Nikon D750 Digital Camera Review

Nikon D750 DSLR camera
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links and I may receive a commission if you visit a link and buy something on my recommendation. Purchasing via an affiliate link doesn’t cost you any extra, and I only recommend products and services I trust. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting my work!

Full frame cameras have been a trend nowadays not only for the experts but even for amateurs. Traditionally, they were costly and out of reach for most of the semi-professional photographers. Still, due to tight competition in the market, not to mention the constant arrival of new models, prices dropped to the point that everyone can have one.

One of these low-cost full-frame cameras is the Nikon D750 DSLR. Coined as the ‘almost perfect camera,’ Nikon D750 entered the market as of late 2014. This camera is a successor of D700 but inherits the features of other predecessors—externally similar to Nikon D610 but performs on par with Nikon D810.

For better understanding, let’s take a look at Nikon D750’s key features that set its edge far from the others.

Nikon D750 Specifications:

Package Dimensions L x W x H31.6 x 24.4 x 16.2 cm
Package Weight2.97 kg
Item Dimensions L x W x H11.3 x 14 x 7.8 cm
BrandNikon
ColorBlack
Has image stabilizationNo
Max Focal Length120 mm
Max and Min Shutter Speed30 s
Min Focal Length24 mm
Style24-120 mm Lens Kit
Photo Filter Thread Size77 mm
Effective Still Resolution24.3 MP
ISO Range50-51200

Product Description

Nikon FX-format models tend to be heavier but not with D750. Though made with the same material, magnesium alloy, the addition of carbon fiber causes D750 to appears lighter than D810 weighing 755 grams and 880 grams, respectively.

Nikon D750 DSLR camera overview

 

The combination of materials doesn’t affect the camera’s durability; instead, it retains its weather-sealed ergonomics that protect the camera from dust and moisture. Take note that along with its weight are the EN-EL15 rechargeable battery that can provide up to 1230 shots, a built-in pop-up flash, and a dual SD card slots.

The SD card compartment, located at the right side of the camera, is made with soft texture material. The camera also has a slim body layout with a deeper handgrip for easy and secured handling regardless of the hand’s size; however, the placement of AE-L/AF-L, which was considerably far from the rear dial, causes constant movement for the thumb. This constant movement results in soreness later on.

Meanwhile, one of the new physical features of D750 is the 3.2 inches, 1,229k dot full-frame tilting screen with an OLED Panel Display. With these additions, the camera can capture steep angles and can display the information meticulously.

At the same time, the built-in raw converter allows you to adjust white balance, exposure, and picture control noise reduction. It also includes vibrant color and pleasing skin tone for JPEG images though the raw image is still available.

Nikon D750 Features:

As Nikon continually brings its camera into different levels, somehow, it obtains plausible features from other models and incorporated those to D750 while adding the latest feature at the same time. Among those are the ones written below.

24.3 MP FX-format CMOS Image Sensor

Excellent image quality and high definition resolution are attainable in D750 with a more extensive dynamic range. The collaboration of 24.3 MP FX-format CMOS Image Sensor and EXPEED 4 Processor achieve fast frame rates with low noise and wide ISO range at 12800 expandable to 51200.

It also has the shooting speed and frame numbers as follows: 6.5 fps with 44 shots for fine JPEG, 6.6 fps with 13 shots for raw, and 6.6 fps with 11 shots for Raw and Fine JPEG.

Impressive, isn’t it? If not for the limited buffer that slows down the shots of Nikon D750 nevertheless, it is still faster than D810 and D610.

Active D-Lighting

Emphasize lost detail due to contrasting lighting compensation. Mostly it happens during extreme brightness wherein there’s a seizing between light and darkness in the image.

Shadowing is excellent, and through Active D-Lighting, the matrix meter will correct the amount of light in the final picture, a function designed by one of its two elements which are the exposure reduction.

On the other hand, there’s an automatic readjustment to make the image appears natural by brightening the shadow in a context-sensitive manner. Nikon upgraded D-Lighting in a way that adjustment can also be created manually after taking the image, a fantastic feature for a better picture.

One-Click Zoom

Changing shooting modes one after another is quite a hassle for action photography. Still, Nikon D750 eased the burden by customizing the OK button into shooting, Live View, and Playback Mode of 100% zoom, which is uncommon for a full-frame kind of camera.

Nikon D750 display view

 

Multi-CAM 3500 FX II with a 51-point AF system

Aim to give its best. With the RGB sensor being in high resolution, it can command the AF system to detect the face. Having the Multi-CAM 3500 FX II with a 51-point AF system, D750 step up its game by being the primary Nikon DSLR to get the newest autofocus systems overtaking its prototype.

This is a very accurate system that enables the camera to automatically focus on faces when the AF area is set to ‘Auto’ in both of AF-C and AF-S modes, paying a little attention to the focus’ surroundings.

Although its reduced area than most of the Nikon DSLR models have, D750 can capture impressive images in low light level focus up to -2 to -3 EV, which other models can’t achieve.

Upon 3D Focus Tracking Mode, Nikon D750 tracks a subject around the frame, taking it up to three dimensions. In this case, whether the subject or the photographer stay still or keep on moving, the camera stays locked on to the eye of the subject.

This feature might not be new to Nikon DSLR models however upgrading its metering sensor produces higher and better accurate shots than the others.

U1 and U2 as User Pre-set System

Make your own choice. Of all the model cameras of Nikon, only D610, D7100, and D750 have allowed the users to set up photographing layout and programmed settings based on their preferences. The retaining is highly favorable for most users, for they prefer to set their parameters manually.

Built-in W-Fi Connectivity

This wireless connection is supported by the Wireless Mobile Utility (WMU) App. By this app, the captured image can be edited before transfer. Transferring files is possible through FTP with an operating frequency of 2412 to 2462 MHz in a range of approximately 30 m.

There are several wireless transmitters available to transfer the files faster, just paired Nikon D750 with WT-5A Wireless Transmitter and UT-1 Communication Unit or with Smartphones through a push-button, pin-entry WPS, or selecting the camera SSID directly.

 

Nikon D750 DSLR camera top view

Nikon D750 Performance:

When creating D750, Nikon might think to put the best of the best with it. Whether it’s videography or photography, Nikon D750 doesn’t slug behind. As one of the low-cost full-frame camera, it performs like those on the top level prices.

Live View

In this mode, the tilting screen of Nikon D750 becomes much appreciated. By flipping it upwards, you are starting live view photography. The pixel-level is in 1:1, which means that the image appears in astonishing detail.

To make sure if the subject has been focused accurately, check the focus square. If the color has changed from red to green, then you’re right. There’s nothing to worry concerning screen blackout as long as the autofocus remains active unless you take pictures. Nevertheless, it will only pass in a blink of an eye.

Another purpose of live view photography is when there’s a need for extreme focus accuracy. Usually, it happens during macro shooting.

Movie Recording

High definition video footage; it is likely to be expected with D750 having a resolution of 1080p at up to 60 fps with a full movie exposure. It offers frame rate to 50, 30, 25, or 24 frames, able to crop mode in 1.5x with either fx or dx lenses.

One of the shooting modes can be through point-and-shoot alongside with 13 scenes with seven options effects settings. Recording can be done through the H.264/MPEG-4 codec.

Filmmakers prefer this model for it has zebra stripes that stand as a warning for an overly exposed video and separate video ISO sensitivity, just like with D810 at a lower price, not to mention a different ‘Movie Shooting Menu.’

Besides, several features come with D750, namely; Flat Picture Control, Time-Lapse Feature, and Exposure Smoothing for better video footage with some exposure modes like Aperture Priority, Program Mode, and Manual Mode that control the video.

Flat picture control covers numbers of dynamic range available in the final video that gives you several choices during editing.

At the same time, Time-Lapse compressed images to be visible in the final footage, and Exposure Smoothing sets the camera’s limitation to changes in between shots to avoid flickering images.

Externally, microphones and video port are being attached with the camera resulting in clear quality audio recording.

Here’s a video by the award-winning photographer Dave Flynn from his YouTube channel Dave Flynn Photography, giving his opinion about Nikon D750 used with the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 lens: 

 

Battery Life

Able to take 1230 shots, Nikon D750 takes its action to another level. This result is impressive enough, considering that the shots taken are with flash. Bringing it to its ultimate battery life, the maximum shots are roughly 8000.

The lithium-ion rechargeable battery is what powered most of Nikon cameras, which saves you from the burden of bringing extra battery because Nikon cameras can borrow from each other upon power shortage.

Nikon D750 bottom view tripod connexion and battery slot

Product Accessories

Apart from the camera itself, Nikon D750 includes accessories so challenging to resist. There’s the 24-120 mm f/4G lens that covers an ideal range with high speed, exceptional sharpness, and close focusing.

The weather-sealed MB-D16 Multi Battery Power Pack/Grip, which can hold another EN-EL15 or six AA batteries. GP-1A GPS Unit; adds the latitude, longitude, altitude, and time information in the image; and the UT-1 Communication Unit for the transfer of images to the computer through Ethernet.

Pros:

  • Speedy image processor
  • Tilting LCD monitor with OLED Panel Display
  • Continuous shots of 6.5 fps
  • High Resolution for Video
  • Fine Image Quality
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Durability
  • Interchangeable lens
  • Lighter weight Full Frame Body
  • Autofocus face detection
  • Impressive Low Light level focus
  • 100% viewfinder
  • Extended battery life

Cons:

  • Buffer memory that limits the image storage slowing sown the shots
  • Shutter speed of 1/4000
  • Easily detaches rubber DK-21 eyecup

Conclusion

Nikon finds its way to make D750 an easy-to-use camera without abandoning its durability. This smaller and lighter camera functions incredibly just like those of more significant and more cumbersome models.

It is the kind of camera that might not be the best, but the performance can be acquainted with those of excellence. The shooting ability of Nikon D750, whether the subject stays still or keeps on moving, results in outstanding image quality.

Though its resolution is not as much of D810 with 36 MP, D750’s 24 MP can be of the match given the right combination of camera settings. It might not be the fastest camera; however, its continuous shooting mode is above average even faster than D810.  There are some drawbacks with its features, but those are minimal to the kind of performance the camera has to offer.

Mostly, it’s the camera for weddings or sports photography. At first glance, it considers as a standard camera that doesn’t irk someone’s interest, not until you come across its ability. If you are planning to upgrade your camera from Dx to Fx, D750 is a better choice.

Overall, Nikon D750 is a wonderful camera that’s worthy of your penny. If it’s not too much to say, this camera is way better than its price. Not the cheapest camera among full-frame ones but can be aligned with those of the best when it comes to performance, quality, and features considering its price.

 

Our Score
Click to rate this post!
[Total: 0 Average: 0]

Author: condruzmf

In love with photography!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *