Full-frame Nikon D750 arrives with a number of firsts: incredible low-light AF, tilting display, in-camera Wi-Fi
posted Friday, September 12, 2014 at 12:01 AM EDT
It's been a long time coming, but the spiritual successor to the Nikon D700 is finally here! Almost three years after Nikon's beloved full-frame enthusiast DSLR took its final bow and exited stage right, the brand-new Nikon D750 is replete with new features that bring it right up to date, several of them firsts for a Nikon full-frame DSLR.
Sitting between the existing Nikon D610 and D810 in the lineup, the Nikon D750 boasts a specification that's something of a hybrid of the two. Its 24.3-megapixel, full-frame sensor is similar to that in the Nikon D610, but it's paired to the more powerful EXPEED 4 processor, high-res 91,000-pixel RGB metering sensor and 51-point Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus module from the D810. That last item, though, is among the camera's firsts. It's been honed further since the D810, and now allows shooting at an impressive -3EV, something which should thrill fans of low-light photography.
On the back of its brand-new body, which features an unusual monocoque design and rearranged internals for a slimmer build that allows a more comfortable, deeper handgrip, the D750 offers up a large, high-res 3.2-inch LCD monitor that's now articulated, another first for a Nikon FX-format camera. Also new is in-camera Wi-Fi wireless networking, meaning that you needn't disrupt the camera's ergonomics and weather-sealing if you want to pair with your smartphone or tablet.
Priced at US$2,300 or thereabouts, body-only, the Nikon D750 looks to offer a lot of camera for the money. Available from late-September 2014, it will also be sold in a kit with the AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4 VR zoom lens from mid-October. (No pricing for this kit has yet been revealed, however.) The companion MB-D16 battery grip was also announced alongside the D750, and while availablity is unknown at this time, it will be priced at $485.
For much more information, read our hands-on Nikon D750 preview, and if you're ready to preorder now, you can get an early spot in the queue and help support Imaging Resource by using the links below.