DPReview Field Tests the Nikon D750
Putting the Nikon D750 to the Test
Barney Britton and Rishi Sanyal of DPReview decided to take the Nikon D750 out for a field test – watch to see how the camera performed as they test the D750’s 51-Point AF system, ISO range, HD video recording, and Dynamic Range performance in challenging shooting situations.
Ignite your creative desires
A serious tool for serious shooters
The D750 has a feature set unlike full-frame DSLRs its size. It uses the same autofocus and metering technology as the D4S and the D810—Nikon’s powerful 51-point AF system with 15 cross-type sensors and 3D Color Matrix Metering III with a 91,000-pixel RGB sensor. It’s fast and responsive; shoot 6.5 fps at full resolution. And it’s endlessly versatile; shoot stills in multiple formats, video with enhanced definition, smooth time-lapse sequences up to 9,999 shots in-camera and more—all with stunning sharpness and rich tonality. Open new compositional possibilities with its 3.2-inch 1,229k dot tilting Vari-angle LCD display, or use a compatible smartphone or tablet as a remote monitor for Live View shooting.
Take your passion to the next level
24.3MP FX-format sensor and EXPEED 4
Like every Nikon full-frame DSLR, the D750 achieves a level of image quality few other manufacturers can match. Its newly designed 24.3MP FX-format CMOS image sensor is paired with EXPEED 4 image processing for fast frame rates, a low noise, wide ISO range of 100 to 12,800 (expandable up to ISO 51,200), Full HD video with enhanced definition and reduced noise at high ISO sensitivities, minimal moiré, jaggies and false colors and a Nikon first—autofocus performance down to -3EV. Paired with the versatile array of full-frame or DX-format NIKKOR lenses, the D750 is capable of telling any story you can imagine.
Cutting edge HD video capabilities
With professional video capabilities inspired by the D810 and an array of inputs and outputs, the D750 is as well-suited for recording daily life and events as it is for filmmaking and videography. Simultaneously record uncompressed and compressed Full HD 1080 footage at 60/50/30/25/24p. Manually control ISO, shutter speed and aperture while recording—even use Power Aperture control for smooth iris transitions and Auto ISO for smooth exposure transitions. Use Highlight Display with zebra stripes to confirm exposure, apply Flat Picture Control for easier color grading in post and record at low and high angles with the 3.2-inch tilting Vari-angle LCD.
Built-in Wi-Fi sharing and remote control
Sharing and transferring your favorite D750 photos is fast, easy and fun. Wirelessly connect to the D750 with a compatible smartphone or tablet±, browse the camera’s memory card, download your favorite shots and then email them, text them or upload them to your favorite website. You can also use your smart device as a remote monitor and control for the D750—see what the camera sees and fire the shutter. For faster wireless transfers, transmit images over FTP using the WT-5A Wireless Transmitter + UT-1 Communication Unit. (Advanced shooters can use a web browser on a smartphone or tablet in HTTP mode to operate camera controls and begin Live View shooting.)
Enjoy the view
A first for a Nikon full-frame DSLR, the D750 features a 3.2-inch 1,229k dot tilting Vari-angle LCD display. It has RGBW alignment and color balance customization, so it can be matched to an external monitor. Use it to shoot from high and low angles, to spot-select white balance during Live View shooting, to access the intuitively redesigned Info. display or to change settings quickly from the separate Photo Shooting and Movie Shooting menus. Match your view and your vision with the 100% coverage optical viewfinder, which has a bright, clear organic EL display system for making adjustments without taking your eye off the action.
Another first for a Nikon full-frame DSLR, the D750 employs a compact, lightweight and slim monocoque body design. The front body and front cover are constructed from carbon-fiber reinforced thermoplastics, while the rear and top covers are magnesium alloy, for a balanced combination of nimbleness and ruggedness. This slim styling and ergonomic layout allows for ample grip space and comfortable handling. And with its energy saving EXPEED 4, you can expect to keep shooting for up to 1,230 shots* and up to 55 minutes of recording time.
A creative mix
The D750 is designed to ignite your creativity. It has extensive auto bracketing—up to nine frames in 1/3, 1/5 or 1 EV steps. The already impressive dynamic range of the D750’s image sensor can be enhanced with built-in HDR shooting. Combine multiple exposures into one dramatically rich image in-camera. The Special Effects mode lets you apply creative effects like Selective Color, Color Sketch, Miniature Effect and more in real time to both stills and HD videos.
A comprehensive system
The D750 is backed by one of the finest imaging systems available—compatible with the full collection of FX and DX NIKKOR lenses—legendary optics for every story. The camera is also compatible with the Nikon Creative Lighting System of i-TTL Speedlights, and its built-in flash has a Commander Mode, so you can use it to trigger external flashes with precise exposure and color information. Add the optional ME-1 Stereo Microphone for reduced camera noise during video recording, wireless remote controls, MB-D16 Multi-power Battery Pack and so much more.