Nikon D750 Image Quality Analysis: See how Nikon’s latest FF offering stacks up against the D810 and the rest of the field


posted Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 10:44 AM EDT


The Nikon D750, the spiritual successor to the much-lauded D700, is here, and as expected given the six-year timespan since the D700 was first introduced, imaging technology has improved by leaps and bounds. Complete with Nikon's latest imaging tech, including a similar (but not exactly the same) 24.3-megapixel full-frame sensor as the D610 and the latest-generation EXPEED 4 processor as found in the high-end D810, how does the new D750 stack up against the other prosumer and professional-level, high-resolution DSLRs and mirrorless cameras?

We've just completed our full, in-depth Nikon D750 Image Quality Analysis that pits Nikon's latest HD-DSLR against it's higher resolution cousin, the D810, as well as popular competing cameras with similar sensor resolutions, including the Canon 5D Mark III, Sony A7 and the Pentax K-3. Plus, our detailed Print Quality Analysis is also completed, and just as the D750 produces excellent digital images, it also manages to produce some impressive real-world prints.

As in the D610, the sensor in the D750 is combined with an optical low-pass filter that helps fight moiré, aliasing and false color, though very fine detail reproduction is slightly lessened as a result. The sensor and processor pairing of the Nikon D750 goes beyond the D610 with a wider sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 12,800, expandable at both ends from 50 all the way to 51,200. The D810, meanwhile, offers a standard range of ISO 64 to 12,800, expandable to ISO 32 to 51,200, so that camera is matched by its more affordable new sibling at the top end, but can offer even lower sensitivity at the bottom end of the range.

Our Nikon D750 sample has already undergone extensive real-world testing with photographer Jeremy Gray, giving the new camera a thorough evaluation through some outdoor and landscape shooting up in the Maine wilderness. If you haven't already read his Shooter's Reports, be sure and check those out. In the meantime, head on over to our Nikon D750 Image Quality Analysis for a full side-by-side rundown of image comparisons as well as our Print Quality Analysis.

Nikon D750 vs Nikon D810 at Base ISO
Nikon D750 vs Nikon D810 at ISO 3200