With a full-frame 24.3-million-pixel sensor and an updated autofocusing module, is the Nikon D750 the perfect all-rounder? Callum McInerney-Riley finds out in our Nikon D750 review

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Nikon D750

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Pros:

  • 24.3-million-pixel sensor
  • Built-in Wi-fi
  • Tiltable LCD

Cons:

  • Maximum 1/4000 Shutter Speed
  • No AF-On button
  • No GPS

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Nikon D750 Review

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Price as reviewed:

£1,799.00

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Performance

Nikon D750 Review – Performance

Nikon D750 Finals-38See more images taken with the Nikon D750 in our sample image gallery

Inside the D750 is a newly designed Multi-Cam 3500FX Mark II Autofocusing module. With this AF module comes the ability to focus at -3EV, whereas the Mark I version used in the D810 is only sensitive down to -2EV. Put simply, some of the D750 focus points are sensitive enough to focus in near darkness.

Like the D810, the D750 offers a total of 51 autofocusing points. Fifteen of these are cross-type points and 11 points sensitive to f/8 – intended for use with lens and teleconverter. 

In AF-S users can select Auto Area AF (51 points), Single Point AF and Group Area AF. Using the D-pad at the back it’s quick and easy to position a single point of group of AF points around the scene while looking through the viewfinder.

In AF-C continuous focusing users can select 9, 21 or 51 points, Auto Area AF (51 points) Group area AF and 3D tracking. There’s a level of intelligence added to the AF tracking thanks to the 91,000-dot colour sensor. This helps the D750 stay locked onto moving subjects with increased accuracy.

Nikon D750 Finals-73Thanks to the new AF module, the autofocusing is incredibly fast even in low-light situations. Also, in live view the contrast detection AF does a good job of finding focus reasonably quickly. It’s absolutely brilliant to see a professional grade AF system on an enthusiast DSLR.

The 91,000 pixel RGB colour and metering sensor from the D810 is carried over to the D750, along with the Highlight Metering Mode which prioritises the areas of highlight and specifically meters to ensure highlight detail isn’t blown. This has been a popular feature with wedding photographers in order to avoid blown out highlights on wedding dresses, and I found it to be equally useful when shooting sunsets, using it to maximise highlight detail and then bringing up the shadows in post-production.

In spot and evaluate modes the metering performs well, giving accurate exposures even in challenging conditions. Due to the large array of focus points the spot metering works particularly well.

 

Nikon D750 Finals-53With the same colour sensor as the D800E and D810, the D750’s colour rendition is similar to those fantastic cameras. Shooting across a variety of subjects, I found the colours to be well-saturated, punchy and totally rich.

 One feature that’s been added to the D750 is the ability to perform spot white balance adjustment in live view. This is very useful for videographers, as they can quickly and easily be assured the white balance is correct for their scene.

  1. 1. Nikon D750 Review – Introduction
  2. 2. Build and Handling
  3. 3. Performance
  4. 4. Resolution, Dynamic Range and Noise
  5. 5. Verdict
  6. 6. First Look
  7. 7. Nikon D750 Review – Specification
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  • Noel Patterson

    Got one of these having previously used the D700. Image quality is definitely a step forward which is the main thing.

    However a couple of irritations which I have not seen mentioned in reviews firstly despite encouraging more live view shooting with the tilt screen they have replaced the D700’s little lever which allowed you to stop light entering the camera via the eye piece with the need to remove the rubber eye piece and replace it with a different cover! Also the D750 ships with a ridiculously short USB cable and no cover for the flash hot shoe – all seems a bit silly given the price. However definitely enjoying using the D750.