Nikon has today confirmed the D750, a 24.3-million-pixel, full-frame, enthusiast-level DSLR – just days ahead of the Photokina kit fest in Germany.

D750_back.webD750 D750_24_85_left_3.webThe much-rumoured D750, which will sit above Nikon’s D610 DSLR, promises dust and moisture protection on a par with the higher-end D810.

Features also include built-in Wi-Fi and a 3.2in, 1.2m-dot resolution monitor – the first Nikon FX model to feature a tilting display. The screen is built to rotate 90° upwards or 75° down – using a ‘rugged’ 3-axis hinge – and its colour balance is customisable. D750_24_85_back34r_2.web The D750 is expected to cost £1,799.99, body only, when it goes on sale on 23 September. The launch will coincide with a new Nikon full-frame AF-S prime lens, the 20mm f/1.8G ED, priced £679.99, and a new flashgun, the SB-500 Speedlight (£199.99), both due out on 25 September.

Simon Iddon, Nikon UK’s group product manager for DSLRs, lenses and accessories, said the D750 is aimed at the ‘aspirational and hobbyist photographer making the step up to full-frame’. He claimed: ‘It is suitable for a wide range of shooting scenarios, from wildlife and landscapes to studio set-ups, and delivers outstanding image quality that can be shared instantly via the Wi-Fi connectivity.’

The D750 is also compatible with Nikon’s WR-R10 Wireless Transceiver and WR-T10 Wireless Transmitter, as well as Eye-Fi cards.

It comes with a Multi-Cam 3500IIFX, 51-point AF system that includes 15 cross-type sensors. Nikon claims that the AF is sensitive down to -3EV.

The D750 also features Nikon’s new Group Area AF mode, to help achieve fast focus on subjects that are ‘comparatively small and close to a high-contrast or distracting background’.

The new 20mm lens

The new 20mm lens

Billed as compact and lightweight (750g), the D750’s rear and top plate covers are made from magnesium.

It boasts a new 24.3MP imaging sensor. However, Nikon UK remains tight-lipped about its design.

The inclusion of Nikon’s flagship Expeed 4 image processor should help provide better auto white balance accuracy, for example, according to Nikon, which claims that the D750 can shoot at 6.5 frames per second.

The native 100-12,800 ISO sensitivity is expandable to ISO 50-51,200.

Nikon used a London press briefing to stress the movie aspect of the new camera. ‘Videographers will also be inspired to push the limits of their creativity… thanks to the impressive broadcast-quality movie capability and flexibility that comes with the tilt-screen for unique perspectives,’ said Iddon.

Full HD movie mode is designed to deliver 50p/60p frame rates (in FX and DX-format) with less noise, moiré and false colour. And a ‘power aperture’ option can be used while recording films. The video mode also boasts improved audio quality, and wind noise can be reduced when recording using the built-in microphone.

The D750 has a 91,000-pixel RGB metering sensor. Tweaks for enthusiasts include the addition of highlight-weighted metering, as featured in the D810.

The D750 will also be available in a 24-85mm VR lens kit option, costing £2,249.99; while a 24-120mm lens kit will cost £2,349.99 – to be launched at a date yet to be announced.

Nikon says the D610 will continue in its DSLR line-up.

The SB-500 flashgun will cost £199.99

The SB-500 flashgun will cost £199.99