New and improved compared to its predecessor, and with a scintillating feature set, the D750 is a spectacular all-rounder
£1500, $1900 (body only)
he D700 was Nikon’s first ‘compact’ full-frame D-SLR that omitted a built-in vertical grip for portrait orientation shooting. Just when we thought the marque had gone forever, replaced by newer D6XX and D8XX series cameras, up pops the D750.
At first glance, the D750 looks incredibly similar to the D610, but looks can be deceiving. Apart from the generous finger grip, the D750 is much slimmer and a little lighter. That’s mostly due to its monocoque (onepiece) design, as featured in the D3300 and D5500 DX cameras. It’s immediately obvious when looking at a top-down view of the D750 and D610 next to each other. One (perhaps unwanted) effect of downsizing, however, is that the D750 has a narrower
Ttop-panel LCD screen. An even starker difference at the back is that the D750’s main LCD has a tilt facility for high-/low-level shooting, a feature which is unique in this test group.
Upgrades over the D610 include a new image sensor designed to deliver minimal image noise, a newer EXPEED 4 processor, a more sophisticated autofocus system and a more upmarket metering system. The new autofocus system is fast and highly accurate, while metering is clever and consistent, even under tricky lighting conditions, and when shooting high-contrast scenes. Auto white balance is noticeably more reliable than in the D610, giving practically identical