens AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G

Best Macro Lenses

  • AF-S MICRO NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED
  • AF-S VR MICRO-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Top Standard Zoom Lenses

  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
  • Lens AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses

  • AF-S FISHEYE NIKKOR 8-15MM F/3.5-4.5E ED
  • AF-S DX NIKKOR  10-24mm f/3.4-4.5G ED
  • Lens AF-S NIKKOR 14–24mm f/2.8G ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses

  • PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8 G ED
  • Lens AF-S NIKKOR 24mm F/1.4G ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 28mm F/1.4E ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 35mm F/1.4G ED

List of Best Specialized Lenses for Nikon D750

Best Indoor Sports Lenses

  • AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
  • Lens AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II
  • AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR
  • Lens AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm F/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR

Top Outdoor Sports and Wildlife Lenses

  • AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 400MM F2.8E FL ED VR
  • Lens AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 600MM F/4E FL ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 800MM F/5.6E FL ED VR

Best Portrait Lenses

  • AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G
  • AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G
  • Lens AF-S VR MICRO-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Best Travel and Street Lenses

  • AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
  • Lens AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G
  • AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

Nikon D750 Rating

As per the reviews and features of Nikon D750, the ratings for this camera stand 4.7/5. This camera is best for wedding photography, fashion photography, product photography, commercial or advertising Photography also wildlife and sports, etc. It will be helpful because of its high color profile and its details and it will surely exhibit great performance. So, this helps all the photographers from any genre to increase the photographic experience to the next level. Further, this rating is given to Nikon D750 as per the survey of creative huts.