- 3.2" tilting LCD.
- Excellent AF system at low light.
- Thin, Light-weight full-frame body.
- 51-point AF System.
- Large Optical Viewfinder.
- 2 preset modes for easy shooting.
- Tends to be slow in Live-View Mode.
- Buffer capacity falls short when it comes to shooting RAW files.
- Maximum shutter speed of only 1/4000.
- Weak Wi-Fi capability.
Nikon D750 occupies the perfect sweet spot when it comes to Full-frame models from the Nikon flagship. Nestled between the entry-level D610 and the high-end top grade D810, D750 is the most significant model from Nikon borrowing features from both models. Bundled with a 24MP Full-frame CMOS Sensor, advanced 51-point,auto focus system, built in Wi-Fi, D750 is the go-to model for a lot of photographers, professionals included.
D750s layout bears a striking resemblance to D610. It is weather-sealed and features magnesium alloy for the rear and top cover but uses lighter carbon fiber for the front chassis and cover. It has a deep grip on the front right hand side which is more comfortable to hold onto. Ergonomics wise, it is right up there along with most high-end Nikon models. Nikon D750 is the very first full-frame model from Nikon to supply a tilting articulated screen giving you choices to compose high and low angle shots. Along with the LCD on the rear, there's a small LCD information screen mounted on the top just like most other high-end DSLRs. Although, Nikon has compromised on the size of the screen as they have made it a bit narrower and contains less information as compared to other models that have this LCD screen. Along with this, Nikon D750 is equipped with a pentaprism optical viewfinder with 100%coverage and 0.7x magnification.
Continuous Shooting : The continuous shooting of D750 is maxed out at 6.5 fps, which is even higher than the D810. However, buffer rate capacity tends to get filled after a certain number of shots. This holds for both JPEGs and RAW. The fps tends to go down even with RAW (14-bit losslessly compressed ) format.
Auto-focus : The D750 employs an advanced version of the 51-point Multi-CAM 3500FX AF system. It is the same as that of the Nikon D810 but it outperforms the D810 when it concerns auto-focus at low-light(-3EV). It has 51 focus points, 15 of which are cross type and 11 of which work at f8. The AF System works in tandem with the metering system to provide spot-on face recognition and tracking. Other cameras tend to focus on the closest object when in AF mode. The D750 doesn't face any hassle in this regard. In 3D focus tracking, it locks onto the face of the subject even while the subject is in motion. The D750 also offers auto-focus in Live View mode, although few users will be disappointed with it. The AF tends to be sluggish in this mode as compared to manual focus. Also, focussing takes a slightly long time to lock on and compose the shot in low-light situations. Best served for static shots.
Wi-Fi : Nikon D750 also features built-in Wi-Fi. However at its current format this feature is pretty weak. It limits the user to only capturing a photo and to view it. For changing any exposure related settings, the user has to go back to the camera and do so. Nikon can definitely improve in this regard.
Battery : Nikon D750 uses one EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion battery as its power source along with the optional MB-D16 Multi-Power Battery Pack.
Sensor Performance and Image Quality:
Nikon D750 employs a 24MP full frame FX-format sensor, contains 24.93 pixels coupled with an AA filter for moire minimization. The D750 allows users the option the choose from both JPEGs and RAWs which are then brached into fine, normal and basic modes. However, users don't have the option of choosing uncompressed or lower resolution files unlike D810. It also offers users the choice of shooting in Dx and 1.2x format. Although why you would you want to utilise a full-frame camera other than it's intended format ? Unless you have a Dx lens in your kit.
In terms of image quality, the Nikon D750 comes up with crisp and still maintains its ground on delivering detailed imagery and excellent dynamic range. It does fall short if you compare it to the D810, but then D810 is also not an amateur. It is supposedly one of the best full-frame models to have come out from Nikon. In JPEG format and at higher ISO levels, D750 is able to bring out detailed images with less amount of noise. Upto ISO 3200, the images are less immune to noise. But if you go above that, then there's a small increase in the noise levels. And if the ISO keeps on increasing, then the loss of tonal distinction in high key areas also keeps on going towards the higher side. Although some parts can be recovered via noise-reduction techniques and by using RAW format.
Nikon D750 combines a host of features, performance, top-notch sensor quality, excellent auto-focus system, ergonomics. It is definitely not cheap but for such features, I would say it's well worth the money. By using a top-notch sensor , D750 also gives it's higher end models a run for their money. Add to that its low-light excellent auto-focus system. It can definitely increase on the buffer capacity, one thing which sports and fast-paced photographers might twitch their nose about.
Overall, a solid performer.