• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Nikon D750 advantages over Nikon D500

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.97 vs 4.22 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,956 vs 1,324 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 20.9 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Nikon D500 advantages over Nikon D750

  • Less expensive
    $1897 vs $2297
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~0.30 vs 0.5 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More cross-type AF points
    99 vs 15
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Newer
    19 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    590k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More AF points
    153 vs 51
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.2 fps vs 6.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    200 vs 40 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.2 fps vs 6.6 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    200 vs 14 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    1638400 vs 51200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Both provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Outstanding image quality with great dynamic range and high ISO performance; Class-leading burst rate; Very good 51-pt AF system; AF system works in very low light; Deep, comfortable handgrip; Articulated LCD monitor; Excellent battery life; Uncompressed 4:2:2 HDMI video output; Built-in Wi-Fi.

  • Buffer fills quickly with 14-bit RAW; Sluggish Live View AF; Shutter speed tops out at 1/4000s; OVF coverage closer to 97%; Weak low-pass filter is great for detail but higher risk of moire.

  • Superb image quality; Great high ISO performance; Rugged, comfortable camera body; Sharp articulating touchscreen display; Excellent AF point frame coverage; Fast continuous shooting speeds; 4K UHD video; Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth.

  • Somewhat large for an APS-C camera; Expensive for a DX camera; 4K UHD video doesn't offer full DX field-of-view; No built-in flash; Still uses contrast-detect for Live View AF; Dual slots use two different card types (XQD and SD).

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D600

Nikon D750
Nikon D600
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Nikon D500
Nikon D600
  • $1897
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon 6D

Nikon D750
Canon 6D
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1356
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS
Nikon D500
Canon 6D
  • $1897
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $1356
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon D610

Nikon D750
Nikon D610
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Nikon D500
Nikon D610
  • $1897
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Pentax K-3 II

Nikon D750
Pentax K-3 II
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $846
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Nikon D500
Pentax K-3 II
  • $1897
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $846
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Pentax KP

Nikon D750
Pentax KP
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Nikon D500
Pentax KP
  • $1897
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
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