The affordable option
Nikon D750 £1500, $1900
One of Nikon’s newest FX-format cameras, the D750 strikes the perfect balance for most photographers. It doesn’t go all-out for a massively high megapixel count, instead coupling its 24.3-megapixel sensor with a new-generation EXPEED 4 processor. The upside of the modest resolution on a fullframe sensor is that each photosite (equating to each pixel in an image) is physically larger, and able to gather more light. This makes the D750 a sensational low-light performer, with the availability of ultra-high native and expanded sensitivity settings, at ISO12800 and ISO51200 respectively.
The D750 is well suited to action photography, with a fast 6.5 frames-per-second continuous drive rate and 51-point AF system. Eleven of the AF points work with relatively narrow f/8 apertures, enabling the use of f/4 telephoto lenses with 2x teleconverters to get extra reach.
The control layout and overall body design are remarkably similar to those of the DX-format D7200, which is no bad thing. Typical upmarket attractions include a secondary info LCD on the top panel of the camera and a wealth of customisable functions. An extra bonus is that the rear LCD screen has a tilt facility, which enables very high-or low-level shooting in Live View or movie mode, without the need to use a step ladder or get your knees muddy. All in all, the Nikon D750 is a fabulous camera that’s also fantastic value for money.