Nikon D750

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A cracking full-frame cam­era kicks off this is­sue’s reviews

he lat­est ad­di­tion to Nikon’s full-frame cam­era line-up, the D750 sits above the D610 and be­low the Nikon D810 in the SLR range, and is aimed at en­thu­si­asts. At its heart is a newly de­signed 24.3-mil­lion­pixel CMOS sen­sor and an Expeed 4 pro­cess­ing en­gine. Un­like the 36MP D810, how­ever, there’s an an­tialias­ing fil­ter over the sen­sor.

This sen­sor and pro­ces­sor com­bi­na­tion en­ables a na­tive sen­si­tiv­ity range of ISO 100–12,800, with ex­ten­sion set­tings tak­ing this to ISO 50–51,200. It’s also pos­si­ble to shoot at up to 6.5 frames per sec­ond. Some sports pho­tog­ra­phers may have been hop­ing for some­thing a bit faster; per­haps 8fps or more.

Bet­ter news for ac­tion fans is that Nikon has given the D750 a new Multi-Cam 3500 II aut­o­fo­cus mod­ule, an up­dated ver­sion of the one in the D810. This has 51 points, 15 of which are the more sen­si­tive cross-type and 11 that op­er­ate down to f/8, which is es­pe­cially use­ful for pho­tog­ra­phers who want to use an extender with their tele­photo

Tlenses. As in the D810, the new Group Area AF mode is avail­able to help when shoot­ing sub­jects that are com­par­a­tively small and against a high-con­trast or dis­tract­ing back­ground.

Ex­po­sure me­ter­ing is han­dled by a 91,000-pixel RGB sen­sor. There’s also a use­ful high­light me­ter­ing op­tion, cal­i­brated to take greater note of the bright­est part of the scene to pre­vent it from be­ing burned out.

Enthusiast videog­ra­phers will ap­pre­ci­ate the Full HD video record­ing at up to 60p, mi­cro­phone port, head­phone port, audio level fine-tun­ing, Spot White Bal­ance mode, Flat Pic­ture Con­trol mode, and Ze­bra pat­terns to in­di­cate which ar­eas are in dan­ger of burn­ing out. The D750 can also out­put un­com­pressed footage via an HDMI con­nec­tion to al­low high-qual­ity record­ing to an ex­ter­nal de­vice.

Build and han­dling

Nikon has used a mono­coque con­struc­tion for the D750. A com­bi­na­tion of mag­ne­sium al­loy and car­bon fi­bre means it has a good solid feel with­out ex­ces­sive weight. It’s re­as­sur­ing to know that the cam­era has the same de­gree of weath­er­proof­ing as the D810. Inside there’s a Kevlar/car­bon fi­bre com­pos­ite shut­ter, which has been tested to 150,000 cy­cles.

The D750 looks sim­i­lar to the D610. How­ever, the mode dial on

SLR

Above A tilt­ing screen on a full-frame SLR – about time too,

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